MSP Celebrates Inaugural Flight to Mexico City

June 08, 2019 06:09 PM

The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport just added one more destination to its list.

Passengers boarded the inaugural flight between MSP and Mexico City International Airport Saturday.


"I am this much excited because I get to see my dad again," said Mason Gonzalez.

8-year-old Mason Gonzalez and his mom are saying hello to dad and bye to layovers.

"We are actually going to be living down there part-time, so he has been fixing up our house and we are really excited that there is a direct flight now available for us," said Megan Gonzalez.

It was an exciting day for many passengers as they boarded Delta's full flight to Mexico City for the first time at MSP.

"All of a sudden a non-stop flight popped up a few months ago, and I couldn't believe it," said Gonzalez.

Dan Boivin with the Metropolitan Airports Commission says the idea of a non-stop flight to Mexico City came from the business community.

"We realized that Mexico City is one of the largest cities in North America, and we did not have direct service to it. People would have to go through LA or Atlanta or Houston or Dallas and it just cuts off time for the business community," said Boivin.

Through Delta's agreement with Aeromexico, travelers can connect to 55 other destinations in Mexico and Latin America.

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