American Eagle Airlines is launching daily nonstop jet service on June 9 from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to Morelia and Mazatlan in Mexico, subject to government approval.
Morelia is in the state of Michoacan west of Mexico City and Mazatlan is on Mexico’s Pacific Coast in the state of Sinaloa.
American Airlines’ sister regional carrier will serve Morelia’s Francisco J. Múgica International Airport (MLM) with 44-seat Embraer ERJ-140 regional jets and will operate 50-seat ERJ-145s betweeen Dallas/Fort Worth and Mazatlan’s General Rafael Buelna International Airport (MZT).
“This announcement is important because it confirms the strength of our nation as a leisure destination at an international level,” says Gloria Guevara Manzo, Mexico’s Minister of Tourism. “My administration will keep working to increase service to all of Mexico’s desirable destinations.”
The state of Michoacan contains many nature preserves and significant historic locations. Morelia – marking its 550th year – is known for the United Nations World Heritage Site designation of its city center as well as its international film and music festivals.
Mazatlan is Mexico’s largest seaport and is a popular port of call for cruise lines. While the city is a bustling commercial center, Mazatlan’s beaches offer a slower, more relaxed seaside ambience.
American Eagle’s schedule between Dallas/Fort Worth and Morelia calls for flight AA2997 to depart DFW daily at 6:20 p.m. and land at MLM at 8:50 p.m. local time. In the other direction, flight AA2989 (which begins on June 10) is timed to leave MLM at 6:45 a.m. and land at DFW at 9:20 a.m. local time.
The carrier’s schedule between Dallas/Fort Worth and Mazatlan will see daily flight AA2894 begin taxiing at DFW at 11:45 a.m. and touching down at MZT at 1:05 p.m. local time. In the other direction, flight AA2933 is timed to leave MZT at 1:55 p.m. and to land at DFW at 5:20 p.m. local time.
Together, American Airlines and American Eagle will serve 18 destinations throughout Mexico with more than 300 weekly flights as of June 9. In addition to Morelia and Mazatlan, other destinations include Acapulco, Aguascalientes, Cancun, Chihuahua, Cozumel, Guadalajara, Leon (Guanajuato), Los Cabos, Mexico City, Monterrey, Puerto Vallarta, San Luis Potosi, Queretaro, Torreon, Veracruz and Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo.