Cancun, Q.R. — Over half of the flights being offered between the United States and Mexico by Delta airlines are now Basic Economy fare.
The recent announcement by Delta noted that the discounted air fares are now even available on several of their new flights including Guadalajara and Mexico City. The offer comes on the heels of a basic fare product being offered by its partner, Aeromexico who is promoting its new Branded Fares concept on flights between the United States and Mexico.
As for Delta, the company said its decision to expand Basic Economy is in recognition of the numerous price-conscious airline passengers who are traveling to Mexico. The Basic Economy fare offered by the company was already being offered to popular destinations such as Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and Cozumel.
Delta first introduced the Basic Economy fare in 2012. Customers purchasing the economy tickets have restrictions including not receiving a seat assignment until after check-in or at the gate. Also, people traveling together may not be seated together.
While the tickets are not refundable or changeable after the risk-free cancellation period, passengers purchasing the economy fares still receive such things as complimentary snacks in-flight, WiFi for purchase and free access to entertainment.
The Basic Fares expansion in Mexico is Delta’s latest effort to broaden the bargain ticket program. In 2017, Delta announced that Basic Economy was available on more than 50 percent of flights between North America and Europe.