AM adds DTW-BJX
Per the OAG thread, as mentioned, looks like AM is going to fly DTW-BJX 3x weekly on Mon, Wed, Fri with an E-190 starting this summer.
Overall, this in theory, should work with the automotive/manufacturing industry ties on both ends of this route. Significant OEM and supplier industries ties on both ends, particularly with one of the major OEMs having a major new vehicle launch in the upcoming year which will mean greater than normal travel from both OEM and supplier on both ends.
The flight times are the following:
AM 2727 DTW BJX 2:56pm 6:00pm
AM 2726 BJX DTW 8:00am 1:26pm
The times are a bit better for BJX originating traffic, as its well time for weekly commuter type traffic but it could work either way.
That said, hopefully this falls under the DL codeshare and also gets displayed and sold through Delta to increase brand recognition and marketing power on the route.
I am a little bit skeptical as AM has a history of:
a) announcing routes, then pulling them before they start (this isn't just a DTW thing, but they've done this elsewhere, but more typical to request a route authority but never load for sale)
b) quickly pulling out of a market shortly after start (e.g., their short-lived DTW-MTY alongside DL's long standing service)
That said, this should probably stick around for 2018, but will be interesting to see it it sticks into 2019.
Overall good to see increases DTW-Mexico service, that helps improve business ties/business travel between the regions.