As Mexico continues to grow as one of the world’s most popular destinations,the rise in travelers heading to destinations throughout the country continues to steadily increase the need for available flights,with new offerings from Spirit Airlines,Sun Country Airlines,Interjet and Sunwing Travel Group.
In addition,American Airlines is celebrating 70 years of service to Mexico,which began Sept. 8,1942 with a flight from Dallas,Texas,to Monterrey,Mexico.
“Mexico was America’s second international destination,and today,70 years after our first flight,we reiterate our commitment to the country,” shared Art Torno,the vice president of American Airlines. “Mexico is a critical market for American and continues to be a very important part of our global route network.”
Also of note,the Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch and Reuters recently reported that Mexico’s airport operator Grupo Aeroportario del Sureste announced a 20 percent increase in profit for the second quarter of 2012. The company operates nine airports in the southeastern part of Mexico real estate,including a large facility in Cancun,where revenue increased by 16.5 percent,compared to the second quarter of 2011.
Spirit Airlines has announced that a new flight beginning November 8 will depart from Portland,Oregon,and land in San Diego,California,giving travelers departing from both major west coast cities the opportunity to board a new flight from San Diego to Mexico’s Cabo San Lucas. The carrier will also offer three weekly nonstop flights between Cancun,Mexico,and the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in Texas,starting April 25,2013 and increasing to daily flights on June 13,2013. In addition,Spirit Airlines will offer four weekly nonstop flights between Cabo and Dallas/Fort Worth starting in June of 2013.
Service to Cabo San Lucas has also been added to the offerings at Victoria International Airport in Canada,with weekly flights scheduled for Thursdays beginning November 1 and provided by Sunwing Travel group. In addition,CanJet will offer service to Puerto Vallarta beginning in December and WestJet will offer direct flights to Cancun and Puerto Vallarta starting November 3.
Mexican carrier Interjet is planning to offer six new routes between the John Wayne International Airport in California and Mexico City,San Jose del Cabo and Guadalajara,as well as new routes between Mexico City and Las Vegas,Houston and Chicago. The budget carrier also began service between Mexico City and New York this August.
Finally,Sun Country Airlines has announced that it will include weekly nonstop service from Lansing,Michigan,to Puerto Vallarta beginning December 27,2012 as part of its winter schedule. The carrier will also continue its seasonal nonstop service to Cancun.