A number of airlines have added new flights from the US to Mexico in order to meet growing demand among travelers who are eager to enjoy some fun in the sun south of the border.
In response to growing demand over the coming summer months,AirTran Airways debuted new flights from San Antonio to Cancun,Mexico City and Juarez on May 24. The airline will run four flights a week to both Mexico City and Cancun,and plans to expand the service in September. Another new AirTran flight has been announced from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to Cancun,launching May 25 and offering nonstop service.
Also,small Canadian provider Sunwing Airlines will begin operating nonstop service from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Cancun on Fridays and Mondays. This new seasonal service was added to accommodate demand during the summer months and is expected to run through October. Sunwing will provide luxury flights,allowing up to 44 pounds of luggage to be checked at no charge and featuring leather seating,champagne,hot towel service and hot meals.
Detroit Metro Airport also offers nonstop service to Cancun via Delta Airlines and Spirit Airlines.
Milwaukee-based Funjet Vacations recently announced that it will begin offering new nonstop flights for 2013 winter travelers from major US cities,including from Milwaukee to Cancun and the Riviera Maya,Puerto Vallarta,Cozumel and Ixtapa,as well as from Chicago to Cancun and the Riviera Maya,and Minneapolis to Cancun and the Riviera Maya,Cozumel,Ixtapa,Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta. In addition,Funjet will offer flights from Dallas/Fort Worth to Cancun and the Riviera Maya,as well as from St. Louis to Cancun and the Riviera Maya.
Reuters recently reported on another telltale sign that Mexico real estate is growing in popularity among international travelers. Southwest Airlines has announced plans to spend $100 million to expand Houston’s William Hobby Airport,so it can begin offering international flights to Mexico.