According to a recent report published online by the Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch,air passenger traffic figures for Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (GAP) in Mexico were up 2.2 percent overall,and 4.4 percent among domestic travelers last month,compared to the month of April,2011. In addition,new flights to Mexico have been announced from Denver to Cancun,and from John Wayne Airport in Orange County California,to Cabo San Lucas and Mexico City.
AirTran Airways now offers a new,low cost,daily roundtrip service from Denver,Colorado,to Cancun through July 7. From July 8 through August 12,service will run Tuesday,Thursday,Saturday and Sunday,followed by Saturday and Sunday only service August 13 through November 2. The new flights will provide a fast,affordable way for travelers to reach Cancun,and will help make it easier than ever to enjoy all that Mexico real estate has to offer.
Starting on June 3,AirTran Airways will begin offering daily flights from John Wayne Airport in California’s famed Orange County to Cabo San Lucas and Mexico City. The routes were chosen for the expected popularity of these two destinations.
“We chose Cabo and Mexico city because we felt we could support those flights due to a good mix of business and leisure customers,” shared Ashley Dillon,a spokeswoman for Southwest,which owns AirTran. “We are pleased with the booking performance since we opened the service for sale in December and we expect full flights out of Orange County.”
GAP currently operates 12 airports throughout Mexico’s Pacific region,including the popular tourist hotspots of Puerto Vallarta,Cabo,La Paz and Manzanillo,as well as the major cities of Guadalajara and Tijuana. In addition,MarketWatch reported that VivaAerobus has opened a Mexico City to Cancun route,while Volaris has opened a Cabo to Puerto Vallarta route,and an Aguascalientes to Cancun route,as well as a Guanajuato to Cancun route,due to the ever-increasing popularity of these destinations.