In the last few weeks two new flights
have been announced from the US and Paris to Mexico. The low-cost Mexican
airline VivaAerobus has begun to offer flights from its hub in Monterrey,
Mexico to Chicago's Midway Airport,while the first Air France flight into
Cancun from Paris arrived in Mexico real estate
earlier this week.
In addition to the new Chicago flight,
VivaAerobus also lands in Las Vegas,Miami,Orlando,San Antonio and Houston,
making this the airline's sixth US destination. At this point the Chicago
flights will take place twice each week,but they are scheduled to increase to
three times each week during the peak season. VivaAerobus operates a fleet of
all-Boeing 737-300 aircraft and is co-owned by RyanMex and Mexico's IAMSA.
“At VivaAerobus we are making great
strides in our expansion into the US market,” said the company's CEO Juan
Carlos ZuaZua. “These actions help us solidify our offering and commitment to
our users,servicing them with the best routes and the most affordable prices
in the market.”
Air France is also operating the modern
Boeing 777-300 aircraft on its flights from Paris to Cancun. The first flight
was received this week by Quintana Roo governor Roberto Borge Angulo,who
emphasized the importance of the new route,which will serve as a link between
all of Central America and Europe. To start,the airline will offer three
weekly flights on Wednesdays,Fridays and Saturdays.
have already been more than 5,000 ticket sales for October and November of
2011,with 80% of the buyers coming from France and the rest from Germany,
Poland and Holland. In fact,the governor also stated that ticket booking data
shows that between now and the end of April 2012 there are already more than
60,000 tickets purchased,which equates to a 90% passenger capacity and
translates to a huge success for Mexico and the airline.