The future looks bright for Mexico lately for a variety of different reasons,including the record number of new flights that are being announced almost daily from around the world. In July 2013 alone,there were at least 35 new flights announced for the coming weeks and months,which will only help to increase tourism and up the total number of visitors who decide to put Mexico at the top of their travel to-do list.
Aeromexico has begun offering two weekly flights from Los Angeles International Airport to La Paz,Mexico and will also increase connectivity from Dallas/Fort Worth to Cancun,Cabo San Lucas,Puerto Vallarta,Mazatlan and Zihuatanejo.
In addition,Southwest Airlines now offers daily service between Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Texas and Cabo San Lucas via AirTran Airways,which also recently launched a direct flight from Denver.
Frontier Airlines will extend its flight schedule through March of 2014,offering travelers easy access to popular destinations throughout Mexico real estate,including from Kansas City to Puerto Vallarta,Kansas City to Cabo,Rockford,Illinois,to Puerto Vallarta,St. Louis to Puerto Vallarta,and new midweek departures from Milwaukee,Wisconsin,Indianapolis and Salt Lake City,Utah,to Cancun.
Virgin Australia and Delta Airlines have expanded their partnership and now offer flights from Sydney,Brisbane and Melbourne in Australia to six cities in Mexico,including Puerto Vallarta,Cancun,Cabo San Lucas,Cozumel,Mexico City and Guadalajara. Delta also began offering daily non-stop service from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta this July.
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“[Virgin Australia] is hoping to capitalize on a growing interest from Australians in Mexican destinations and the continued favorable currency exchange between the two countries,” writes The Australian. “Customers of both airlines will now be able to fly from Australia to six cities in Mexico on one ticket as part of the alliance.”
Apple Vacations has also expanded service to Mexico from a variety of U.S. getaways,including from Los Angeles to Cancun,Newport News to Cancun,New York to Cancun,New York to Cabo,New York to Puerto Vallarta,Philadelphia to Puerto Vallarta,Rockford,Illinois,to Puerto Vallarta and from St. Louis to Puerto Vallarta.
“We’re looking forward to riding the momentum of 2013 into the next year with the addition of new flights,” Tim Mullen,co-president of Apple Vacations told the Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch.
Signature Vacations has significantly increased the number of weekly direct flights from Western Canada’s Calgary,Vancouver and Edmonton to Mexico’s top destinations,including Cancun,the Riviera Maya and Cabo San Lucas.
Sunwing announced that it will offer a new series of weekly flights this December from Kelowna International Airport in British Columbia to Ixtapa,which is situated about 200 km north of Acapulco.
This December Sun Country Airlines will resume weekly nonstop flights from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in Minnesota to General Rafael Buelna International Airport in Mazatlan. The flights will carry up to 162 passengers and will land in Mazatlan within four hours of takeoff.
Volaris also began offering three new routes this July,adding two new destinations to its offerings from Cancun real estate and one from Tijuana.
Also of note,Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (ASUR) announced in late July that its second quarter profit rose by more than 41 percent this year,boosted by a 10 percent increase in passenger traffic to and from Mexico so far in 2013. In addition,VivAerobus CEO Juan Carlos Zuaxua said the airline carrier plans to spend “billions of dollars” by the end of 2013 to improve its fleet.
“We know that Mexico’s economic strength will facilitate the growth of the industry in the short and medium term,” shared Carlos Zuazua in a press release.
Finally,the first long-haul Thomson Airways Boeing 787 flight from Glasgow,Scotland,to Cancun was a great success in early July,carrying nearly 300 passengers on its sold out maiden voyage. The weekly 4,737-mile flights take approximately nine hours and are the most fuel-efficient in the world.
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