Airways Proceed to Distribute Wings Over Mexico

Airways are responding to increasing U.S. and Canadian demand from customers for assistance to Mexico by widening assistance selections to the country’s quite a few destinations. With higher air accessibility, the airways contribute to boosting intercontinental tourist arrivals.

During the past 6 months, a mix of key airways and lower-charge carriers in the United States and Canada have improved assistance schedules to various sections of Mexico by additional frequencies of present routes and the start of new companies.

“That airways across the board are increasing flight selections to Mexico demonstrates the large degree of assurance the travel marketplace has in our state, and the interest tourists have in identifying Mexico for by themselves. Mexicans are known all over the world for their warmth and hospitality, and North American tourists will be welcomed with open up arms,” explained Magdalena Carral, CEO of the Mexico Tourism Board.

Expansion of air transportation inbound to Mexico is aligned with the aim of the Mexican government’s extensive, lengthy-time period tourism plan to improve the number of intercontinental website visitors. With 21.nine million website visitors in 2005, the state is rated seventh as an intercontinental tourism spot in accordance to Entire world Tourism Organization figures unveiled in June.

Between the airways increasing flights is Delta Air Lines. In current months, the Atlanta-dependent carrier initiated new non-cease assistance to Mexico destinations this sort of as Acapulco, Merida, and Ixtapa from Atlanta Mazatlan from Salt Lake Town and Puerto Vallarta and Acapulco from New York’s John F. Kennedy Intercontinental Airport.

Frontier Airways yet another carrier on the forefront to develop assistance to Mexico, has introduced ideas to start round-excursion assistance concerning Denver and Guadalajara. The assistance will mark the eighth Mexican city to be served by Frontier. The four weekly flights to Guadalajara, slated to commence Dec. 22, are component of Denver-dependent Frontier’s ideas to improve its Mexican assistance by thirty % all through the peak wintertime holiday getaway period Frontier will include flight frequencies from Denver to Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas. Frontier introduced that it will commence new, non-cease assistance concerning San Diego and Cancun with one particular flight weekly commencing Dec. 16.

Introducing a few new Mexico routes this year, United Airlines’ most current start was in July connecting Chicago and Cancun. The carrier experienced initiated its Los Angeles-Cancun and Chicago’s-Puerto Vallarta routes in March. Together, United serves 16 routes concerning the United States and Mexico excluding two seasonal routes, Denver-Mexico Town and Denver-Ixtapa, which operate all through the wintertime months. The new flights to Mexico are presented by way of the United and the airline’s lower-charge counterpart, Ted.

Seasonal flight companies to be additional all through the wintertime months will include American Airlines’ introduced ideas to get started one particular round-excursion, non-cease assistance weekly from JFK to Mexico’s San Jose del Cabo in the Baja California area, helpful Dec. 16 by April nine, 2007. The legacy airline, which has been working flights to the Mexico market since 1941, currently serves San Jose del Cabo with a few flights everyday from Dallas/Fort Worth, two everyday from Los Angeles, and a few weekly flights from Chicago.

Other flight additions to present routes include assistance by Alaska Airways, which will lengthen its checklist of companies to Mexico resort cities this slide with 6 much more weekly flights from Los Angeles and San Francisco, consequently increasing its Mexico ability by 22 %. The carrier also ideas to inaugurate non-cease companies concerning Los Angeles and La Paz, San Francisco and Cancún, and Seattle and Cancún, as nicely as concerning Portland, Oregon to both of those Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta.

Northwest Airlines’ announcement of additional weekday frequencies all through the wintertime travel period concerning Minneapolis/St. Paul and Mexico cities Acapulco, Manzanillo and Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo. The airline, topic to governing administration approval, will also include assistance from Detroit to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo that will function from Jan. twenty by March 31, 2007, as nicely as a new assistance concerning Memphis and Cozumel to function on Saturdays from Feb. seventeen by April 14, 2007.

Even though Continental Airways has not additional new companies in current months, the airline is a sturdy player in the market currently working much more than 580 flights weekly to thirty Mexican destinations from Texas airports in Laredo, McCallen and Houston, as nicely as from Newark’s Liberty Intercontinental Airport and Los Angeles. Continental did however, announce with Alitalia codeshare expansion previously in area to deliver improved transfer companies concerning Italy, Canada and Mexico.

Canadian airways are also hovering in excess of Mexico skies. Air Canada will include twenty five much more non-cease flights for each 7 days this wintertime concerning Canada and Mexico for a whole of sixty one weekly. The new routes to Mexico include assistance concerning Toronto to Cozumel and Ixtapa, slated to commence mid-December, as nicely as a Montreal-Mexico Town assistance released on June seventeen.

Sunwing Airlines’ introduced ideas to commence this slide to function one particular flight each and every concerning Montreal and Ottawa to Acapulco on Wednesdays and to Cancun on Fridays. Previously this year, Sunwing started assistance concerning Toronto and Cozumel and the airline will function a Sudbury and Cancun route for the wintertime period from December by March 2007.

For the wintertime period, Sunquest Airways will also commence companies from Hamilton to Cancun and Riviera Maya commencing in December.

Mexican airways also develop companies
The elevated number of expanded routes, however, has not been confined to intercontinental companies. Mexican airways, especially the lower-charge carriers, are also boosting companies. Private and semi-non-public airways this sort of as Avolar, ABC Interjet and Volaris, as nicely as Mexicana Airline’s carrier Click on Mexicana have launched lower-charge flights to various sections of Mexico. Aladia, one particular of Mexico’s most recent airways, is slated to start this summertime.

Mexico’s domestic assistance currently caters to around two.five million travellers, representing some six.five % of Mexican visitors who travel by way of air in just the state.

Traveling beyond Mexico borders, Mexican airways Aeromexico and Mexicana function everyday routes concerning JFK airport and Mexico Town. Mexicana will also function a route concerning Baltimore, Maryland and its lower-fare carrier Click on Mexicana will start a Cancun-Miami flight later on this summertime. Avolar also ideas to provide a select handful of of U.S. cities later on this year. Inside Mexico, Aeromexico is increasing flight choices with new routes concerning Mexico Town and Villahermosa, Merida and Cancun.

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Erick Laseca
Mexico Tourism Board
312-228-0517 x14
erick.laseca@bm.com