In the past week, two major airlines, Frontier and Virgin America, have expanded their flight inventory to include more flights to Mexico.
Frontier Airlines has added two new, non-stop routes from Denver and Kansas City. Frontier will fly from Denver to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo from January 15th through March 26th, 2011. Flights from Kansas City to Los Cabos are scheduled from December 18th through April 16, 2011.
Frontier also reports that they are expanding the dates of their seasonal, Saturday only service from Indianapolis to Cancun to run from November 6th to April 30th, 2011.
Virgin America spokesman, Richard Branson, has announced that Virgin plans to be offering flights to Mexico before the year’s end. As it stands, Virgin will be running three flights: San Francisco to San Jose del Cabo, San Francisco to Cancun, and Los Angeles to Cancun.
*UPDATE – On June 9th, 2010, Continental Airlines began a twice-weekly (Wed and Sat) flight from Bush InterContinental in Houston to Tuxtla Gutierrez in Chiapas, Mexico. The addition of this flight makes 30 Mexican destinations that Continental serves, making it the leader in US flights to Mexico.
*UPDATE – On November 20th, Alaska Airlines plans to begin weekly, non-stop flights between San Jose, California and Los Cabos, Mexico.