Mexico and the U.S. are Closer Than Ever

Posted: November 9, 2017

Author: Rafael Mendez

Mexico and the United States are closer than ever with more and more flight opening each week from all across the States. Are you ready to visit Mexico?

Travel Weekly, a travel industry news resource, recently published an article titled “Ever-growing Air Options Thanks to Low-cost Carriers” by Meagan Drillinger, a Mexico specialist, where she covers the significant increase of flights between the U.S. and Mexico.   Drillinger writes:

“It is getting cheaper and cheaper to fly to Mexico from the United States.  As of August 2016, restrictions on flights between the U.S. and Mexico were lifted, which was expected to bring more options and lower fares for travelers.

In that wake, airlines like American, Delta and Southwest started announcing new flight roots. Then in December, Mexico and the U.S. opened their aviation markets to other carriers, as well, meaning that airlines on both sides of the border would be able to fly any routes they wanted at prices they would set. The result has been an explosion of Mexican low-cost carriers crossing the border, with dozens of new routes scheduled for the future, as well. “

According to Travel Weekly, the U.S. Department of Travel will allocate a total of 28 flight slots between Mexico City Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York.  With the bulk of this allocation going to low-cost carriers, it makes travel to Mexico easy and affordable – especially perfect for shorter excursions like Journey Mexico’s Weekend Escape to Mexico City. Drillinger states:

“In the beginning of 2017, the U.S. DOT instituted a slot assignment to allocate a total of 28 slot pairs at Mexico City’s Benito Juarez Airport and at JFK. They were released in two phases for operations from this summer into summer 2018 and were provided exclusively to low-cost carriers. Six Mexican and U.S. airlines were seeking to access the 28 slot pairs. They were Alaska Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, Interjet, VivaAerobus and Volaris.”

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In addition, Travel Weekly says that since Aeromexico and Delta completed their alliance late last year, the two airlines have been able to essentially operate as one airline – providing even more flight options across both the US and Mexico, making Mexico even more accessible.

Interjet, Volaris and Vivearobus, the main low-cost airlines in Mexico, are seeking to take advantages of these lifted restrictions, lower fares and increased visitors by expanding their flight options not only in and out of Mexico City but also to and from the most popular tourist destination within Mexico, such Los Cabos, Cancun and Puerto Vallarta, providing greater access to these incredible destinations.

Read complete article: Ever-growing air options thanks to low-cost carriers


It’s time to book your next vacation to Mexico, check our recommend trips in worldly Mexico City,  historical colonial cities or some of the best beach destinations on the planet – or combine all these locations in a custom itinerary for a complete Mexico experience.

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