The Mexico Tourism Board recently reported that tourism numbers are up this first quarter. Connectivity, in terms of number of flights offered in the United States, is up 5% while the number of passengers is up 10%. Between Mexico and the US alone, there are 30,000 flights offered from 57 different airports flying to 37 Mexico destinations.
Aeromexico added 100 weekly flights to its summer schedule, with more than 3,000 more seats per week for the domestic market and over 2,000 additional seats for the international market. Domestic services from Mexico City have increased to Acapulco, Cancun, Huatulco, Los Cabos, Merida, Oaxaca, Puerto Vallarta and Zihuatanejo. To Cancun, four daily flights were added from Mexico City and six weekly flights were added from Monterrey. From the U.S., AeroMexico added scheduled services from Miami, Orlando and San Antonio, Texas to Mexico City. (Source – Travel Weekly)
Los Angeles to Monterrey
Delta Airlines is launching a new service from Los Angeles (LAX) to one of Mexico’s biggest cities, Monterrey (MTY). The new route, expecting to commence on November 2nd, 2014, highlights Delta’s growth in Mexico by broadening its connections between big business destinations in Mexico and its main international hubs in the US.
Minneapolis to Maztalan
Sun Country Airlines will add to its seasonal offering between Minneapolis-St. Paul in Minnesota (MSP) and Mazatlan (MZT) with the launch of four weekly flights (Monday, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays). The schedule, which has doubled from last year, is as follows: Monday flights, Feb. 16 to April 6; Tuesdays, Jan. 27 to April 7; Fridays, Jan. 9 to April 3; and Saturdays, Dec. 20 to April 11.
Portland to Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta
Alaska Airlines is planning to begin new services from Portland, Oregon (PDX) to Los Cabos (SJD) and Puerto Vallarta (PVR). An application has been submitted to begin non-stop flights between these destinations and are planned to operate as follows: between Portland and Los Cabos from November 3 to April 27, 2015; between Portland and Puerto Vallarta from November 4 through to April 26, 2014. These routes strengthen the Mexican network that already includes Guadalajara, Mexico City, Manzanillo, Mazatlán, Loreto and Zihuatanejo.
Seattle to Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta
Delta Airlines is planning to add a new seasonal service from Seattle, Washington (SEA) to Los Cabos (SJD) and Puerto Vallarta (PVR) beginning on December 20th, 2014. Flights are subject to government approval.
Seattle to Cancun
Alaska Airlines recently announced it will resume its seasonal non-stop service between Seattle, Washington (SEA) and Cancun(CUN) on November 6. The flight will have daily departures from Seattle.
San Antonio and Austin to Mexico City and Cancun
Southwest Airlines will begin daily, nonstop service from San Antonio, Texas (SAT) and Santa Ana/Orange County, California (SNA) to Mexico City (MEX) and Cancun (CUN) on November 2nd and August 10th respectively. Flights are subject to government approvals.
Orange County and Chicago to Cancun
Southwest Airlines will begin daily, nonstop service from Austin, Texas (AUS) and Chicago, Illinois (MDW) to Cancun (CUN). Flights are subject to government approval.
Los Angeles to Mazatlan
Delta Airlines will launch daily, year-round service between Los Angeles (LAX) and Mazatlan (MZT) in late December. Delta will be the only carrier that offers daily service throughout the year.