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As of the reopening of beaches in Puerto Vallarta on June 15, a gradual increase in arrivals of national and international flights began at the International Airport of this tourist destination, where the number of arrivals tripled, from 322 in June, to more than a thousand that will arrive during the month of October.
The reactivation of the tourism sector in this destination has occurred in a very responsible manner, according to the indications of the governor, Enrique Alfaro Ramírez , and the state authorities of Tourism and Health.
Hotels operate at 50 percent of their capacity while strictly enforcing preventive protocols. The same occurs in restaurants and tourism service providers in general , who consciously implement healthy distance in their establishments and activities.
Puerto Vallarta has generated confidence in travelers who have this tourist destination in mind in their plans , which is reflected in a gradual but constant increase in passengers arriving by air.
FLIGHTS AND DESTINATIONS
As for the national airlines, this month Aeroméxico heads the list, which during October will have 149 frequencies ; Viva Aerobús, 113; Volaris, 89; also with 89, Regional Air Transport (TAR); Aeromar will offer 62 connections and Magnicharters 9 more flights, thus reaching 511 flights.
National airlines serve eight cities in the country including the three main ones: Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey , as well as three destinations in the Bajío (the main natural market): Guanajuato, Aguascalientes and San Luis Potosí, and two in the north: Chihuahua and Tijuana.
For its part, the list of international airline connections during October highlights that United Airlines will offer 145 frequencies ; American Airlines, 135; Alaska Airlines, 125; Southwest Airlines, 49; Delta, 31; and the Canadians West Jet 8; Sunwing 1 and Swoop 1 more, for a total of 495 flights from the United States and Canada.
Puerto Vallarta has 14 international air links, 11 of them from the United States : Los Angeles, San Diego, San José and San Francisco in California; Portland, Oregon; Seattle, Washington; Houston Texas; Phoenix, Arizona; Denver, Colorado; Chicago, Illinois and Newark, New Jersey. As well as three from Canada: Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton.
So there are 511 domestic flights and 495 international flights, for a total of 1,006 frequencies during this month.
In addition, the interest of travelers continues to be reflected in the decisions of the airlines that frequently increase connectivity to this destination. This is the case of Southwest Airlines that as of Thursday, October 8, will restart operations with the opening of the new route from Phoenix, Arizona and the return of the flight from Houston, Texas, with a daily frequency in both cases, for a total of 49 on the whole.
Connectivity has continued to improve in recent months with the reinstatement of flights from Los Angeles and San Francisco, California, Phoenix, Arizona, the destination’s prominent natural markets ; as well as New Jersey on the East coast of the United States, from where there is a weekly flight.
Also, Saturday October 10 will be an important date with the return of the Canadian airline West Jet, which will reopen operations to Puerto Vallarta with a flight from Calgary, Alberta, with two frequencies on Saturdays . Meanwhile, the airline Swoop, will restart its frequency from Edmonton from October 25.
Connectivity is essential for Puerto Vallarta as well as the responsible reactivation of tourist activities. The confidence shown by airlines and travelers with this destination is remarkable; our visitors can responsibly enjoy all the attractions here, the hotels are applying preventive measures and there are many outdoor activities to enjoy, said Luis Villaseñor, Acting Director of the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Promotion and Advertising Trust.