The brightest planes in the sky will continue to soar over Mexico, this time touching down at a new destination! Today Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) announced plans to continue its international expansion by adding Puerto Vallarta’s Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR) to its route map starting July 1.
The airline will offer daily flights between Puerto Vallarta and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), along with service three times weekly from Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) operating on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
“Offering our Guests convenient flights to beautiful destinations and spectacular beaches is what Spirit Airlines is all about, which makes Puerto Vallarta the perfect new market to connect to major cities in our network,” said John Kirby, Vice President of Network Planning at Spirit Airlines. “We’re delighted to add the great culture and warmth of Mexico’s Pacific coast to our variety of destinations across Mexico, including Cancun and Los Cabos.”
Spirit will also add nonstop service between LAX and Los Cabos, Mexico (SJD) starting May 5. The route will be Spirit’s first international service from Los Angeles, which will be joined by Puerto Vallarta when it launches the following month.
“Passengers are looking for destinations that offer the characteristics of Mexican beaches, such as Puerto Vallarta, and that are relatively close to their destination of origin,” said Raúl Revuelta, CEO of Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico. “In addition to the biosafety protocols and destination policies, they have made tourism safe and welcomes Guests with pleasure. That is why we are very pleased to be part of Spirit’s route map expansion in 2021.”
Spirit’s commitment to Safe Travels includes a multi-layered safety approach that requires all Guests and Team Members to wear face coverings. Each passenger agrees to that policy as part of a health and safety acknowledgment prior to boarding the aircraft. Every plane in our Fit Fleet® uses state-of-the-art, high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters that capture 99.97% of particles and filter the air for contaminants every 3 minutes.
Between each flight, enhanced cleaning procedures focus on high-touch areas such as tray tables and armrests. Spirit also uses two EPA-registered fogging treatments. The first applies a safe, high-grade disinfectant that’s effective against coronaviruses. The second uses an antimicrobial product that forms an invisible barrier on all surfaces that kills bacteria and viruses on contact for 30 days. Please visit Spirit’s COVID-19 Information Center for more information on safety enhancements.
*Based on points earned on published fares (excluding sale fares) and optional services using the Free Spirit Credit Card (the “Card”), and includes status qualifying points earned by spending on Spirit and everyday purchases using the Card.
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