With weekly flights, the Mexican airline Volaris began new direct flights between the city of Los Angeles, California, and the International Airport “Lic. Gustavo Díaz Ordaz in Puerto Vallarta on Friday, November 17.
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The first flight landed in Puerto Vallarta in the middle of a sunny and hot day, while directors of tourism of Nayarit and Jalisco gave 144 passengers on board a receiving party with music of mariachi, signature cocktails and the kindness that characterizes Mexicans.
The new route represents more than 5,500 seats for the region, since initially it will be operating for 40 weeks, although the intention is to be permanent, said the director of Market Distribution and Development of Volaris, Miguel Ángel Aguiñiga.
“We want the flights to last; we do not open temporary flights, we open them to leave them (…) we want people to travel, and travel well to Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit or to Los Angeles. Flying from the United States is a great challenge that we love, so we expanded our portfolio of routes and added to the tourist and business exchange between both regions,” he said.
Likewise, it represents an opportunity for the people of Jalisco and Nayarit to connect to Los Angeles, where many co-nationals live, and in turn they can travel to Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit.
However, something really remarkable is that foreign tourists have taken advantage of the scale in Los Angeles to reach this destination without having to go to Mexico City, and up to 70% of the passengers on board this first flight were from non-Mexican origin, since many came from England, France and even North American origin from the Middle East.