Travel & Outdoors | July 2008
|Jet Blue Adds Flights to Mexico|
While rising fuel costs have caused many US airlines to suspend flights to Mexico City, Monterrey, Guadalajara, Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta and other Mexico vacation destinations, Jet Blue is looking to open new routes.
According to an article published by the Guadalajara Reporter on July 5th:
|While most U.S. airlines are cutting flights to Mexico in droves, one carrier is looking to open new routes between the two neighbors.|
Dave Barger, president of discount carrier Jet Blue, has apparently been in talks with Mexican tourism chiefs about several new routes, including direct flights between Guadalajara and New York and Orlando.
Barger’s optimism contrasts with other carriers such as Delta, American and United, which are dramatically slashing their schedules to Mexico.
American this week cut 11 flights to Mexico, including two weekly flights from Dallas to Puerto Vallarta. American Eagle also cut one flight from Dallas to Guadalajara.
American Airlines’ recent round of flight cuts is expected to cost thousands of jobs.
Delta has already reduced 15 percent of its flights from the United States to Mexico.
Meanwhile, sky-rocketing fuel costs have prompted six low-cost airlines to cancel 15 scheduled flights out of Guadalajara Airport this year. Click, Aerocalifornia, Volaris, Alma, Aviasca and Avolar have all been forced to make substantial cuts in the current economic climate.
The operators of the Guadalajara Airport say they have postponed plans to build a walkway between the two terminals.