Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Mexican airline Interjet announced Monday it is adding flights next month from Los Angeles International Airport to three new destinations in Mexico: Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos and El Bajío. Interjet, which is based in Mexico City, already has nonstop flights from LAX to Cancun, Mexico City and Guadalajara.
The new flights are scheduled to start on Thanksgiving, Nov. 23. Interjet will use Airbus A320 aircraft with 150 seats. The initial schedule from Los Angeles will be for three flights per week to Los Cabos, four flights a week to Puerto Vallarta and daily service to El Bajío. Round-trip fares start at $199 to Los Cabos and $259 USD to Puerto Vallarta and El Bajío for the travel period of November 23, 2017 to February 28, 2018.
The news could not be better given that the new flights are not seasonal but will operate throughout the year. In the case of the Los Angeles-Puerto Vallarta-Los Angeles route, flights are scheduled for Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, reported Interjet U.S. Sales Manager, Samuel Cantú.
California is the main market in the United States for Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit as it has great economic potential. The historical, cultural, tourist and business links between the two destinations have been solid and extensive for the last several decades, so the tourist flow is guaranteed and growing.
The director of the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust, Javier Aranda Pedrero, commented on the relevance of having this new connection with a potential market for this port. "Congratulations to Interjet for opening this frequency that will certainly give Californians more opportunities to enjoy the attractions, activities, hospitality and security that characterize this destination," he said.
"These new international flights are important to Interjet as they will complement our ever-expanding network offering leisure and business travelers more destinations to choose from when traveling to Mexico from the U.S.," José Luis Garza, Interjet's chief executive, said in a statement.Sources: Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust • LA Business Journal