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Swoop is a new Canadian carrier that will fly to three Mexican destinations. Swoop is a new Canadian carrier that will fly to three Mexican destinations.

Three airlines add new Mexico flights from US, Canada

Swoop, American and United add flights, increase frequency

Airlines in the United States and Canada have added new flights to Mexico that serve several destinations across the country.

• Canadian low-cost carrier Swoop will commence a twice-weekly service from Hamilton, Ontario, to Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, on January 8, 2019 and a three times weekly service from the same airport to Cancún, Quintana Roo, from January 14.

Swoop will also offer twice-weekly service from Abbotsford International Airport in British Columbia to Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlán, Sinaloa, starting January 12 and January 20 respectively.

“Mexico continues to flourish as one of the most popular vacation destinations for Canadians,” said Steven Greenway, president of Swoop, an ultra low-cost carrier owned by the Canadian airline WestJet. It began flying in June, operating Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

While its fares may be low, passengers must pay extra for either carry-on or checked baggage.

• American Airlines announced Tuesday that it will start a new service from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport to Durango International Airport on June 6, 2019.

• As of yesterday United Airlines increased its frequency between Newark International Airport in New Jersey and Mexico City to three flights per day.

The airline’s director of sales in Mexico, Rolf Meyer, said there was a high demand for service between the two cities.

Newark Airport is only around 25 kilometers from Manhattan, New York, and 466,000 Mexicans visited the Big Apple last year, Meyer said.

Visitor numbers to Mexico continue to increase and the country is now the sixth most visited in the world.

Tourism Secretary Enrique de la Madrid said in June that international tourism to Mexico is growing at 12% annually and that the upsurge in violent crime had not deterred foreign or domestic travelers from visiting Mexico’s beaches, magical towns and large cities.

Source: Travel Pulse (en) 

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