FRONTIER AIRLINES received DOT approval to begin
non-stop service between Kansas City and Cancun and Salt Lake City
and Cancun. The weekly flights will begin July 3 and will depart
Saturdays from each destination. Frontier is awaiting DOT approval
to begin non-stop service between Cancun and St. Louis. The carrier
currently flies between its Denver hub and five beach destinations
in Mexico: Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan and
Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo. To promote the new service, Frontier is
offering $99 one-way fares between Cancun and Kansas City and
Cancun and Salt Lake City. Fares require a roundtrip purchase and
must be purchased by midnight (EDT) May 27 for travel by Sept. 25.
In addition, Frontier is offering double miles to its EarlyReturn
members who fly to Cancun from either Kansas City or Salt Lake City
by Aug. 28.
FUNJET VACATIONS launched seasonal nonstop
charter service to Cozumel from Chicago (Midway) with flights
operating through July 24 and from Nov. 6 to Dec. 12 for
seven-night stays. Fourteen night itineraries will operate now
through July 17 and from Nov. 6 to Dec. 4. The flight will depart
Midway on Saturdays at 10:55 a.m. with returns from Cozumel at 3:30
p.m. Packages to Cozumel include roundtrip air via ATA. Travel
agents can access Funjet Vacations via Vax
VacationAccess, the GDSs or by calling (800) 558-3050.
AMERICAN EAGLE said it will launch daily
service between Dallas and Torreon, effective Aug. 1. The flights
will be operated aboard a 50-seat Embraer EMB-145 jet. The flight
is scheduled to depart Dallas at 6 p.m. and arrive in Torreon at
8:02 p.m. On the return, it will depart Torreon at 7:30 a.m. and
arrive in Dallas at 9:31 a.m.
MANZANILLO'S KARMINA PALACE resort introduced
high-speed wireless Internet access in the resort's lobby for
guests traveling with laptops and wireless Internet cards. The
resort also offers wireless Internet access in its four meetings
rooms and the main convention center. "People are looking for
comfort and convenience when they travel," said general manager
Marcos Casillas. "We want guests to have access to all the
technological advances they are accustomed to at home, and that
includes high-speed wireless Internet." Meanwhile, the resort
launched a bonus air miles promotion in conjunction with Alaska
Airlines for single parents traveling with their children. Through
Dec. 22, single parents paying the single adult room rate and
staying a minimum of four nights will receive 1,500 Alaska Airlines
mileage reward points (redeemable in coupon form at check-in). In
addition, two kids 12 and younger can stay and eat for free when
sharing a room with a parent. For details, visit www.karminapalace.com or call (877) KARMINA.
CEIBA DEL MAR SPA RESORT on the Riviera Maya
has been accepted as a member of Virtuoso, the network of upscale
travel agencies. When travelers book a stay at Ceiba del Mar
through Virtuoso, they are entitled to an upgrade to a Junior Suite
(based on availability), early check-in, 5 p.m. check-out,
complimentary laundry service, a $30 spa certificate and daily room
service breakfast. To book or for more information, call (877)
545-6221 or visit www.ceibadelmar.com.
PLEASANT HOLIDAYS and the VILLA DEL
PALMAR RESIRT & SPA PUERTO VALLARTA combined to offer
customers a reduced all-inclusive rate for travel July 1 to Aug.
31. A seven-night stay in a studio is required. Seven-night,
land-only packages start at $646 per person, double, reflecting a
savings of $114 per couple, Pleasant Holiday said. Prices include
roundtrip airport transfers, all meals and drinks, activities and
hotel taxes and surcharges. For information and reservations, visit
www.pleasantagent.com or call (800) 448-3333.