travelers will find it easier to get south of the border in 2016, thanks to some developments on the aviation front.
Vacations is expanding its Exclusive Vacation Flight
charter program this year with increased service from the West Coast, including
several new gateways.
May 1, Apple Vacations will launch its Exclusive Vacation Flight charters to
Los Cabos from San Francisco, San Jose and California’s Orange County. The
group is also launching charter flights to Puerto Vallarta out of San Francisco
and Orange County, and Apple Vacations is also expanding its Los Angeles
service of Exclusive Vacation Flights to Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta as well
as Costa Rica and Jamaica.
year Aeromexico and WestJet have signed a
codeshare agreement, providing Aeromexico customers connecting service via Montreal, Toronto and
Vancouver to more than 10 Canadian destinations, including Calgary and Edmonton,
Alberta; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Ottawa; Halifax, Nova Scotia; and the cities of Deer
Lake and St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. The agreement also provides
WestJet guests new connecting service from WestJet’s Canadian network to Mexico
City via Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. WestJet will also sell nonstop
flights to and from Mexico from Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. Both
Aeromexico and WestJet will sell tickets for travel on each other’s network,
including noncodeshare flights.
airline Interjet has expressed interest in adding more U.S. destinations once
the new bilateral agreement between the two countries takes effect, lifting the
limits on the number of carriers that can serve any U.S.-Mexico city
pair. Routes the carrier is specifically looking
at include Los Angeles and Dallas into Mexico City.
the winter season this year, Air France is bringing the A380 to Mexico, with up
to 21 weekly flights to Mexico from Paris and Amsterdam, including seven
frequencies operated by Aeromexico from Paris to Mexico City that share codes
with Air France. All Air France flights to Mexico also share codes with
Aeromexico, which offers passengers connecting flight options throughout the
domestic network of the Mexican airline within the country.