Mazatlán.- “Mazatlán lays out the red carpet, we are the first destination in Mexico to receive a flight from the Swoop airline during this season, the confidence that the airlines have is noticeable, and we are very happy to be here to receive them, and WestJet has already confirmed the arrival of its flight from Calgary on December 19, ”said Juan José Ruiz, Undersecretary of Tourism Planning, Investment, and Development.
All this is the result of the continuous work that has been carried out in a coordinated manner with the hoteliers, and complying with the instructions that our Governor, Quirino Ordaz Coppel, has given us, to maintain direct negotiations with the airlines so as not to lose seats, he mentioned.
This arrival adds to the good news given during the week, within the framework of Fiesta Amigos de Mazatlán 2020, where Óscar Pérez Barros, Secretary of Tourism, announced that American Airlines confirmed a 42% increase in seat availability for the month from December.
As for the domestic market, it was announced that Volaris, starting on November 1, will have 10 routes operating to Sinaloa airports, which translates into the confidence of the traveler and commercial partners in the destinations of the State.
Low-cost airline Swoop announced Monday that it would be offering “warm weather vacations” for Edmontonians this winter to Mexico and Phoenix, despite rising cases of COVID-19 in the province.
In a news release, the airline said three non-stop destinations would be available each week from the Edmonton International Airport to Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and Phoenix-Mesa.
“Flights to sun destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean are exempt from current health restrictions that prevent international flights from landing in Edmonton,” the news release read.
The weekly flights to Mexico will begin Oct. 31 while the Phoenix flight launched Oct. 25. Swoop also started a non-stop Toronto flight from Edmonton on Oct. 25.
“Safety and security is our top priority, and we’re confident EIA is ready for these flights in close partnership with the airlines and health authorities,” said Myron Keehn, EIA’s vice-president of air service and business development.
“These flights will make it possible for local travelers, including snowbirds, to still get their traditional winter break.”
The announcement comes as Edmonton has seen a swift rise in COVID-19 cases over the past several weeks.
The Edmonton zone currently has the highest active COVID-19 case count in the province, with 1,751 active as of Friday out of a total of 3,651 in Alberta.
That means that nearly 48 percent of active Alberta cases are in the Edmonton area. The zone also remains under increased voluntary public health measures.