Mexicana Airlines, Mexico’s first airline has announced the launch of its new non-stop daily flight between Los Angeles and Puerto Vallarta effective December 2nd, 2007. With this new route, Mexicana now links Los Angeles with 11 important destinations in Mexico and will provide travelers with easier access to Riviera Nayarit, Mexico’s newest destination which extends for 100 miles along the coast, starting just 20 miles north of the Puerto Vallarta International Airport. Limousine and taxi pick-ups as well as rental cars are available to transport visitors from the Puerto Vallarta International Airport to their final destination in the region of Riviera Nayarit.
The new Mexicana flights depart from Los Angeles at 10:05 a.m. daily arriving in Puerto Vallarta at 2:55 p.m. Return flights depart Puerto Vallarta at 4:05 p.m. arriving in Los Angeles at 5:25 p.m. This new route will be serviced by Mexicana’s state-of-the-art Airbus aircraft which comfortably accommodates 12 seats in Business Class and 108 in Tourist Class.
Riviera Nayarit is Mexico’s newest travel destination stretching along 100 miles of pristine Pacific coast framed by spectacular mountains to the north of renowned Puerto Vallarta . Mostly undeveloped, the destination extends from the resorts of Nuevo Vallarta to the historic, colonial town of San Blas, including exclusive Punta Mita and the spectacular Banderas Bay. The region features luxury resorts and eco-tourism boutique hotels, world-renowned surfing, four professional golf courses, rare native wildlife including sea turtles and tropical birds, mountain and island adventures, shopping for local artwork and traditional Huichol handicrafts, charming fishing towns and miles of serene beaches.
“Mexicana is pleased to play a role in strengthening the cultural and family ties between Los Angeles and Puerto Vallarta” states Jorge Goytortua, Mexicana Airlines Regional V.P. Sales for the West Coast, “This new initiative is why Mexicana was recently recognized by WTA (World Travel Awards) as the Best Airlines in Mexico and Latin America for the 10th consecutive year. The Best Business Class in Latin America (for the third time), and for the first time, the Best Airline Website in Latin America .
About Mexicana de Aviación
Mexicana de Aviación began its operations more than almost 86 years ago and it is therefore the airline with the fourth longest tradition in the world. Currently, it is the airline with the most extensive international coverage from Mexico and the leading transportation company between Mexico and the United States. From its operation hub in Mexico City International Airport , Mexicana flies to around 50 destinations in North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean . Its code share agreements with leading international airlines, represents a great benefit for its passengers with the accumulation and redemption of miles, access to its executive lounges, a range of connection possibilities and coordinated schedules with an extensive route network that covers a large portion of the world. Having the most modern fleet in the world has allowed it to maintain one of the highest on time performance levels, and enabled it to reach the highest utilization rate of its Airbus fleet, with an average daily operation of 12:52 hours. Mexicana has the best maintenance base in Latin America . And for the third consecutive time its been recognized with the World Travel Awards 2007 as the best Business Class in Mexico and Latin America, in addition to receiving the award as the leading airline for tenth consecutive years and for the first time as the best airline website, in the same region. On July 1st, 2005, Mexicana launched its low-cost airline, Click Mexicana, which offers the most competitive fares. Click serves 26 domestic routes and its fleet is comprised of 17 Fokker 100 aircraft with state-of-the-art equipment with the most advanced technology available in the industry.