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What:Beginning Dec. 19, Mexican airline Volaris will introduce weekly nonstop service between Los Angeles International Airport and Acapulco International Airport. The frequency of the flight is set to increase later in 2018.
Why It Matters:Decades ago, Acapulco was seen by both travelers and travel planners as one of the most famous beach destinations for U.S. travelers to Mexico — and an especially attractive option for Hollywood jetsetters. Although Acapulco has since suffered a tourism decline due to safety concerns, this new airlift is a vote of confidence for a region that’s on the upswing. It’s also good news for agents, who will now have another Mexican beach destination to add to their repertoire of offerings.
Fast Facts:- Thanks to the new direct flight, clients will be able to more conveniently experience Acapulco’s tourism attractions, such as the new Xtasea overwater zipline.
- The direct flight will be four hours long.
- The new service was a byproduct of collaborative efforts from the government of the Mexican state of Guerrero, the Mexican Tourism Promotion Council, the Mexican Aviation Organization and Mundo Imperial.
- Acapulco plans to debut a new airport terminal in 2018 that will increase arrivals and ease passenger flow.
What They Are Saying:“We are very excited with Volaris’ new service between Los Angeles and Acapulco as these destinations have long had a close relationship dating back from the 1950s,” said Ernesto Rodríguez Escalona, secretary of tourism for the State of Guerrero.