Starting in June, eleven commercial airlines have gradually restarted operations, landing at the Lic. Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport and helping reconnect the Puerto Vallarta-Riviera Nayarit region with top cities in Mexico and the United States.
According to information issued by Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP), domestic airlines that began operations towards the end of the first semester of 2020 include Aeroméxico, Interjet, Volaris, Aeromar, Viva Aerobus, TAR, and Magnicharters; international carriers include American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines. Low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines will also begin to fly in October.
As a result, connectivity has been reestablished with the following cities in Mexico: Mexico City, Tijuana, León, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Aguascalientes, and San José del Cabo. US cities include Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, Dallas, and Houston. A gradual increase in both routes and frequencies is expected.
It’s important to reiterate that the airport and the airlines are both following protocols and health measures endorsed by the state, national, and international authorities to avoid possible COVID-19 contagion. These actions—established by GAP for the airport, and by the National Chamber of Air Transport (Canaero) for airlines—are key to inspiring confidence in travelers and incentivizing the safe use of air transportation.
Source: Vallarta Daily