Planners Now Have More Options for Mexico Flights

Mexico flagAirlift to Mexico has come a long way since American Airlines' first flight from Dallas to Mexico City via Monterrey 70 years ago.

Today, American and American Eagle fly to 18 destinations in Mexico, and have 364 nonstop weekly flights to Mexico from Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, New York and Dallas-Fort Worth. The carrier has just announced a new roundtrip flight between Dallas and Puebla, the central Mexico destination that will host Mexico's 2013 Global Tourism fair (known as the "Tianguis Turistico")

And American's not the only carrier boosting its activity. Interjet, the low-cost Mexican carrier, recently received approval for six new US-Mexico routes, including Toluca (located just outside Mexico City) to Chicago, Las Vegas, and Houston, and Orange County to Mexico City, Guadalajara and San Jose del Cabo. Last month Interjet initiated daily service between New York and Mexico City.

Volaris, Interjet's point-to-point competitor, is planning to launch a Denver-Mexico City service on December 8th, 2012.

Travelers have felt the pinch since August 2010, when Mexicana, Mexico's oldest airline company, declared bankruptcy and stopped operating. However, the recent service increases are restoring capacity and giving planners greater and more convenient options for getting their groups to Mexican destinations.

And if the fuller flight schedules still don't accommodate the needs of your group, you can always consider a charter flight.

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