Channels
× Select City
×
×
×
Transportation, Travel, Life, Business, News

New year-round, non-stop flights from Vancouver to Cancun and Mexico City

Transportation, Travel, Life, Business, News

New year-round, non-stop flights from Vancouver to Cancun and Mexico City

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g
Kenneth Chan Sep 07, 2017 7:50 am 15,295

Vancouverites will have new frequent, non-stop direct links to Mexico’s top tourist destinations starting this fall.

Mexican low-cost airline Interjet announced this week that it will be commencing year-round, four times weekly flight routes from Vancouver to Cancun and Mexico City. Both flights fly separately using an Airbus A320 aircraft with a capacity for 150 passengers.

To Cancun

Flights begin on October 26 and operate on Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays, and Mondays.

The plane departs Vancouver International Airport (YVR) at 5:50 am and lands at Cancun International Airport (CUN) at 2:05 pm. For return trips, flights leave at 4 pm and land at YVR at 8:15 pm.

One-way trips between Vancouver and the beach resort town start at only $244.

To Mexico City

Flights to Mexico City also begin on October 26, running on Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays, and Mondays.

The service leaves YVR at 10:30 pm and arrives at CUN at 5:15 am while return trips depart at 12:35 am and land at Mexico City International Airport at 4:50 am. One-way trips start at only $243.

Growing links to Mexico

“We are pleased to add Vancouver as our third destination to Canada. We believe that this beautiful city is a natural step within our coverage in this important market,” said José Luis Garza, Managing Director of Interjet, in a statement.

“Thanks to the increased interest in connectivity between the two countries, we offer this new transportation option to Canadian tourists and Mexicans who travel for business, pleasure or to study in that country.”

Passenger flows between Canada and Mexico have surged since last year when the Canadian federal government lifted the travel visa requirement for Mexican visitors to Canada.

YVR has seen over 419,000 passengers travel through Latin America during the first six months of the year, representing a 25.3% year over year increase. Moreover, the Mexican Embassy in Canada forecasts 300,000 Mexican tourists will visit Canada in 2017, with Vancouver ranking for the first time within the top 20 favourite summer vacation destinations for Mexicans.

The new Interjet service to YVR is expected to create $16.3 million in economic activity for the local economy, including 106 jobs to the BC economy and $8.6 million in GDP to the province.

A number of airlines already run flights from YVR to Cancun and Mexico City.

Airlines that fly from YVR to Cancun include Sunwing Airlines, Air Transat, and WestJet operate year-round flights while Air Canada Rouge flies to the resort town seasonally. To the Mexican capital, the list includes year-round services by Air Canada Rouge, Aeromexico, and China Southern Airlines (from Guangzhou, China with a stop at YVR).

Three days after Interjet debuts its new YVR services, WestJet will also be commencing its new weekly, non-stop route to Huatulco, Mexico.

New and improved major YVR routes 2016/2017/2018

  • January 1, 2016: Orlando International Airport – WestJet to begin twice weekly non-stop seasonal flight service.
  • January 20, 2016: Orlando-Sanford International Airport – National Airlines to begin two times weekly seasonal flight service.
  • February 15, 2016: Cancun, Mexico – Air Canada to begin weekly, non-stop seasonal service.
  • May 1, 2016: London Heathrow Airport – British Airways to use an AirBus A380 superjumbo jet for its existing daily non-stop London Heathrow Airport service. The A380 will only be used during the summer months.
  • May 6, 2016: London Gatwick Airport – WestJet to begin six times weekly non-stop flight service.
  • May 9, 2016: Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport – Air Canada to begin twice daily, non-stop service to San Jose.
  • June 1, 2016: Brisbane, Australia – Air Canada to begin daily non-stop flight service.
  • June 2, 2016: San Diego International Airport – Air Canada to begin daily, non-stop seasonal service.
  • June 4, 2016: Chicago O’Hare International Airport – Air Canada to begin daily, non-stop service.
  • June 10, 2016: Dublin Airport – Air Canada to begin seasonal, three times weekly non-stop flight service.
  • June 29, 2016: London, Ontario – WestJet to begin four times weekly non-stop seasonal flight service.
  • June 29, 2016: Halifax, Nova Scotia – WestJet to begin four times weekly non-stop seasonal flight service.
  • June 30, 2016: Hamilton, Ontario – WestJet to begin three times weekly non-stop seasonal flight service.
  • July 25, 2016: Xiamen, China – Xiamen Airlines to begin three times weekly non-stop flight service.
  • October 20, 2016: Delhi, India – Air Canada to begin three times weekly non-stop flight service.
  • December 1, 2016: Mexico City, Mexico – Aeromexico increases weekly flights from 14 to 20.
  • December 20, 2016: Nanjing, China – China Eastern Airlines to begin three times weekly non-stop flight service.
  • December 30, 2016: Hangzhou, China via Qingdao, China – Beijing Capital Airlines to begin three times weekly service.
  • February 5, 2017: Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas – Air Canada to begin daily service.
  • March 28, 2017: Hong Kong, China – Cathay Pacific increases weekly flights from 14 to 17.
  • May 1, 2017: Phoenix, Arizona – Air Canada to begin daily service.
  • May 18, 2017: Denver, Colorado – Air Canada to begin twice daily service.
  • June 1, 2017: Nagoya, Japan – Air Canada to begin seasonal three times weekly service.
  • June 1, 2017: Frankfurt, Germany – Air Canada to begin daily service.
  • June 8, 2017: Taipei, Taiwan – Air Canada to begin daily service.
  • June 8, 2017: London, UK (Gatwick Airport) – Air Canada to begin three times weekly service.
  • June 23, 2017: Boston, Massachusetts – Air Canada to begin daily summer seasonal service.
  • June 30, 2017: Hong Kong, China – Hong Kong Airlines to begin daily non-stop flight service.
  • October 14, 2017: Delhi, India – Air Canada’s service to be upgraded to up to five times weekly.
  • October 26, 2017: Cancun, Mexico – Interjet to begin year-round, non-stop flight service running four times weekly.
  • October 26, 2017: Mexico City, Mexico – Interjet to begin year-round, non-stop flight service running four times weekly.
  • October 29, 2017: Huatulco, Mexico – WestJet to begin weekly non-stop flight service.
  • October 29, 2017: Kona and Kauai, Hawaii – WestJet to start seasonal service earlier than usual.
  • December 1, 2017: Melbourne, Australia – Air Canada to begin four times weekly non-stop seasonal service.
  • December 15, 2017: Yellowknife, Northern Territories – Air Canada to begin daily non-stop service.
  • December 20, 2017: Orlando International Airport – Air Canada to begin twice weekly non-stop seasonal service.
  • January 1, 2018: Reykjavík, Iceland – Icelandair to upgrade existing seasonal service to three times weekly year-round service.
  • June 1, 2018: Melbourne, Australia – Air Canada service to be upgraded into three times weekly year-round.
  • June 7, 2018: Zurich, Switzerland – Air Canada to begin three times weekly seasonal service.
  • June 8, 2018: Paris, France – Air Canada to begin four times weekly seasonal service.
See also

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g
Kenneth Chan
National Features Editor at Daily Hive, the evolution of Vancity Buzz. He covers local architecture, urban issues, politics, business, retail, economic development, transportation and infrastructure, and the travel industry. Kenneth is also a Co-Founder of New Year's Eve Vancouver. Connect with him at kenneth[at]dailyhive.com

© 2017 Buzz Connected Media Inc.