A second airline has announced a new route between Puerto Escondido and Monterrey, Nuevo León.
The state Ministry of Tourism (Sectur) announced that the low-cost airline Volaris will launch four new air routes serving the state of Oaxaca, including two flying directly to the coast.
Starting Sunday, July 16, a weekly flight from Monterrey, Nuevo León, will fly to Puerto Escondido.
That same week, flights will begin between Guadalajara, Jalisco, and Huatulco on Thursdays and Saturdays.
Volaris will also operate flights between the Bajío region in central Mexico and the state capital on Tuesdays and Saturdays, and from the northern border city of Mexicali on those same days, also landing in Oaxaca city.
“Increasingly, this land, proud of its roots, is connected with the rest of the country, ready to receive visitors and share the greatness of the traditions, the gastronomy and the warmth of its inhabitants,” said Sectur head Saymi Pineda Velasco.
“We want to offer travelers a perfect gateway to explore and enjoy the rich cultural, tourist and gastronomic heritage that the state of Oaxaca offers its visitors. We are introducing these routes to further improve accessibility and ensure that the state of Oaxaca continues to be a premier domestic destination,” said Volaris executive vice president Holger Blankenstein.
Volaris reported that the new flights are already on sale online, at a promotional price of 99 pesos (US $5.60), plus taxes, one way.
Just two weeks ago, Viva Aerobus announced a new regular, non-stop flight between Puerto Escondido and Monterrey. Starting on July 3, flights will run three times a week.
With reports by El Universal