The flight will run three times a week from June 17-August 18, 2019.
Aeroméxico will begin direct flight service from Monterrey to the region on June 17th, arriving and departing from Puerto Vallarta’s Lic. Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport, which connects to the Riviera Nayarit.
The flight will have a frequency of three days a week and will be available through August 18, 2019. The planes can carry 76 passengers per flight, representing over 2,000 seats for the summertime.
According to Juan Carlos Benavides Araiza, district manager for Aeroméxico in Colima, Manzanillo, Tepic, Mazatlán, and Puerto Vallarta-Riviera Nayarit, the route was originally launched in the summer of 2018 with excellent results.
The aircraft is an Embraer Jet EMB-170 and will have the following itinerary:
MTY-PVR | Departure: 18:39 | Arrival: 17:00 (Monday and Sunday)
PVR-MTY | Departure: 19:14 | Arrival: 20:42 (Monday and Sunday)
MTY-PVR | Departure: 08:30 | Arrival: 10:09 (Friday)
PVR-MTY | Departure: 10:44 | Arrival: 12:12 (Friday)
Marc Murphy, managing director of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association, commented that the fact Aeroméxico has decided to reopen the Monterrey route for the second year in a row points to the trust placed in the region, added of course to the fact the flight was profitable for the airline as this is a very accessible destination with options for everyone.
“We’re very pleased with the news because these are tourists who can come and stay for a week, perhaps, two—and especially considering Nuevo Leon is the fifth state of origin for visitors to the Riviera Nayarit,” he added.
Over the past few years, the Riviera Nayarit has become a very attractive destination for citizens of northern Mexico who are looking for a place to relax, enjoy the beach or even invest in a beach house, particulary in the Punta de Mita area.
The state of Nuevo León is currently among the top five states of origin for tourists to the Riviera Nayarit with a total of 5%, behind Mexico City, Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, and Jalisco (the latter is the number one state of origin for visitors with 34% of the total.)
The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) continue to strengthen the promotion of the destination, helping to position it on the domestic map with the support of the Government of the State of Nayarit via the Tourism Promotion Trust (Fiprotur).