Travel Industry Wire Travel Industry News EN Travel Industry Wire Southwest Airlines Applies To Fly Between Denver And Puerto Vallarta Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) today filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation to provide daily, nonstop service between Denver International Airport (DEN) and Lic. Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR) in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, beginning in November 2015, subject to approvals from relevant governmental agencies. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 17:34:33 EST Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association Conference & Trade Show Registration Opens Registration opened today for the 2015 FCCA Conference & Trade Show, taking place in Cozumel, Mexico from October 5-9, 2015. The event will gather over 1,000 cruise tourism stakeholders and more than 100 FCCA Member Line executives, presidents and CEOs for a four-day series of meetings, workshops and networking opportunities. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 17:26:35 EST Volaris Announces New Operations to Guatemala Volaris (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR) announced today their first time venture into a Central American market, with the launch of two new flights to Ciudad Guatemala from Cancun, Quintana Roo and Guadalajara, Jalisco, effective June 18 and operating twice a week. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 20:35:38 EST Copa Holdings Announces Monthly Traffic Statistics for March 2015 For the month of March 2015, Copa Holdings' system-wide passenger traffic (RPM) increased 2.4% year over year, while capacity increased 7.3%. As a result, system load factor for March 2015 was 72.2%, a 3.4 percentage point decrease when compared to March 2014. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 20:18:25 EST Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto Applauds Grupo Vidanta for $1.3 Billion Investment in New Tourism Offerings for Mexico Private developer Grupo Vidanta fueling job growth and attracting millions of tourism dollars with new luxury resorts, golf courses and theme parks animated by Cirque du Soleil Mon, 13 Apr 2015 12:04:26 EST Aeromexico Reports March 2015 Traffic Results Grupo Aeromexico transported 1 million 575 thousand passengers in March; a 10.5% year-on-year increase. International passenger numbers increased by 21.8%, while domestic passenger numbers increased by 5.9%. Wed, 8 Apr 2015 17:10:04 EST Volaris Reports March 2015 Traffic Results, Passenger Traffic Growth of 23% Total capacity as measured in Available Seat Miles (ASMs) for the month of March increased by 15.2% year over year, and total passengers reached 887 thousand, an increase of 22.7% year over year. Tue, 7 Apr 2015 10:44:28 EST Delta Launches Two Routes Connecting Atlanta to Medellin and Cartagena Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will continue expanding its network in Latin America with service from its largest hub in Atlanta to Medellin and Cartagena, Colombia starting Dec. 19, 2015. Mon, 6 Apr 2015 13:37:17 EST Aeromexico Offers Direct Nonstop Flights from Mexico City to Ontario and Sacramento, CA Will begin operating flights from Mexico City to Sacramento and Ontario beginning April 5th and 6th, 2015, respectively. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:06:19 EST Guadalajara-Houston, New Service for Volaris Volaris (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR) today inaugurated new international service between the cities of Guadalajara, Jalisco and Houston, Texas with flights on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:10 EST Argentina Travel Partners (ATP DMC) Joins Euromic Lineup of Destination Management Companies euromic, the leading international consortium of companies specializing in MICE travel and destination management, recently announced that Argentina Travel Partners (ATP DMC) has joined the association as a new member destination management company (DMC) in Argentina. Wed, 11 Mar 2015 08:44:25 EST Volaris Inaugurates Tijuana - San Francisco (Oakland) Service Volaris (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR) today inaugurated new international service connecting the city of Tijuana to the San Francisco (Oakland) area with flights on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 13:33:28 EST Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacífico Names New Chief Financial Officer Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE:PAC) (BMV:GAP) announces that GAP’s Board of Directors has designated Mr. Saúl Villarreal García as the new Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective immediately. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 10:47:13 EST Sunwing Adds Four New Summer Flight Services From Calgary Following an extremely successful start to the 2014/2015 winter season, Sunwing Vacations is pleased to announce that it will be increasing its flight service over the summer months to offer residents of Calgary a number of new connections to sun destinations. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 09:58:00 EST All-inclusive Finest Playa Mujeres Opens on Isla Mujeres Finest Playa Mujeres, an all-inclusive, luxury resort nestled among white sand beaches and crystal blue waters of picturesque Playa Mujeres, Cancun, Mexico, opened its doors on February 12, 2015. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 08:23:07 EST Sunwing Announces New Flight Service From Charlottetown to Holguin, Cuba On February 17, 2015, Sunwing will commence a new flight service from Charlottetown to Holguin, Cuba providing residents with an easy and convenient way to escape the winter chill and explore one of Cuba's most captivating tourist destinations. Mon, 16 Feb 2015 12:12:42 EST News Brief: New Study Confirms Value of Air Transport in Panama IATA announced new data showing that aviation and aviation-related tourism contributes some $5.9 billion to Panama’s economy, an amount equal to 12.6% of the country’s GDP Thu, 12 Feb 2015 09:49:26 EST American Airlines Adds Six New Routes Throughout Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America New service to Barranquilla, Colombia (BAQ), will add a new destination to the airline's global network and customers will have increased options when traveling throughout the region. Expanded service includes new flights to Belize City, Belize (BZE); Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (GCM); Guadalajara, Mexico (GDL); Managua, Nicaragua (MGA); and Monterrey, Mexico (MTY). Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:01:29 EST Routes Americas 2016 to Take Place in San Juan Puerto Rico was announced as the Host destination for the 9th Routes Americas which will take place 7-9 February 2016 in San Juan. The event, which is the route development forum for the entire Americas region, will be hosted by Puerto Rico Tourism Company with the support of their partners Aerostar Airport Holdings LLC and Meet Puerto Rico. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:57:41 EST Sunwing Vacations Commences New Direct Flight Service From Winnipeg to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico Beginning January 22, 2015 residents of Winnipeg can look forward to an easy route to one of the most vibrant destinations in Mexico as Sunwing Vacations launches a new direct service between Winnipeg and Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:46:18 EST