Canadians hoping to catch a break from the cruel winter and escape someplace sunnier will now have extra choices to fly on to Cancun and Los Cabos, and what’s finest: from 5 completely different airports throughout Canada. The new routes will likely be operated by Flair Airlines and profit Abbotsford, Edmonton, Ottawa, Kitchener, and Vancouver-based vacationers.
Although largely ignored by Canadians when in comparison with the resort-packed Cancun and the broader Riviera Maya, Los Cabos is located on the southernmost tip of Baja California, a Mexican peninsula boasting miles of pristine shoreline. Just like Cancun, Los Cabos is known for its luxurious complexes and heat climate all-year spherical.
Flair Airlines Enters Mexico Market With A Promising Start
Improving connectivity between Canada and Mexico, Flair Airlines is the newest Canadian low-cost service to announce direct flights to the south. The new weekly service to Los Cabos International will make it simpler for Abbotsford, Edmonton, and Vancouver residents to succeed in Baja California, whereas those that nonetheless dream of a Cancun getaway will be capable of fly from Kitchener-Waterloo and Ottawa, with one-way fares beginning at solely $109.
According to Garth Lund, Flair’s Chief Commercial Officer, increasing to Mexico is a part of the corporate’s progress technique and airline executives are “very happy to be launching service there”.
As Lund remarks, Canadian vacationers on a funds and who’re “tired of the ice and snow” will now be capable of fly to Mexico at extra inexpensive fares.
Chief Executive Officer Stephen Jones additionally commented that service to Mexico “could not have come at a better time“, with Flair having deployed a “proprietary algorithm” to find out Canadians certainly want to escape the chilly.
Enthusiasm can be evident south of the border, with Rodrigo Esponda, Managing Director for the Los Cabos Tourism Board affirming Canada continues to be one in every of Los Cabos’ “priority markets”.
Los Cabos includes the 2 cities of Cabo San Lucas and San José Del Cabo, that are related by an in depth resort-corridor. Besides seaside entry, Los Cabos additionally gives Canadian guests golf programs and world-renowned nightlife, making it an excellent vacation spot for households and solo vacationers alike.
Are Los Cabos And Cancun Safe To Visit Right Now?
In spite of Mexico being one in every of only a few nations on the earth to not have a single Covid entry restriction in place, going so far as scrapping its pre-departure health form, which could make extra cautious Canadians to lift an eyebrow, Esponda added that Los Cabos’ “multiple certifications and strict protocols” nonetheless makes it a “safe and attractive destination” for worldwide vacationers.
In reality, Mexico is without doubt one of the most wanted trip locations by Canadian residents, with the Mexican Caribbean being favored by an rising majority. However, larger demand for the hotspots of Cancun, Tulum, and Playa Del Carmen means Mexico has been unable to keep away from the dreaded bottlenecks at Cancun Airport.
Additionally, safety issues have been mounting up for foreigners visiting the Riviera Maya as heightened violence takes over the headlines, together with the capturing of two Canadian residents who have been staying on the Xcariot Hotel in Playa Del Carmen. Although they have been reportedly concerned with organized crime, the incident means violence is perhaps spreading to vacationer areas.
Even although vacationers are nonetheless unlikely to be affected by gang exercise, the U.S. Consulate General in Mérida was fast to behave and now urges Americans to exercise greater caution when visiting Cancun. On prime of that, neighboring Tulum’s fame has additionally taken a heavy blow as videos of corrupt police extorting tourists unfold on-line.
For now, reignited crime ranges appear to be confined to the Riviera Maya, with Los Cabos nonetheless deemed a comparatively protected zone. And, as Cancun deploys police to inspect beachgoers in a transfer to crack down on crime, Canadians may as a substitute look to journey elsewhere. With Flair Airline’s newly launched air corridors to Los Cabos, that shouldn’t be a difficulty.
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