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The airline will offer daily flights from Los Angeles, along with three weekly flights from Houston and Dallas operating on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.

Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) today announced plans to continue its international expansion, with direct flights to Puerto Vallarta's Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR) beginning July 1. The airline will offer daily flights between Puerto Vallarta and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), along with three weekly flights from Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), operating on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

"Offering our passengers convenient flights to beautiful destinations and spectacular beaches is what our airline is all about and what makes Puerto Vallarta the perfect market to connect to several major cities on our route map," said John Kirby, Spirit Airlines Vice President of Route Planning. "We are thrilled to add the culture of Mexico's Pacific Coast to our array of destinations in Mexico, including Cancun and Los Cabos. Spirit will also add flights between LAX and Los Cabos, Mexico (SJD) beginning May 5, the route will be Spirit's first international service from Los Angeles, followed by the route to Puerto Vallarta beginning the following month.

Passengers are looking for destinations that offer the characteristics that Mexican beaches have, such as Puerto Vallarta, and that are relatively close to their country of origin," said Raul Revuelta, CEO of Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico. “Furthermore, the biosecurity protocols and the destination's policies have made tourists feel safe and we are viewed with pleasure. We are pleased to be part of Spirit's route map expansion for 2021.”

Spirit Airlines has had a great start to the year. In January the airline launched its new Free Spirit loyalty program that offers the fastest way to earn rewards and status. Spirit is also one of only three airlines in the U.S. to qualify for Fortune's 2021 list of the World's Most Admired Companies and earned "Platinum" status for the Airline Passenger Experience Association's health safety initiative. Spirits' fleet is one of the youngest and most fuel-efficient in the United States. Serving the U.S., Latin America, and the Caribbean.

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After suspending flights, the airline will return starting with a flight from Toronto.

After suspending flights to summer destinations in January at the request of the Canadian government, Air Canada announced yesterday on its "current and upcoming routes" website that it will resume flights from Toronto to Mexico beginning Monday, May 3, with a weekly frequency. The summer schedule includes destinations to Mexico suspended from January 31 to April 30 at the government's request to Air Transat, Air Canada, WestJet, and Sunwing airlines because of the new Covid-19 variants.

With Canada's veto to all flights to Mexico, Mexico's tourism had consequences, especially for destinations such as Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, two of the destinations par excellence for Canadian tourism. Additionally, Air Canada will fly from Toronto to other international beach destinations starting May 9 and will have a weekly flight to Jamaica starting May 5. "We have begun to ramp up our summer schedule as we normally do at this time of year and that includes resuming services to certain destinations that are seasonal or that were suspended due to Covid-19," Air Canada reported.

Flights from the country called the maple leaf are not the strongest during the summer; however there are some that are maintained on weekends, according to trends in certain well-identified cities such as Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, and Montreal. Mexico's tourism sector raised the alarm about the notable drop in tourism from Canada resulting in lost economic revenue for the business sector occurring for a prolonged period of time. Canadian tourism, after the United States, is one of the strongest sources of tourism revenue for thousands of service providers throughout the bay.

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