Flair Airlines announced that it will add a third destination in Mexico: Puerto Vallarta (PVR), which will be connected to Edmonton (YEG) and Vancouver (YVR).

Both routes will begin in the first week of November, coinciding with the increase in demand from Canadian tourists seeking to vacation during the winter season.

The ultra-low-cost carrier currently operates a weekly flight between Cancun (CUN) and Toronto-Waterloo (YKF), to which Ottawa (YOW) will be added during the winter season. Los Cabos (SJD) was Flair’s second inaugural destination, connecting to Abbotsford (YXX), Edmonton (YEG) and Vancouver (YVR) between November and March.

Network of Flair destinations between Canada and Mexico. Photo: Gcmap.

Schedules and Frequencies

From To Frequencies Start
Edmonton (YEG) Puerto Vallarta (PVR) WED – SAT November 2
Puerto Vallarta (PVR) Edmonton (YEG) WED – SAT November 2
Vancouver (YVZ) Puerto Vallarta (PVR) SAT November 5
Puerto Vallarta (PVR) Vancouver (YVZ) SAT November 5

According to data obtained by Aviacionline through Cirium, during the first quarter of 2022, Puerto Vallarta (PVR) was the third most important route between Canada and Mexico.

During this period Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet and Swoop operated flights from Abbotsford, Calgary, Comox, Edmonton, Kelowna, Hamilton, Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa, Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto, Vancouver and Winnipeg.

According to Mexico’s Federal Civil Aviation Agency (AFAC), Calgary is the main destination with 44,489 travelers transported in the first quarter of 2022, followed by Vancouver with 29,661 passengers and Toronto closes the podium with 18,041 customers.

In total, Puerto Vallarta received 165,832 passengers from Canadian destinations, representing 17% of the Mexican airport’s international offer. The United States, with 815,848 travelers, represents the main movement of foreign travelers in the terminal. The United Kingdom, with the entry of TUI Airways, moved 14,450 tourists from Manchester (MAN) and London (LGW).

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