Commencing from October, Puerto Vallarta will experience an uptick in flights from Canada, its second most significant international market. This will mark the initiation of the winter season, featuring 12 destinations and a total of 53 weekly operations facilitated by the Canadian carrier, WestJet.
As per the city administration, these flights are set to expand the array of choices for travelers journeying from any corner of the nation, spanning from one coast to the other.
The municipal authorities have indicated that several cities will have the privilege of direct flights to Puerto Vallarta International Airport. These cities include Abbotsford, Calgary, Comox, Edmonton, Kelowna, Prince George, Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, and Winnipeg. This strategic operation is expected to boost seating capacity to the region by 19%, as per official sources.
The Vancouver-Puerto Vallarta route will be serviced by Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, boasting an impressive accommodation capacity of 320 seats. This translates into a notable increase in monthly capacity, greatly benefiting Jalisco’s primary sun-soaked beach destination.
WestJet Airlines has emerged as the leading Canadian airline with the highest number of routes to Puerto Vallarta. During the preceding season, the airline managed up to 183 monthly flights. Anticipating the upcoming fall-winter season of 2023-24, WestJet aims to extend its reach with an additional 212 flights.