Puerto Rico Tourism Company executive director Ingrid Rivera Rocafort has welcomed a new direct flight offered by Mexican airline Volaris from Cancun, Quintana Roo, to San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The flight will also connect to Mexico City.
Volaris is the Mexican low-cost airline with routes in Mexico and the United States.
The route will begin operating as of July 2nd, 2015, every Thursday and Sunday.
“With this agreement to restore a direct route to Mexico, we greatly extend the framework of opportunities to establish business relations with Latin America, which complements our efforts to once again approach these countries.
“We owe this achievement to the promotional efforts we have supported in the region and the work of commercial offices that allow us to move forward towards the internationalisation of the economy of Puerto Rico,” said department of economic development and trade secretary, Alberto Bacó.
Volaris continues to strengthen its position as the Mexican airline with more routes in Mexico and the United States, offering 139 routes to 60 destinations, of which 22 are international and 38 national.
In addition, the airline has transported nearly 50 million customers since its inception nine years ago, of which seven million have been international.
“The arrival of Volaris to Puerto Rico is part of PRTC’s efforts to expand air access to our destination.
“With this achievement, we restore the direct connection of our island to Mexico, which is the Latin American country that sends the most visitors to Puerto Rico.
“Visiting San Juan will now be easier and cheaper for tourists visiting us from this sister country,” said Rivera Rocafort.