CNNExpansión – The Mexico-Acapulco highway or the Autopsist del Sol will have a 50 percent discount from Dec. 23 to Jan 4. The route (about 465 kilometers) will cost 185 pesos instead of 370 pesos.
By Susan Carey and Laurence Iliff / Wall Street Journal
The U.S. and Mexico reached a liberal air treaty that would clear the way for airlines on both sides of the border to set their own prices and fly any routes they choose between the two nations with unlimited frequency.
The treaty, signed Friday by transportation ministers from the two countries after two years of negotiations, still must be ratified by the Mexican senate. Officials from both nations said that if implemented it would increase traffic and enhance competition, benefiting fliers.
The accord “lays the groundwork to take advantage to the maximum of the boom in the airline industry happening in both countries,” said Gerardo Ruiz Esparza, Mexico’s transportation and communications minister. The treaty encourages code-sharing among U.S. and Mexican carriers and would boost the overall number of fliers between the nations, Mr. Ruiz Esparza said.
Thomas Engle, U.S. State Department deputy assistant secretary for transportation affairs, said the agreement eliminates rules that limited service to just two or three airlines from each country on about 30 cross-border routes. The enhanced competition “should help keep fares affordable,” Engle said.
Mexico was one of the largest countries with which the U.S. lacked a modernized air accord. Others include Russia and China. The U.S. currently has 118 so-called Open Skies air treaties with foreign governments. Although U.S. officials said the Mexico accord doesn’t follow that model, they said it removes all the barriers in the current, restrictive U.S.-Mexico agreement.
Sentido Comun – Wyndham Hotel Group opened its first Baymont Inn & Suites in Mexico, the 400th of the brand with a presence in the US and Canada and plans to expand into Latin America.
Sentido Comun – Aeromexico plans to begin three weekly direct flights from Mexico City to Amsterdam May 2016 as part of its strategy to increase international destinations.
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Sentido Comun – Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, or GAP, said passenger traffic at its 12 Mexican air terminals recorded an increase of 20.4 percent in November.
Sentido Comun – Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte, known as OMA, said passenger traffic at its 13 airports increased 11.5 percent in November compared with the same month last year.
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New York Daily News – Airline and security officials at Kennedy Airport let 150 passengers arriving from an international flight from Cancun leave the airport without going through customs.
Sentido Comun – American Airlines said it will open four new routes that will connect the cities of Raleigh-Durham, Pittsburgh, Nashville and Kansas City with the tourist center of Cancun.
Sentido Comun – Grupo Aeromexico, the country’s largest airline, soon will fly from Mexico City to Santo Domingo, capital of Dominican Republic, which will be its 16th destination in Latin America.
Sentido Comun – Santa Fe Hotel Group announced the opening of its new Hampton Inn & Suites in Paraiso in Tabasco, as part of its growth strategy in the segment of lodging for business travelers.
Sentido Comun – Alaska Airlines will open a new direct route between Orange County, California, and Los Cabos in Baja California Sur.
Sentido Comun -Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte, known as OMA, said passenger traffic at its 13 airports increased 14 percent in September over the same month last year.
Sentido Comun – Grupo Aeromexico passenger traffic rose 6 percent in September over the same month last year, the second smallest gain so far this year and the lowest increase in the last three years.
Sentido Comun – Volaris created a new option that allows passengers to attach ID and destination labels at home and thus speed up the process of processing luggage.
Sentido Comun – Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte, or OMA, said passenger traffic at its 13 airports increased 17 percent in August over the same month last year, the 13th consecutive double digit increase.
Sentido Comun – Cabify is lowering its lite service fees 20 percent as a strategy to attract more demand and consolidation in the Mexico City market. The new rate is 12-14 pesos for the first seven kilometers, then 10 pesos automatically.
Sentido Comun – Grupo Aeromexico said its passenger traffic rose 7.1 percent in August over the same month last year, the second smallest gain of the year and lower than the growth of 12.3 percent recorded in August of 2014.
Sentido Comun – Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico, or GAP, said passenger traffic at its Mexican air terminals rose 12.7 percent last month compared to the same period last year, the tenth increase in a row.