One of the key benefits for Cancun real estate buyers is the large amount of airline options available, making trips home easy, fast and affordable.
Southwest Airlines, the largest low cost carrier in the U. S. , announced today it will begin operating a codeshare agreement with Volaris, a discount Mexican airline, in November, which will connect five cities in Mexico to its route network, including Cancun
Starting November 12, Southwest customers will be able to purchase tickets to the Mexican cities of Cancun, Guadalajara, Morelia, Toluca / Mexico City and Zacatecas, with travel available starting on December 1.
The new service will offer direct flights from the airports in Los Angeles, Oakland and San Jose, but Southwest customers will be able to buy tickets from 20 cities that the airline serves with connecting flights.
Under a code sharing agreement, each airline can accept customers and baggage of the other, and share their routes and schedules to transfer the passengers to their final destination. The code sharing partnership is intended to provide convenient and low-cost connections, offering more well-priced options for travelers.
Volaris was founded in 2006 and currently maintains 35 routes to 24 cities in Mexico with a fleet of 21 Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft. Southwest, meanwhile, is the largest U. S. airline by passengers carried. , which introduced the concept of low cost flights in the United States, and operates about three 3,500 flights daily with a fleet of about 540 Boeing 737 aircraft.
For buyers of Cancun real estate , the new deal means a couple of important points; one is that there will be more options for cheap flights home. The number of airlines serving Cancun and direct flight options to the U. S. and Canada is already large, but a growing trend in recent years has been for key discount flight companies, such as Southwest from the U. S. , or Westjet in Canada, to begin offering direct and connecting flight service to Cancun.
This kind of expansion also indicates the ongoing growth in tourism which Cancun continues to enjoy, and the area's ability to adapt to changing market demands; the number of Americans travelling and buying real estate on a tighter budget has been growing in recent years.