Beginning December 2017, direct flights between Los Angeles & Acapulco will be available on a weekly basis.
Mexican airline Volaris has recently announced direct flights from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Acapulco International Airport (ACA) starting on December 19, 2017. The new route will run on a weekly basis and forms part of the many efforts on behalf of Acapulco to make the destination more accessible to international visitors.
“We are very excited with Volaris’ new service between Los Angeles and Acapulco as these destinations have long had a close relationship dating back from the 1950s,” said Ernesto Rodríguez Escalona, Secretary of Tourism of the State of Guerrero. Through the new Volaris direct flight, visitors are conveniently able to experience our luxury hotels and new attractions like XTASEA, the world’s longest overwater zipline. This initiative is part of a master plan to attract international visitors to boost the economy and strengthen our tourism.
Beginning Dec. 19, Volaris Flight Y4 600 will depart from LAX at 12:04PM and arrive at ACA at 6:10PM. From Dec. 19, Volaris Flight Y4 601 will depart ACA at 6:59PM and arrive at LAX at 9:20PM. The route will continue to be serviced on a weekly basis, offering travelers a direct four hour flight between the destinations.
The new Volaris route arrives just as tourism is on an upswing, with more American tourists than ever visiting Acapulco. The agreement on the new service came about through the combined efforts of the Guerrero state government, the Mexican Tourism Promotion Council (CPTM), the Mexican Aviation Organization and Mundo Imperial.
As part of its plans to update tourism infrastructure, Acapulco will debut a new state-of-the-art airport terminal in 2018 that will ease passenger flow and increase arrivals capacity. The city has also received a billion-dollar investment from Grupo Autofin, a private conglomerate that recently launched XTASEA the world’s largest over-the-ocean zipline, and is currently renovating some of the most iconic hotels in the city, as well as developing a new Medical Center, a tennis stadium and an eco-amusement park. The completion dates for these projects are all between 2017 and 2022.
Acapulco stands out for incredible attractions including the world-famous and thrilling cliff divers from La Quebrada, Mexican artist Diego Rivera’s famous art mural, the 1616 founded Fort of San Diego which sits in front of Acapulco’s Port along with many other topnotch sites. Outdoor enthusiasts will find much more to bask in, as Acapulco offers five major golf courses, tennis, kayaking, scuba diving, windsurfing, sport fishing along with bungee jumping or parachuting to enjoy the sun any time of year along with gorgeous nature reserves. Laguna de Tres Palos, just to the southeast of the city is one of Guerrero State’s best birdwatching areas, with heron and other birds frolicking among the lily pads and blossoming tropical flowers. Just off the coast from Peninsula de las Playas is Isla Roqueta, a tropical forest covered island, its central mountain topped by a lighthouse, and a popular site for snorkeling and kayaking.
For more information on Acapulco, visit www.visitacapulco.travel. For flight information, visit www.volaris.com.
Mexico’s original beach destination, Acapulco is located in the state of Guerrero, Mexico, on the Pacific Coast. Situated on a deep bay with sunshine, balmy temperatures and warm seas year-round, its golden beaches are ideal for relaxing, swimming and enjoying an array of water sports, while the city itself offers history, culture and legendary glamour. The landmark Fort of San Diego dates to the colonial era, and the fully restored, star-shaped fortress, is home to the acclaimed Acapulco Historic Museum. La Quebrada is the place to watch Acapulco’s world-famous cliff divers, whose daring feats are as popular – and thrilling – today as they were 82 years ago. Acapulco has a dynamic dining scene, whose innovative chefs combine Mexican culinary traditions with global inspiration when preparing the finest Pacific seafood complemented with fresh and local ingredients. All of this and more make Acapulco the must-visit beach destination in Mexico.
For more information about events, news and reservations visit www.visitacapulco.travel
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