We have a large area of opportunity in Mazatlan connectivity at the national and international level: Óscar Pérez Barros
Mazatlán, Sin., June 12, 2019- The Secretary of Tourism Óscar Pérez Barros, accompanied by representatives of the tourism sector, municipal authorities and the State Congress, received the first flight of the Tijuana route at the “Rafael Buelna” International Airport -Mazatlán-Tijuana, of the Viva Aerobús airline, which arrived at 100 percent of its capacity with 186 people.
At a press conference, Óscar Pérez Barros stressed that, we must recognize that we have a large area of opportunity in Mazatlan connectivity at national and international level; and we are working hand in hand to achieve this type of results because we see the need and we are doing so with our commercial partners, as in this case Viva Aerobús.
Mazatlan destination is doing business, and we will grow with more promotion to bring more full flights, we have to show that with success results occur and with it we will increase connectivity; We bring negotiations with airlines to increase destinations and they are analyzing to increase the arrival of flights, added Pérez Barros.
For his part, deputy Mario Gonzales Sánchez, member of the Tourism Commission in the State Congress, said that he is supporting himself with the negotiations, looking for the best way to have the resource to achieve a better connectivity for Mazatlan, and will continue helping in the work for tourism in Sinaloa.
Regarding the arrivals of the new flight, the Director of Corporate Communication of Viva Aerobús, Walfred Castro said he will have two frequencies a week: Wednesdays at 1:55 p.m. and Saturdays at 08:05 p.m. The trips will be made on an Airbus 320 aircraft, with a capacity of 186 seats.
He added that Viva Aerobús grew by 30 percent in 2018, compared to the previous year in the three airports in Sinaloa, and this summer will increase two more frequencies per week on the Culiacán-Tijuana flight; currently adds 14 frequencies, with two daily arrivals, adding that in the months of January to April, transported 228 thousand 834 passengers to / from Sinaloa, representing a 20 percent growth against the same period of the previous year.
I inform that the following routes operate within our state: From Culiacán to CDMX, Guadalajara, La Paz, Los Cabos, Monterrey and Tijuana; from Mazatlan to CDMX, Monterrey, La Paz and Tijuana and from Los Mochis to Monterrey.
In turn, the Secretary of Economic Development of the municipality, representative of Mayor Luis Guillermo Benitez Torrez, said that it is up to the city to ensure the best services so that the tourism that arrives feels comfortable and safe and that they see that they are in a quality destination.
They were also the Undersecretary of Planning, Investment and Tourism Development of the Sectur, Mónica Coppel; Director of Promotur, Sergio Romero, and Airport Administrator Vladimir Ramírez del Ángel.
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