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New Flights To Puerto Vallarta From U.S. Amid Strong Demand

According to Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP) who manages the Puerto Vallarta Airport, flight connectivity to the popular Mexican tourist destination is up 19% compared to February. American Airlines, Frontier, Southwest and United have all announced new flights to Puerto Vallarta starting this month resulting in increased frequencies and resumption of suspended routes in response …

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WestJet Suspends Routes to Four Canadian Cities

Sweeping government restrictions relating to travel have sternly impeded operations of Canadian airline carriers. In the most recent development, Calgary-based WestJet has announced it will be moving to temporarily suspend the services for four routes. Destination cities which will be affected are St. John’s N.L, London Ontario, and Lloydminster and Medicine Hat in Alberta. Route suspensions are …

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U.S. Expands Facial Recognition To Customs Locations In Canada

The U.S Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the expansion of ‘Simplified Arrival’ for eight pre-clearance locations throughout Canada. The ‘Simplified Arrival’ program is used by the CBP to automate the document checking process, currently done manually, which is required for admission to the U.S. In addition to automating the process, the CBP notes that the process …

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Etihad Is The First Airline To Vaccinate All Of It’s Air Crew

Etihad Airways is the first airline in the world to have 100% of its operating pilots and cabin crew vaccinated against COVID-19. This initiative is welcome news for the aviation industry, which has seen massive disruptions and financial setbacks due to COVID-19. The vaccine is widely seen as the answer to reopening the world, with …

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New Flights To Cancun From U.S. As City Hits 3 Million Tourists Since Reopening

New flights are being added to Cancun from the United States and Canada as the tourism hotspot approaches 3 million tourists since reopening for tourism back in June. Director General of the Tourism Promotion Council of Quintana Roo, Darío Flota Ocampo expressed his gratitude for the continued success in Cancun, Mexico.  “The entire local tourism …

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New Proposed Bailout For U.S. Airlines Keeps 2021 Travel Hopes Alive

A proposed bipartisan COVID-19 relief bill, which would provide USD$17 billion in support for the beleaguered aviation sector, offers hope to US travelers planning vacations in 2021. While the passage of the bill into law is not yet certain, the news provides a timely boost to US airlines, which have been placed under significant financial …

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