Southwest Airlines Plans New Austin-Puerto Vallarta Route

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Southwest Airlines plans new route to Riviera Nayarit. (Photo courtesy of Southwest Airlines.)

Southwest Airlines will begin a new international flight between Austin and Puerto Vallarta (PVR) Riviera Nayarit on March 12, 2022 (subject to government approvals).

“We have designed a schedule specifically focused on adding key nonstop routes and increasing frequencies on routes currently serving Austin’s business and leisure travelers,” said Dave Harvey, vice president of Southwest Business and executive ambassador for the airline, in a press statement.

Meanwhile, Marc Murphy, managing director of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau, said that despite the global crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand generated by the region reflects in the number of flights and growing passenger arrivals.

The addition of a new Southwest route to the destination “confirms the trust the North American market has in traveling during the upcoming winter season to Mexico and, of course, to the Puerto Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit region, an area they perceive as safe and peaceful,” said Murphy.

Southwest Airlines flies to Puerto Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit from Houston, Phoenix, Denver, and Santa Ana, with more than 28 frequencies per week.

The Riviera Nayarit’s hotels, restaurants, and tourist establishments are currently following all the health protocols established by the Federal Government’s Ministry of Health and are operating at the allowed capacities. In addition, access to the beaches is limited. Travelers are asked to continue wearing their mask and keeping their distance.

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