Aeromar launches promotion to revive tourism
Puerto Vallarta, along with Puerto Escondido, Acapulco, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, and Manzanillo, will be part of the "Pacific Front" campaign launched by Aeromar Airlines, which aims to promote these Pacific destinations and begin the reactivation of these places, which have been severely affected by the health contingency of Covid-19.
So there will be discounts of 15% on the purchase of tickets until December 31st, some coupons where more than 100 companies of the tourist destinations participate and thus can also benefit, so it is a strategic alliance to encourage tourists to travel.
In a virtual press conference, the directors of this company emphasized that all the corresponding sanitation measures have been taken in the airplanes to minimize the risk of COVID-19. It is expected that frequencies will be reactivated and that the planes that are currently operating will be occupied by 20%.
Puerto Vallarta has just celebrated 102 years as a municipality and 52 years as a city.
The city's hotels have all the protocols to guarantee tourists that this contingency is being taken seriously. Therefore, in Puerto Vallarta, as of June 15, the Guadalajara Puerto Vallarta route will be resumed, which used to move 5 to 6 thousand passengers per month.
They hope to reopen soon the routes that used to run from Mexico City and a fifth one. Ticket prices range from 999 pesos, so people can already buy them and start traveling with all the preventive measures.
On the other hand, these tourist destinations shared low occupancy rates; for example, Acapulco is at 25 to 30%, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo at 0%, Manzanillo at 10%, Puerto Escondido at 0% and Puerto Vallarta at 8 to 15%.
Aeromar aims beyond Covid-19 with new routes and cargo service
The Mexican airline Aeromar is preparing the opening of 9 routes, 8 in the interior of the country and one to Laredo, Texas, once the sanitary contingency for the Covid-19 is overcome, as well as the beginning of the cargo transport service.
The international route was already announced before the pandemic, but it has had to be postponed for the same reason, while the national routes are under analysis so they cannot be confirmed.
Other measures that they have applied to contain the impact of the crisis with measures in three axes: protection to the people, by means of the provision of protection and cleaning equipment, sanitization of the units with chlorine, as well as the remote work in 70% of its staff.
The second axis is to keep the business operational, by offering 20% of the capacity offered before the contingency, with an average occupation of between 30 and 50%. In 2019, its occupation factor was 42.1%.
To attract more revenue Aeromar prepares a program of long-term advance purchases, called Aeromar passport, with which travelers can travel as many times as they want in the rest of the year for a single amount.