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New Flight Commences Between Acapulco and Mexico City

By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 02 May, 2011

(Acapulco, AN 2 May) Viva Aerobús is a new, low-cost airline offering flights between Acapulco and Mexico City. They inaugurated their operations on Sunday, to help ease the exodus of tourists from the port city to the nation’s capital. The new flight leaves daily at 6:50 am and then turns around at 8:20 in Mexico City and comes back. The obvious timing was to take advantage of the end of the Easter holiday traffic. The slogan for the new flights is the proverb, which rhymes in Spanish, to the effect that “God blesses those who get up early.”

The introductory fare of Viva Aerobús is $550 pesos, one way. By being able to leave Mexico City early on Saturday morning and arrive back home early Monday, passengers can extend their stay in Acapulco. Historically, this flight had been very popular in previous years, and was suspended because of corporate problems within the carriers. Viva Aerobús is hoping to make a new, fresh start, with the idea of recapturing a traditional market that has not been served recently. The aircraft can accommodate 150 passengers, and left on Sunday’s inaugural flight with a 90% load factor.

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