Bust out the flip flops and snag yourself a new pair of sunglasses, WestJet has just announced the introduction of a new, three-times weekly service to Mexico City from YVR! This non-stop service, which launches on March 15, 2018, will provide passengers travelling through YVR with more choice and will support YVR’s vision to connect Asia with the Americas. Mexico City is one of Latin America’s key connecting hubs—providing access to amazing destinations and more options for people looking to escape the cold weather and go on an exotic adventure.
The service will further drive passenger growth in this key region, a strategic priority for YVR following the Canadian government’s recent removal of the visa requirements for Mexican visitors to Canada. Latin America was the leading market for YVR in the first half of 2017, increasing 25 per cent over the same period in 2016. Through annual operations and tourism, the new service will generate $6.3 million in total economic output and will contribute $3.3 million in Gross Domestic Product. It will also provide opportunities for B.C. businesses to reach new customers, suppliers and investors throughout Mexico and Latin America.