As of April 29th, flying to Rocky Point is once again a reality with launch of a Tijuana-Puerto Peñasco connection, which is expected to broaden both tourism and business markets.
Reconnecting commercial flights to the area, made possible via Calafia Airlines, cuts down on distance and travel time between Tijuana and Puerto Peñasco. In just 45 minutes, passengers can be gazing straight at this corner of the Sea of Cortez. Similarly, Puerto Peñasco is now more easily connected to Tijuana, whose international airport connects to 36 cities in Mexico, and provides the CBX crossing to San Diego for even more international travel.
Following the traditional baptism marking the plane’s arrival, the inaugural flight from Tijuana was received at the Mar de Cortés Airport by Sonora Governor Alfonso Durazo Montaño along with Puerto Peñasco mayor Jorge Pivac, and Sonora Tourism Secretary Celida López. Together, they welcomed the first passengers as they debarked. Most had come from Tijuana, San Diego, and even some traveling back to Puerto Peñasco.
“The Tijuana-Puerto Peñasco route opens up new markets; in addition, Calafia Airlines is the leading airline in northwestern Mexico,” detailed Governor Durazo.
Launch of this flight was made possible through joint efforts of governmental offices, Peñasco Connections business leaders, private initiative, as well as the Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau, and is sure to attract tourism from Baja California, California, and the American southwest. Airline officials detailed the new flight already has 1000 seats sold for travelers choosing to fly to Puerto Peñasco.
The Tijuana-Peñasco flight, at just under an hour, is short and pleasant enough to be able to sit back and enjoy a drink before the coastline hugging the sands of the Sonoran desert comes into view.
The Embraer RJ 145 plane along this route offers services twice weekly, on Mondays and Fridays.
Vuelos Desde Partida A Destino Arribo Frecuencia
Flight Departing from Departure time Destination Arrival Frequency
A7 901 Tijuana (TIJ) 10:15 Peñasco (PPE) 11:25 Lunes / Mon.
A7 902 Puerto Peñasco (PPE) 11:50 Tijuana (TIJ) 12:55 Lunes / Mon.
A7 901 Tijuana (TIJ) 11:45 Peñasco (PPE) 12:55 Viernes / Fri.
A7 902 Puerto Peñasco (PPE) 13:20 Tijuana (TIJ) 14:25 Viernes / Fri.
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