Puerto Peñasco is soon to have an aerial connection once again via the Puerto Peñasco-Tijuana route, connecting Puerto Peñasco to the California market through national and international flights.
April 29th is the launch date for Calafia Airlines to start operating the one-hour flight, which will connect Puerto Peñasco with Tijuana twice a week.
This flight has been achieved through joint efforts of the Puerto Peñasco municipal administration, the State of Sonora, as well as participation of private initiatives, the hotel sector, and the Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The new route represents the reactivation of flights to the area following a 6-year hiatus. This will provide principally tourists from Tijuana and California, as well as from other spots in the U.S. and Mexico, the opportunity to get to know Puerto Peñasco and this corner of the Sea of Cortez. The binational Tijuana airport promotes connections across the globe, with more than 9 million passengers passing through it each year.
Willard Lazzarini, commercial director of SLIM-WM, announced aircraft will take off from the Mar de Cortes airport bound for Tijuana twice a week: Mondays at 11:15 a.m. and Fridays at 1:20 p.m., and from Tijuana to Peñasco on Mondays at 10:15 a.m. and Fridays at 11:45 a.m. The round-trip flight will cost approximately 3,500 pesos, which includes transfer from Puerto Peñasco to the airport, as well as luggage allowance of up to 25 kilos per person.
Lazzarini explained special pre-sale flight packages will be handled for hotel companies, and there will also be discounts from 10% to 20% for children under 12 and adults over 65.
To attract visitors from northwestern Mexico and the United States, which represents one of the strongest economies in the world, alliances have been made with tour operators and hotel companies to promote special packages for travel by air to this corner of the Sea of Cortez.
Fernando Antillon, Director of the Mar de Cortes airport in Puerto Peñasco, explained the aircraft for the new Tijuana flight is an Embraer 145, just as those previously used along this route by TAR and Aeromexico.
Reactivation of this aerial connectivity will shorten distances for new tourism and business markets wishing to take advantage of reduced travel times. This in turn will translate into longer stays in this port, which offers the most beautiful warm beaches in northwestern Mexico, the desert and its dunes, the Pinacate Reserve, significant hotel infrastructure, great cuisine, quality service, and many places to explore.
In addition, the Puerto Peñasco-Tijuana flight will connect people with cities such as Loreto and Culiacan without having to deplane, as well as with Guadalajara and Mexico City, with only a 3-hour boarding wait time.
With this new route soon to take-off, it’s more possible than ever to plan a visit to Puerto Peñasco and experience all this corner of the Sea of Cortez has to offer!