Cheap flights to Mexico? Allegiant, Viva Aerobus joins forces and expands
Allegiant Air is hoping to make history with a one-of-a-kind low-cost carrier agreement that would expand its U.S. service to Mexico and create new, economical non-stop routes between the two countries.
The Las Vegas-based carrier on Wednesday announced plans to partner with Viva Aerobus, which serves destinations across Mexico as well as some cities in the United States and Latin America.
“This revolutionary alliance is expected to reduce fares, boost traffic and ultimately connect many new cross-border cities with non-stop service,” Allegiant Chairman and CEO Maurice J. Gallagher, Jr. said in a report. communicated. “In short, this will bring significant (super low cost carrier) competition to the US-Mexico market for the first time in history.”
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The partnership has yet to be approved by the US Department of Transportation and the Mexican Federal Economic Competition Commission.
If approved, flights could begin in the first quarter of 2023.
Allegiant currently serves over 130 cities in the United States, but not Mexico.