Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco — The popular tourist city of Puerto Vallarta has a new direct flight by Finnair.
The first direct flight has already arrived from Helsinki, capital of Finland, to Puerto Vallarta. It is the third European international connection that the Vallarta airport has, after direct flights to London and Manchester, England.
The new flight, which will be making trips every eight days until the end of March 2018, in a trial period, hopes to attract tens of thousands of Finnish and European tourists to occupy 20,000 hotel rooms over the next four months, said the Secretary of Tourism, Enrique Ramos Flores.
“The flight will operate from now until the end of March (But) there are hopes that this project will continue as with London and Manchester, which were coming for four months and have already been arriving for four years due to the success,” he said.
In addition to the three European flights, the Puerto Vallarta airport has thirty direct connections with cities in the United States and Canada.
The official said that the flight is being driven by the airline Finnair, the most important in the Nordic country, and the trips are being carried out on an Airbus A350 aircraft with a capacity of more than 300 passengers.
The connection has been driven by the Tourism Trusts of Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit, the Tourism Promotion Council of Mexico, and the Aeroportuario del Pacífico Group (GAP), administrator of the Puerto Vallarta airport.
According to Ramos Flores, the flight will allow a type of tourist with high purchasing power and interested in cultural issues. In addition to Puerto Vallarta, Finnish visitors will be offered tours to mountain destinations such as San Sebastian del Oeste, Mascota and Talpa, as well as promoting local cuisine and coffee.
The governor of Jalisco, Aristóteles Sandoval, announced the Helsinki-Puerto Vallarta flight through his official Twitter account.