Fiesta celebration planned for Saturday at the airport
VANCOUVER ISLAND, Oct. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - The Comox Valley Airport will
send off the first Mexico bound passengers with a Fiesta celebration at
the airport on Saturday, November 2. The first WestJet flight to
Puerto Vallarta, direct from YQQ, jets away at 11:45am and guests
travelling that day can enjoy traditional Mexican fare served up by
YQQ's On the Fly Café, as well authentic Mexican music and decorations as part of the
airport's annual fiesta-themed event.
"Once again we are pleased to offer a weekly flight direct from YQQ to
Puerto Vallarta from November through April," said Comox Valley Airport
CEO, Fred Bigelow. "These flights are so convenient, saving our
passengers time and money while helping to alleviate additional stress
associated with having to travel to another airport to catch a flight."
"The flight to Puerto Vallarta from the Comox Valley Airport takes
approximately five hours," explained Bigelow. "To reach the same
destination on the same day, starting from YVR, would add an additional
five hours travel time, plus an overnight stay in a hotel before and
after the trip due to ferry schedules. That is a huge savings in terms
of time, money and hassle."
The Comox Valley Airport is hopeful travelers will recognize the
benefits of travelling direct from YQQ this winter. To promote the
Puerto Vallarta route, the airport recently sponsored the Jet Away to Puerto Vallarta contest in partnership with JetFM and several local businesses. Last
Friday, lucky JetFM listener Sandi Phye won a fabulous all inclusive
vacation for two from YQQ to Puerto Vallarta.
"We were pleased to partner with local businesses to offer this amazing
opportunity for our passengers to win a free trip," said Bigelow. "The
Comox Valley Airport has been offering seasonal service to Mexico since
2004. We want to keep this route thriving in the hopes of attracting
additional sunspot destinations to our airport."
The Comox Valley Airport will also be handing out luggage tags to the
first 50 WestJet guests to arrive at YQQ who are bound for sun, fun and
sand. JetFM will be broadcasting the festivities live from the
terminal building and anyone wishing to join in the fun is welcome from
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 2.
SOURCE: Comox Valley Airport
For further information:
Comox Valley Airport
Phone: 250-890-0829 ext. 253