Shane Churchman 6 p.m., Sept. 20
Cabo San Lucas airport adding international competitors
U.S. airlines intending to add flights to more affordable landing strip
United States airlines, Air Tran and United, have applied to begin flights to Cabo San Lucas International Airport, beginning in the month of June. The Cabo San Lucas airport is much smaller than its neighboring Los Cabos International Airport and would be adding its first international routes. Los Cabos has historically handled all of the international air traffic for the southern tip of Baja California Sur, while Cabo San Lucas has kept a small portion of local Mexican traffic.
According to Routes-News.com, the first international flights would begin from Austin, Texas. The airlines expect lower costs by using the smaller airport and also hope to appeal to travelers by landing closer to popular destinations. More U.S. direct flights are expected to be added in the future.
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