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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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Visduh Feb. 4, 2013 @ 7:16 p.m.

What sort of aircraft will these airlines use? Sounds as if this airport is smaller and less capable of handling large passenger groups. This idea of competition isn't what many of us associate with Mexico. Usually the government in Mexico City dictates all such things, and there is no appeal or possibility of a different outcome. Care to explain how and why this is happening?


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