Flights resume and frequencies increase to Cozumel, Monterrey, Guayaquil and Panama City
With international air travel rebounding, airlines are restoring north-south connections between the United States and Canada and destinations in Latin America that had been suspended during the pandemic travel crisis.
Air Canada, American Airlines, Delta and Copa Airlines have all announced the resumption of services or increased frequencies to key markets of Mexico, Ecuador and Panama.
Beginning Oct. 30, Air Canada will resume seasonal service between Toronto and Cozumel, a route the carrier has not offered in six months. The flights will be operated once a week in November, increasing to twice a week in December and three times a week from January 2023. The flights will be operated on board Airbus A319 or A321.
Delta Air Lines has announced plans to resume flights between Detroit and Monterrey, Mexico, starting Sept. 6. The year-round service, which was suspended in March 2020, will operate four times a week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, on board a three-class Airbus A319 with 132 seats.
Monterrey is the carrier’s third destination in Mexico from Detroit, in addition to daily services to Cancun and Mexico City.
Delta also announced two other seasonal services to destinations in Mexico from Detroit on its winter schedule. Starting December 17, the carrier will offer weekly flights to San Jose del Cabo (SJD) and Puerto Vallarta. In addition, the Detroit-Cancun service will increase to twice a day.
Next month, American Airlines will increase frequency between its Miami hub and Guayaquil, Ecuador. Starting August 4, the carrier will operate three flights a day until the end of September aboard its 172-seat 737 Max aircraft. American Airlines is the only carrier operating between Miami and Guayaquil.
Flights from Panama City operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Service from Boston operates Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
The flights, which operate aboard Boeing 737-800s, are the only nonstop between Panama City and Boston.