Southwest Airlines Announces New Service Between Denver And San Jose Del Cabo/Los Cabos, Mexico Operated By Airtran Airways

DALLAS, Dec. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — It’s already time to put a bow on Spring Break travel plans and set sights South of the Border as Southwest Airlines and wholly owned subsidiary AirTran Airways announced today new international flights between Denver International Airport and SJD Los Cabos International Airport in Baja California, Mexico.

AirTran daily service on the new route begins March 10, 2013, and is open for sale now at both airtran.com and southwest.com with introductory fares as low as $189 one-way.  These fares must be booked by 11:59 p.m. PST on Jan. 1, 2013, for travel between March 12, 2013, and April 24, 2013 (sale fare valid for travel Tuesdays and Wednesdays). See full fare rules below.

“As we continue preparations to connect the Southwest and AirTran route networks beginning early next year, we are excited to add another nonstop travel option to Mexico alongside our strong portfolio of domestic nonstop service in Denver,” said Bob Jordan, Southwest Airlines’ Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer and AirTran Airways President.  AirTran began nonstop flights between Denver and Cancun in April.

AirTran Airways also currently serves SJD Los Cabos International Airport with daily service to/from Orange County (increasing to twice-daily as of June 2, 2013) and has flights between other destinations in the US and both Cancun and Mexico City.

Southwest Airlines began service to Denver on Jan. 3, 2006, with 13 daily departures to three destinations.  The airline currently operates 163 daily flights to 54 destinations from Denver.  Southwest recently demonstrated its LUV for the state of Colorado by dedicating Colorado One, a specialty aircraft painted with the colors of the Colorado state flag.  Southwest also is actively engaged in the community through sponsorships of the Downtown Denver Partnership, the Denver Nuggets, Red Rocks Amphitheater, Denver’s Road Home, the Mile High Pedicab Company, and many more local organizations.  To learn more about Southwest’s dedication to Denver, visit: southwest.com/denver .

 

Boeing, Aeromexico Finalize Dreamliner Order

Order includes six 787s plus reconfirmation rights for four additional 787s

Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Aeromexico (BMV: AEROMEX) finalized an order for six 787 Dreamliners, with reconfirmation rights for four additional Dreamliners. The firm order by Mexico’s largest airline, which was first announced as a commitment in July, is valued at more than $1.2 billion at published list prices.

“The acquisitions of these Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, that are part of the set of 100 aircrafts announced previous this year, represent a fundamental step that strengthens the international position and leadership of Grupo Aeromexico. It also reaffirms the company’s commitment to provide the best service to our clients, assuring them that they will be treated with the best crew and will fly with the best aircraft ever built,” said Andres Conesa, Aeromexico’s CEO.

Andres Conesa also stated that: “With this successful purchase, Grupo Aeromexico will have a total of 19 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in its fleet, whose first delivery is expected to be in the summer of 2013. The arrival of these aircrafts will surely increase the added value of our assets and will also reinforce our operative structure, giving us the flexibility to continue growing.”

“Aeromexico continues to show it is a leader in aviation in Latin America and across the globe,” said Van Rex Gallard, Vice President of Sales for Latin America, Africa, & Caribbean, for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “These additional 787s will help Mexico’s largest airline expand its international presence with a stellar product for its valued customers. The Dreamliner will allow Aeromexico to provide the highest level of service to its passengers, while taking advantage of the airplane’s unmatched economics.”

Made primarily from composite materials, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is the first mid-size airplane capable of flying long-range routes and will allow Aeromexico to replace older aircraft on its European, Asian and South American routes.  As a result of innovative technologies, the airplane offers unparalleled operating economics, fuel efficiency and passenger comfort. More than 800 787s are on order by 58 customers, a testament to the airplane’s unique capabilities.

Aeromexico operates an all-Boeing fleet for airplanes larger than 100 seats. Grupo Aeromexico, the parent company of Aeromexico, operates its main hub out of the Mexico City International Airport. In 2011 the Group transported more than 14 million passengers and offered close to 600 daily flights to different cities in Mexico, the United States, Canada, Central and South America, as well as Europe and Asia.

About Grupo Aeromexico

Grupo Aeromexico, S.A.B. de C.V., is a holding company whose subsidiaries are engaged in commercial aviation in Mexico and the promotion of passenger loyalty programs. It has a fleet of Boeing 777, 767, 737 and the latest models of Embraer 145, 170 and 190. As of 2011, an important expansion plan began that includes the incorporation of 20 new planes and properties over the next 24 months. In 2012, Aeromexico announced that it signed a letter of intent to purchase 100 Boeing aircraft, 90 Boeing 737 Max and 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, making it the largest investment program in Mexican aviation history.

Grupo Aeromexico operates its main hub out of Terminal 2 in the Mexico City International Airport. The Group’s airlines operate around 600 daily flights to different cities in Mexico, the United States, Canada, Central and South America, as well as Europe and Asia.

Aeromexico is a founding member of SkyTeam, the global airline alliance comprised of the following 19 airlines: Aeroflot, Aerolineas Argentinas, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, CSA Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Kenya Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, Middle East Airlines, Saudia, TAROM Romanian Air Transport, Vietnam Airlines and Xiamen Air. SkyTeam offers all partner airline passengers a large global network with more destinations and frequencies, and improved connectivity. Passengers can accrue and redeem miles with the different partners’ loyalty programs and enjoy the convenience provided at 525 airport lounges worldwide. SkyTeam offers its 552 million annual passengers more than 15,000 daily flights to 1,000 destinations in 187 countries. www.skyteam.com

Arroyo Grande Resort Takes Mexico by Storm in Los Cabos with New Development Plans Opening 2014

Hoppi’s Hydawhey, LLC announces plans to develop a hotel, spa, golf course, and casino. It is tucked away on the Southern tip of the Baja California peninsula in the heart of Los Cabos. Ideally situated at the Sea of Cortez, it’s within a ten minute drive to the airport.

Hoppi’s Hydawhey, LLC reveals a consulting and design relationship with HKS. The Arroyo Grande Resort and Spa project will provide a full service 5 star resort hotel and spa of what is to be a fresh and innovative spring of tropical family vacation resort, offering 200+ opulent suites and guest rooms with spectacular views of the ocean where the arroyo meets the Sea of Cortez.

The project will feature a state-of-the-art world-class 40,000 sq.ft. Entertainment Centre and Gaming casino (500 slots.) In addition, it will feature land concession for golf course development of a Jack Nicklaus “Signature” designed 27-hole golf course, including second-phase development of master-planned communities, along with Sport Fishing Adventures with a fleet of five sport fishing vessels.

The Arroyo Grande Resort and Spa project stands alone as the nearest proposed 5 Star resort hotel along the hotel corridor of the Los Cabos area, adjacent to Downtown and Los Cabos Airport, i.e. Cabo San Lucas. There are “no bad days in Los Cabos.” Amenities will include a luxurious in-house spa with assortment of services and therapeutic treatments, multiple pools with swim-up bar feature, twilight harbor cruises, and world-class marlin and sailfish fishing, Horseback riding and ATV access to the Arroyo are anticipated, as is world-class surfing at Zippers Beach, jet skiing, kayaking, scuba diving and parasailing rentals, guided nature walks to view bird life and endangered species.

Guests will enjoy more than 10,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor space, and gym facilities with state-of-the-art workout equipment, All units are equipped with dishwashers, washer/dryer units and wireless access, Signature Arroyo Grande turn-down service, and full-service ground transportation. The projected cost is approximately $160 million.

United Announces Start of Nonstop Service to Latin Destinations From Chicago and Washington Hubs

United Airlines will begin daily nonstop service between its hub at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and Monterrey, Mexico, on Dec. 19, 2012. The same day, United will begin daily service between its Washington/Dulles International Airport hub and San Salvador International Airport in El Salvador.

“These new routes connect major business and cultural destinations in the U.S. and Latin America,” said Milagros Uriarte, United’s Director, Latin America Onshore & Caribbean Sales. “They strengthen United’s Latin American route network and provide our customers from the U.S. and Latin America increased travel options whether they’re traveling to conduct business or visit friends and family.”

Chicago O’Hare to Monterrey

Flight UA6276 will depart Chicago at 8:50 a.m., arriving in Monterrey at 12:20 p.m. The return flight, UA6277, will depart Monterrey at 12:55 p.m., arriving in Chicago at 4:25 p.m. (all times local).

The new Chicago-Monterrey United Express flight will operate using Canadair CRJ700 regional jet aircraft with 66 seats – six in first class, 28 in Economy Plus and 32 in economy.

United offers service to 28 Mexican destinations — more than any other airline from the U.S.  The airline also serves Monterrey seven times daily from its Houston hub. From Chicago, United offers nonstop daily service to Mexico City.

Washington, D.C. (Dulles) to San Salvador

Flight UA1660 will depart Washington at 8:59 a.m., arriving in San Salvador at 12:45 p.m. The return flight, UA1716, will depart San Salvador at 1:35 p.m., arriving in Washington at 6:54 p.m. (all times local).

The flight will operate with Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 154 seats – 16 in first class, 48 in Economy Plus and 90 in economy.

United also operates twice-daily flights to San Salvador from its Houston hub.

About United

United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,557 flights a day to 378 airports on six continents from the airline’s hubs in Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Guam, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. In 2011, United carried more traffic than any other airline in the world, and operated more than two million flights carrying 142 million passengers. United is upgrading its cabins with more flat-bed seats in first and business class and more extra-legroom economy-class seating than any other airline in North America. United now has 180 airplanes featuring DIRECTV®, offering customers more live television access than any other airline in the world. United operates nearly 700 mainline aircraft and has orders for more than 270 new aircraft deliveries through 2022. In 2012, United was the first North American airline to take delivery of new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. United was rated the world’s most admired airline on FORTUNE magazine’s 2012 airline-industry list of the World’s Most Admired Companies. Readers of Global Traveler magazine have voted United’s MileagePlus program the best frequent flyer program for eight consecutive years. United is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 193 countries via 27 member airlines. More than 85,000 United employees reside in every U.S. state and in countries around the world. For more information, visit united.com or follow United on Twitter and Facebook. The common stock of United’s parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol UAL.

The Day Approaches

There is a joke going around that there will be a lot of last minute Christmas shopping  in Mayaland on December 22. So exactly how are the Mayans preparing for the apocalypse? Well, there are plenty of people, Maya or not, who have been cashing in on the December 21 demise day, but most of the people are taking it all in stride – “what will be will be, but I’m not real worked up over it”. http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/mexicos-mayas-face-dec-21-ancestral-calm-17984891#.UM0rSHf88tc

No Truth To “End Of The World” Rumors

Hope — not Hype — In Store for 2013 says Ramtha School Founder

Rampant rumors about the demise of the world later this month are nothing but superstition and a misreading of the Mayan calendar.  So says JZ Knight, Founder and President of the Ramtha School of Enlightenment.

“Don’t run up your credit cards to the maximum limit or engage in other foolish behavior,” advises Knight. “There is no Apocalypse on the horizon, and 2013 will be coming soon.” NASA agrees, stating recently on their web site, “Our planet has been getting along just fine for more than 4 billion years, and credible scientists worldwide know of no threat associated with 2012.”

Much of the hype about the “end of the world” emanates from popular interpretations of the long-count Mayan calendar which reaches a finish point later this month. Many experts and historians agree this calendar, which started about 3114 B.C., predicted the end of a cycle, not the end of the world.  This means a new era starts in 2013, and there are no End Times on the way.

An archaeologist at Boston University, William Saturno, told Science magazine recent discoveries of Mayan wall writings in Guatemala showed calendars that predicted the future well beyond 2012.  “So much for the supposed end of the world,” Saturno says.

Besides the Mayan calendar, many people have become alarmed by global warming and the effects on the environment.  A recent report by the World Bank predicts sea levels could rise by three feet or more by the year 2100, causing massive flooding in nations from Mexico to Mozambique to the Philippines, with a major depletion of crop yields in the U.S., India, and Australia.

“A 4-degree Celsius (warmer) world is so different from the current one that it comes with high uncertainty and new risks that threaten our ability to anticipate and plan for future adaptation needs,” World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said in the report. It “can, and must, be avoided.”

“At Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment, we understand that the end of every cycle is a time of transition and renewal,” Knight said.  “Some of Earth’s transitions will be difficult for us, so it is highly important for everyone to maintain a sense of self-reliance.  To heal the Earth we have to change the way we live.  We can replant and reuse, learn to grow our own food, and become less of a burden on the environment.”

Knight says 2013 will offer more hope and less hype as the dialogue focuses on the renewal of the Earth rather than its demise.

About Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment
Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment (RSE) was established in 1988 by Ramtha the Enlightened One as an academy of the mind that offers retreats and workshops to participants from all over the world and from all walks of life. Using ancient wisdom and the latest discoveries in neuroscience and quantum physics, RSE teaches students how to access the extraordinary abilities of the brain to “Become a Remarkable Life®.” Ramtha’s teachings are not a religion. They offer a unique perspective from which to view the mystery of life. For more information, please visit www.ramtha.com.