Mar de Cortes International Airport Announces Addition of AeroMexico National and International Flights

GRUPO VIDANTA AEROMEXICONewly expanded service to include two flights per week from Las Vegas, Nevada to Puerto Peñasco, Mexico beginning June 2013

Grupo Vidanta, the leading developer of luxury resort properties in Latin America, is proud to announce the addition of national and international AeroMexico flights to its Mar de Cortes International Airport located in Puerto Peñasco, Mexico. Beginning on June 20, 2013, AeroMexico will begin scheduling national and international flights for the first time through Mar de Cortes, the first of which will be a Hermosillo-Puerto Peñasco-Las Vegas connection.

The specific flight numbers and times are as follows:

AeroMexico (AM 2674) Hermosillo 9:24am to Puerto Peñasco 11:14am to Las Vegas 1:15pm

AeroMexico (AM 2675) Las Vegas 2:15pm to Puerto Peñasco 4:23pm to Hermosillo 6:13pm

Flights will be twice per week, Sundays and Thursdays.

Originally built by Grupo Vidanta in 2009, the Mar de Cortes Airport provides easy access to the stunning beachfront properties along the Sea of Cortes and the spectacular recreational offerings of this highly desirable vacation destination. The Mar de Cortes International Airport — the first privately built airport in all of Mexico — has welcomed private flights since November of 2009, when it was inaugurated in an opening ceremony by President Felipe Calderon.

“We are thrilled to announce the addition of AeroMexico national and international flights,” said Fernando Antillon, Director of the Mar de Cortes International Airport. “The Puerto Peñasco area offers guests an incredible combination of magnificent natural beauty and deluxe resort accommodations. We welcome future visitors and look forward to providing them with the finest travel-related services available.”

Puerto Peñasco’s popularity is in part thanks to its proximity to the Arizona border. Only 60 miles away, its nickname of “Arizona’s beach” is accurate, making it the coast closest to the major cities of Phoenix and Tucson. Along with the Mar de Cortes International Airport, a new stretch of highway shortens the drive from California by 100 miles. All this has led to Puerto Peñasco being the fastest growing tourism destination in Mexico since 2006.

Puerto Peñasco is blessed with boundless beaches, natural beauty, wildlife and recreational offerings and also boasts the best opportunities for big catches; fishers will delight in the bounty of red snapper, whitefish, halibut, goldspotted bass and black sea bass in the beautiful Sea of Cortez. also known as “The World’s Aquarium” and the “Galapagos of North America.”

The initial and future flights will provide access to many more vacationers, giving them the opportunity to experience firsthand the deluxe accommodations of Grupo Vidanta’s Mayan Palace resort in Puerto Peñasco. This lavish vacation property offers guests everything they could hope for in a luxury resort: miles of pristine beaches; gourmet restaurants; intimate lounges; a spa and fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment; a Jack Nicklaus-designed 18-hole, 72-par professional golf course; multiple tennis courts; indoor and outdoor swimming pools; and fully appointed grand suites that create a truly welcoming environment for member guests.

In addition to its Mayan Palace Resort in Puerto Peñasco, Grupo Vidanta also welcomes member guests to enjoy their other fine vacation properties in some of the most desirable beachfront locations in Mexico, including Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Maya, Acapulco and Mazatlan.

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About Grupo Vidanta

Grupo Vidanta is an award-winning company known worldwide for its leadership in hotels and luxury resorts, championship quality golf courses, and tourism infrastructure, including Mexico’s first privately built international airport at Puerto Penasco. The company was founded in 1974 by Daniel Chavez Moran and now boasts an impressive portfolio of resort brands located among the most coveted coastal beach resorts in Mexico. These include Grand Luxxe, The Grand Bliss, The Bliss, The Grand Mayan, Mayan Palace, Ocean Breeze and Sea Garden, with more under development. In addition, Grupo Vidanta’s real estate division, Mayan Island, has built and sold more than 2,000 vacation homes. The company has resort properties operating in Los Cabos, Nuevo Vallarta, Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Maya, Puerto Penasco, Riviera Nayarit, and Mazatlan. For more information, please visit