Mexican carrier Volaris Airlines is launching service between Mexico City and Orlando in Florida on July 14. Initially Volaris Airlines will operate its Mexico City-Orlando route twice a week, on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

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The airline is due to start its service on July 1, while Cancun is in the midst of commemorating the Mundo Maya, which offers events and celebrations throughout the resort city.

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Southwest Airlines subsidiary AirTran Airways is launching new international service within the next 10 days from San Antonio, Austin, Orange County in California and Chicago Midway, as well as new service between Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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AirTran Airways will operate a daily non-stop flight between the two cities beginning on June 3, 2012, subject to Mexican government approval.

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On June 21, Fort Lauderdale-based Spirit Airlines is launching non-stop daily service from Dallas/Fort Worth to Toluca (just outside Mexico City), Detroit and San Diego. Spirit is selling low introductory fares on the routes on April 3 and April 4.

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Grand Luxxe Resorts has opened new towers and buildings for its high-end luxury hotels in the Mexican resort destinations of Nuevo Vallarta and Riviera Maya. The two latest resort additions provide a total of 315 new suites.

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Viceroy Hotel Group has added the former The Tides Riviera Maya to its luxury Viceroy Hotels and Resorts portfolio, following completion of a major renovation at the beach resort. The property has been renamed the Viceroy Riviera Maya.

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Boasting 128 guestrooms, the Fairfield Inn Los Cabos is Marriott International’s first property in Los Cabos and is located on Lazaro Cardenas, the principal avenue of Cabo San Lucas.

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Southwest Airlines and its wholly owned subsidiary AirTran Airways have received route authority from the U.S. Department of Transportation for AirTran to operate international flights to new destinations in Mexico.

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When firmed, the order will make Volaris Airlines the first customer for the A320neo in Mexico, according to Airbus, which announced the Volaris MOU just after the close of the Dubai Airshow 2011.

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Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways are launching service to new destinations and offering new routes as they extend their flight schedules for reservations from June 3 through August 10, 2012. Several of the new AirTran routes and destinations are international.

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VivaAerobus will begin its twice-weekly Monterry-Miami service on November 11 and its weekly Monterrey-Orlando service on November 19. Miami and Orlando will respectively become the low-cost airline’s fourth and fifth U.S. destinations.

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VivaAerobus will launch its new service to Chicago Midway Airport from Monterrey on October 14. The nonstop flights will operate on Mondays and Fridays.

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The airline has filed a request with the U.S. Department of Transportation for authority to fly to Puerto Vallarta from San Francisco. Subject to approval from both the U.S. DOT and the Mexican government, Virgin America plans to begin flying to Puerto Vallarta this winter.

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American Eagle Airlines has launched daily nonstop service from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to six new destinations, including two cities in Mexico and four in the United States.

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Southwest Airlines has more than doubled the number of its destinations which are able to connect to Mexico flights, through both Chicago Midway and Las Vegas, via the Dallas airline’s marketing and interline agreement with Mexican low-cost carrier Volaris Airlines.

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Marriott International is planning to open the first Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Mexico City, the 292-room Courtyard Mexico City Airport located directly across from international terminal number one at Benito Juarez International Airport, in early 2012.

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The all-inclusive Paradisus luxury-resort brand is expanding its portfolio with two new Mexican properties, Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda and Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla, both scheduled to open in late 2011.

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American Eagle Airlines is launching daily nonstop jet service on June 9 from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to Morelia and Mazatlan in Mexico, subject to government approval.

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