Puerto Vallarta Prepares to Connect with Prague: New Direct Flight to Boost European Tourism

Jorge Chávez
Apr. 24, 2024

Puerto Vallarta is set to increase its connectivity to Europe with the announcement of a new direct flight connecting this vibrant destination to Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. This exciting development is thanks to the German company DER Touristik, known for its extensive experience in the tourism industry. This new flight, which will operate from October 2024 to April 2025, promises a unique experience for European visitors and an exceptional opportunity for local tourism operators.

New Direct Connection with Europe

The charter flight between Prague and Puerto Vallarta will not only connect the two cities, but also facilitate access to other European countries such as Germany, Poland, Slovakia and Austria. With a capacity of 432 passengers per flight, this new service is expected to attract up to 10,000 European visitors during the six months of operation.

Hotels Participating in this Initiative

As part of this new connection, 13 hotels from Vallarta · Nayarit have joined forces to offer European visitors an unforgettable experience:

  • Hotel Vamar Vallarta All Inclusive & Marina Beach Resort
  • The Westin Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta
  • Sheraton Buganvilias Resort & Convention Center
  • Buenaventura Grand Hotel & Great Moments
  • Hacienda Buenaventura Hotel & Mexican Charm
  • Hotel Krystal Grand Puerto Vallarta
  • Sunscape Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa
  • Dreams / Secrets Vallarta Bay Resort & Spa
  • Sunset Plaza Beach Resort
  • Canto del Sol All Inclusive Beach & Tennis Resort
  • Hotel Delfin Puerto Vallarta Beach Resort
  • Crown Paradise Club Puerto Vallarta
  • Krystal Grand Nuevo Vallarta

Connection with Other Destinations in Jalisco

In addition to the direct flight between Prague and Puerto Vallarta, DER Touristik has also planned tours to major tourist destinations in Jalisco, such as Tequila and Guadalajara. These itineraries will allow visitors to explore the rich culture and traditions of the region, adding even more value to their experience in Mexico.

Modernization of the Puerto Vallarta International Airport

José Amador, director of the Puerto Vallarta International Airport, highlighted the ongoing efforts to modernize the airport, which received more than 6.7 million passengers in 2023. So far in 2024, passenger traffic has reached 2.1 million, an increase of 5% over the same period last year. This modernization is crucial to accommodate the growing number of European visitors.

DER Touristik and its Commitment to Tourism

Jiří Jelínek, director of DER Touristik for Eastern Europe, expressed his enthusiasm for the company’s projects for the upcoming fall-winter season. He emphasized the importance of direct flights to tropical destinations, which are very attractive for European tourists.

With this new route, Puerto Vallarta solidifies its position as a premier international destination, ready to welcome visitors from around the world.

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