After being ravaged by Hurricane Odile in September, there's good news out of Los Cabos, Mexico: Even as it continues its recovery
, the popular resort destination -- which encompasses Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo -- is planning for significant growth thanks to a large influx of new nonstop flights from the United States.
Announced yesterday by the Los Cabos Tourism Board, the new flights will commence Dec. 20 with a new weekly nonstop flight on Saturdays from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport to the Los Cabos International Airport in San Jose del Cabo. The flight will be operated by Delta Air Lines, which in early 2015 will further increase service to Los Cabos with two additional flights, from Seattle and San Diego, and expanded service from three existing points of origin: Salt Lake City, Atlanta, and Minneapolis.
Other airlines planning new nonstop flights to Los Cabos in 2015 are Spirit Airlines, which will commence service from Houston in May; United Airlines, which plans to launch new service from Washington, DC; and Southwest Airlines, which will commence service from Baltimore and Houston in June and October, respectively.
"The launch of Delta's new nonstop flight from New York City/JFK this month is a milestone for the destination and opens up an key market for us on the East Coast of the United States," Ruben Reachi, Secretary of Tourism for the Mexican state of Baja California Sur, where Los Cabos is located, said in a statement. "Many people associate Los Cabos with the West Coast and while that is still our top market, we are excited to offer new, direct flights from important East Coast cities such as New York, Washington DC, and Baltimore. Our goal is to continue to increase the flight options available and open even more gateways to Los Cabos across the U.S. within the coming years."