Low-Cost Carrier Begins the Only Non-Stop Service between Albuquerque and Puerto Vallarta


DENVER (TVLW) – Southwestern travelers needing a tropical getaway at a premier resort destination will have a quick, comfortable and affordable way to get there beginning today as Frontier Airlines (NASDAQ:FRNT) begins service between Albuquerque’s Sunport International Airport (ABQ) and Puerto Vallarta’s Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR). The new service was kicked off this morning with a live mariachi band and Mexican delicacies at the gate, courtesy of the City of Albuquerque. In addition, the Mayor of Albuquerque was on hand to greet passengers as they boarded the packed flight bound for Puerto Vallarta.

“It’s a tremendous step forward for the city of Albuquerque,” Mayor Martin J. Chavez said. “It makes the Albuquerque International Sunport truly international once again for all of New Mexico.” Frontier is currently Albuquerque’s only international carrier.

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Puerto Vallarta is a seaside paradise with world-class resorts, and features fun activities to satisfy all sorts of vacationers. Swimming with dolphins and whale watching are popular attractions, as are the city’s golf, parasailing, eco-tourism and cultural options.

“We are thrilled to add non-stop service between Albuquerque and Puerto Vallarta to our rapidly expanding list of international routes,” said Pat Zachwieja, vice president of marketing and planning for Frontier Airlines. “Albuquerque travelers can now enjoy convenient access to one of Mexico’s top resort destinations, along with the low fares and best-in-class customer service they’re already accustomed to when they fly Frontier.”

Flight schedule for ABQ-PVR service (effective Dec. 15, 2007):

Albuquerque — Puerto Vallarta
Flight Number Departs Arrives Frequency
4590 9:03 a.m. 12:33 p.m. Sunday
4590 11:44 a.m. 3:14 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday

Puerto Vallarta — Albuquerque
Flight Number Departs Arrives Frequency
4591 1:40 p.m. 3:20 p.m. Sunday
4591 3:54 p.m. 5:34 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday
All times given in local arrival or departure city times.