On April 2 Gutierrez Luis Carlos Soto, Coordinator of the Committee for the Promotion of Tourism, inaugurated Aéreo Calafia's new route between Hermosillo and Puerto Peñasco. This new flight fills the hole left when Aeroliteral ceased its short-lived flights along the same route last year, citing a lack of profitability.
Flights are scheduled to depart Puerto Peñasco Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. On those days, flights will depart Hermosillo en route to Peñasco at 11:45 a.m. The new route has been added to those already existing in Guaymas and Ciudad Obregon, as well as various cities in Baja California Sur.
The planes to be used on the route are Cessna Grand Caravans, which are more suited to this route than the larger, more expensive planes used by Aeroliteral. The Grand Caravan, similar to the one pictured above, typically holds 12 passengers plus 2 crew members. The plane was first developed for use by FedEx in 1984 and was called the Cargomaster; this was followed by the stretched and upgraded Super Cargomaster. The passenger model, the Grand Caravan, was derived from the Super Cargomaster.
Aéreo Calafia is a Mexican regional airline founded in 1993, based in the Cabo San Lucas International Airfield. It has Cessna 206 and Caravan 208 equipment. It has regular flights to the Baja California Peninsula and the Mexican Pacific coast, in addition to charter flights and tours.
Luis Carlos Soto, who was accompanied at the ribbon cutting by Minister of the Economy, Francisco Díaz Brown, among other luminaries, said he is confident that with this new flight the influx of tourists to Puerto Peñasco will continue to increase, as it is a real entertainment option for tourists both domestic and international.
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