Metro Vancouverites looking to travel to Mexico this winter will have another option starting in the new year.
Low-cost carrier Flair Airlines announced Tuesday (Nov. 16) that it will offer a new route connecting Vancouver with Los Cabos in Mexico starting in February 2022.
Flights will commence on the new route starting Feb. 1, 2022, offering direct service to the sunny destination from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) on Tuesdays and Saturdays; it will fly to Los Cabos on Wednesdays and Saturdays from Abbotsford and Edmonton, too.
The airline is also introducing nonstop, low-fare flights to Cancun from Ottawa and Kitchener-Waterloo.
The fares will start from $129 CAD one-way.
“Starting in February, Canadians will enjoy affordable, sunny winter getaways to Cancun and Los Cabos without breaking the bank,” said Garth Lund, Chief Commercial Officer, Flair Airlines.
“We can’t wait to get our customers to the beach.”
Flair recently added several destinations south of the border from YVR including Las Vegas, Phoenix-Mesa, Hollywood Burbank and Palm Springs. Direct one-way tickets started at $79 to $109 CAD including all taxes and fees.
COVID-19 self-testing kits for travel
There are several clinics in the Lower Mainland you can visit to obtain the negative coronavirus test result needed for travel.
COVID-19 testing for travel may cost upwards of $150 CAD per person, although prices vary. Find out more information about the process and some local companies that provide the tests.
For testing from the comfort of your home, a Canadian company sells portable self-administered COVID-19 molecular and antigen test kits to avoid the hassle of visiting clinics. Find out more information about the company and its self-testing process.
Don't have your Canadian vaccination passport yet?
British Columbians looking to travel now have the option to download the new federal proof of vaccination — but there are a few things to consider before you book a flight.
On Oct. 29, Canada's vaccine card was made available to B.C. residents looking to travel in Canada and internationally.
Find out how you can get your federal proof of vaccination.
You can browse dates and book tickets with Flair online.