Virgin America’s new flight from San Francisco will operate five times per week, and Arkefly, a Tui Nederland operator, will offer a new direct weekly flight from Amsterdam. Both airlines estimate that their new routes will generate annual sales of $106,652,000 and 77,000 visitors to Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta: 62,972 via Virgin America and 14,560 through Arkefly.
Virgin America’s flight from San Francisco to PVR will seat 173 passengers. The average stay for travelers in this region is five days, and it is estimated that these visitors will spend a total of $62,972,000 in the destination per year.
Arkefly’s aircraft will seat 280 passengers, and since it’s estimating that the company will sell 14,560 seats in one year and that the average stay for European tourists is 15 days, the estimated revenue to the region will be $43,680,000.