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Tepic International Airport Expands for Cargo & Luxury Tourism

The first phase of the Tepic International Airport expansion is complete. This transformation goes beyond handling commercial flights. The airport will now accommodate cargo operations and serve as a luxury tourism hub, according to Nayarit's Secretary of Tourism, Juan Enrique Suárez del Real.

New Air Route Opens Doors to Las Islas Marías’ Natural Beauty

A commercial air route using a 13-passenger Cessna Caravan recently took off from Tepic, offering a new way to reach the Islas Marías Biosphere Reserve. This collaborative effort between government agencies and private companies marks a significant step towards increased accessibility for the remote islands.

U.S. Citizens Migrating to Mexico in Record Numbers

Data from the Mexican government reveals a surge in US citizens migrating to Mexico. Compared to 2023, twice as many Americans relocated here in the first 4 months of 2024. This follows a broader trend with permanent residency permits for US residents jumping 69.9% between 2019 and 2022.

YOFC Inaugurates New Manufacturing Facility in Jalisco, Mexico

Global fiber optic leader YOFC has officially opened its first Mexican factory in Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco, creating 200+ jobs and supplying high-quality products for the domestic telecom industry. This $19M USD investment strengthens Jalisco's position as a high-tech nearshore hub.

Iberia and Volaris Partner to Boost Europe-Mexico Travel

Iberia and Volaris have forged a comprehensive codeshare agreement to enhance connectivity between Europe and Mexico. The codeshare agreement grants Iberia passengers access to 25 additional destinations within Mexico, including Puerto Vallarta, on Volaris flights from Mexico City.

Jalisco the Second Largest Generator of Jobs in Mexico

Jalisco has emerged as a national leader in job creation, showcasing impressive economic growth. Between December 2018 and May 2024, the state generated 231,562 new employment opportunities, accounting for 12% of all new jobs created in Mexico during this period.

GAP: May Passenger Traffic Down 2.5% at 12 Mexican Airports

For May 2024, the total number of terminal passengers at GAP’s 12 Mexican airports decreased by 2.5%, compared to May 2023. Puerto Vallarta airport presented an increase in passenger traffic of 3.2%, while Tijuana, Guadalajara, and Los Cabos airports presented a decrease of 5.2%, 2.7%, and 1.7% respectively, compared to May 2023.

Mexican Companies Embrace Digital Transformation with AI

A KPMG study reveals that Mexican companies have been strategically allocating at least 10% of their revenue towards digital transformation for several years. This effort goes beyond simply building a strong online presence, as the rise of AI has spurred companies to adopt a wider range of new technologies.

Cozumel to Implement Facial Recognition at Cruise Terminals

Quintana Roo, the Mexican state overseeing the Yucatan Peninsula, announced Cozumel as the first Mexican port to utilize facial recognition biometrics. This technology aims to improve security, expedite processing times, and enhance the overall experience for both staff and cruise passengers.

Mexico Suffers Multiple Heat Waves in May, More Expected in June

As May comes to an end, there have been three heat waves affecting most states in the country, including Jalisco. According to the National Meteorological System (SMN), the third heat wave will end on Tuesday, May 28. At least two more heat waves are expected in June, marking the end of the 2024 Heat Season.
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