The flight originates in Vancouver, and after a brief stop in Calgary to pick up more passengers, goes on to Manzanillo.
WestJet Airlines Ltd. has been given clearance by Ottawa to provide scheduled service to Mexico.
Federal Transport Minister Lawrence Canon said Friday that WestJet, along with Skyservice Airlines Inc. and Sunwing Airlines Inc., are now designated to operate scheduled international air services between Canada and Mexico.
WestJet called the new destination a "tremendous opportunity for the airline," which had been seeking scheduled routes to Mexico and the Caribbean.
"This news ensures that our strategic plan of continued international expansion is on course," Sean Durfy, WestJet president, said in a release.
WestJet said its scheduled service will include flights to San Jose del Cabo, Mazatlan, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo and Manzanillo from Calgary and Edmonton.
Air Transat, recently voted "the world's best leisure airline" by Skytrax annual World Airline Awards, will have charter flights every Monday through April, will bring visitors to Manzanillo by a subsidiary company, CanJet, in a 737. Transat Holidays offers vacation packages to several all-inclusive hotels, including:
Booking and pricing information, click here. For information call 1-866-322-6649 weekdays 9 a.m.-11 p.m., weekends 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Air Transat's Manzanillo booking page.
For more information on Manzanillo and the state of Colima, be sure and read Susan Dearing guidebook.