Category Archives: Transportation & Travel

Progreso Bridge Improvements Expand Markets

The Progreso International Bridge is expecting to double its commercial truck traffic with a $20 million investment to improve roadways and facilities.

A bridge known more as a crossing for tourists to buy Mexican curios and medications at border pharmacies is gearing up to become more of a player in commercial and industrial traffic. The Progreso International Bridge is making a $20-million investment to double the capacity of its commercial lanes on the east side of the main span. It will also be modernizing facilities and developing its industrial park. The Progreso…

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Mid-Valley Airports Finds Its Niche In RGV

The Mid-Valley Airport has had its corporate business travel grow in recent years.

The three major airports across the Rio Grande Valley have seen a year of adding flights and boosting passenger traffic after a down year taken by a pandemic. In Brownsville, a stunning new airport terminal opened early in 2021. They’re all notable developments. In the middle of the region, in Weslaco, a smaller but busy airport caters to corporate and charter air travel. It also is making its own improvements.…

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Aeromar Connects McAllen To More Mexican Destinations

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Aeromar recently announced it is increasing the number of Mexican cities it serves to and from McAllen International Airport to seven. Travelers will now be able to avoid  connections and changing terminals with the addition of the Aguascalientes, San Luis Potosí and Torreon extended service via the same aircraft, which includes an intermediate stop in Monterrey. This extended service translates into significant time and cost savings, as well as a…

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Aeromar Adds New International Routes From McAllen

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Starting June 10, Aeromar will add nonstop service from McAllen International Airport to both Guadalajara International and Puerto Vallarta International airports. The routes will fly on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. “These new routes expand our connectivity from McAllen to four important destinations in Mexico: Mexico City, Monterrey, and now Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta,” said Danilo Correa, Aeromar CEO. “Our strong alliance with the City of McAllen positions us to…

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Aviation Maintenance Program Looks To Fill Local Jobs

As aviation continues to grow in the Rio Grande Valley, so does the need for more mechanics and technicians. “We have had more students applying and expressing interest in the program than I have ever seen,” said Leo Guajardo, lead instructor in Texas State Technical College’s Aviation Maintenance program, which encompasses Aircraft Airframe Technology and Aircraft Powerplant Technology. Guajardo said some credit for increasing program curiosity can be given to…

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RGV Airports Roar Back With Flights, Facilities

The sleek new terminal at Brownsville/South Padre International Airport (Courtesy, Alan Hollander, Tequila Group)

Valley International Airport last spring resembled a high school campus in June. “Empty hallways” is how Jose Mulet, the airport’s director of air service and development described it in looking back to the start of what would be a difficult year for the U.S. aviation industry.  In McAllen, City Manager Roel Rodriguez said McAllen International Airport “went through the worst year it has ever seen, maybe, and will ever see,…

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Inaugural Monterrey Flight Takes Off From MFE

On April 22, the McAllen International Airport celebrated Aeromar’s inaugural international nonstop flights to and from Monterrey International Airport (MTY). The new nonstop route is the Rio Grande Valley’s very first to Monterrey. “The relationship between our communities is vital and will only flourish with our new nonstop flight,” said McAllen Mayor Jim Darling. “Our airport is leading the region in creating these connections. We are grateful for our partnership with…

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VIA Offers New Nonstops to Monterrey

Viva Aerobus will soon offer the only nonstop service between Valley International Airport and Monterrey, Mexico. The only nonstop service from Harlingen to Monterrey will fly twice weekly, on Thursdays and Sundays, beginning May 6. Tickets are on sale with one-way fares from Harlingen to Monterrey starting from USD $79, including taxes. Viva’s onboard experience between Harlingen and Monterrey will be on Airbus A320 aircraft. It is the youngest fleet in…

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New Aeromar’s Service Flies Nonstop to Monterrey

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Starting April 22, Aeromar will provide scheduled nonstop service from McAllen International Airport (MFE) to Monterrey International Airport (MTY). The flights will operate year‐round, initially on Thursdays and Sundays, seating 72 passengers. They will depart McAllen at 1:15 p.m. and arrive in Monterrey at 2:15 p.m. Return flights will depart Monterrey at 3:10 p.m. and arrive in McAllen at 4:10 p.m. Introductory promotional fares will begin at $118 dollars one…

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Allegiant Begins Non-Stop to Nashville in May

Beginning May 27, Allegiant will provide nonstop service from McAllen International Airport to Nashville, Tenn. via Nashville International Airport. “Nashville is a one-of-a-kind destination with its deep, historic musical roots and cultural scene,” said Drew Wells, Allegiant’s senior vice president of revenue. “We’re excited to provide our brand of convenient, affordable nonstop service for McAllen-area residents to experience all that the Music City has to offer.” “We are grateful for…

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