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Airlines add more capacity at Valley International Airport

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Harlingen, Texas – Harlingen’s Valley International Airport announces added frequencies by various carriers to better serve the Rio Grande Valley community.

American Airlines announced that the new nonstop Saturday flight to Chicago will be extended now through September 30, 2021. This flight offers quicker connections to cities like Providence, Albany, Green Bay, Syracuse and Manchester, to name a few.

In addition, American Airlines announced the addition of a daily 4th frequency between Dallas/Ft.Worth hub and Harlingen, effective June 3, 2020. Customers can take advantage of 2 morning departures and 2 late afternoon departures. ‘The times are excellent for domestic and international connections out of the carrier’s largest hub and also provides excellent same day business trips to the Metroplex for RGV residents’, added José A. Mulet, director of air service development at VIA.

Southwest Airlines will offer a daily nonstop between Dallas/Love and Harlingen starting March 11, 2021 through April 11, 2021 with excellent connecting times. In addition, they will add a 3rd Houston/Hobby flight, effective May 8, 2021. ‘The third flight will make it easier for same day business trips to Houston as well as more domestic and international connection options on Southwest via Houston/Hobby’, Mulet added.

Sun Country Airlines’ season ends May 2, 2021; however, for the month of April, the carrier added 8 extra flights between Minneapolis and Harlingen to meet increasing demand.

United Airlines will increase to 4 daily frequencies to Houston/Bush, effective May 6, 2021.‘As more Americans receive the COVID vaccine, more and more are beginning to plan their summer trips. VIA is ready to welcome the added passenger traffic and now has a total of 9 venues available for them to enjoy: two downstairs and seven upstairs, including a bar, gift shop and restaurant in the north and south concourse. Our US Customs facility is also ready to process arrival of general aviation traffic between the hours of 7a-10pm MO-FR,’ said Marv Esterly, director of aviation at VIA.

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