LOS ANGELES (CBS)  — Virgin America, the California-based low-fare airline, Wednesday began nonstop flights to Cancun International Airport from Los Angeles International Airport.

The airline will begin direct flights to Cancun from San Francisco International Airport, its base of operations, starting tomorrow.

The launch marks the third international destination for the thre-year-old carrier and its 14th destination in North America, said David Cush, president and CEO of Virgin America.

The carrier’s fares to Cancun start at $139.

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Comments (8)
  1. swhitS says:

    I would not go to Mexico even if it was for free and first class.

  2. Lorie says:

    swhitS must be white.

  3. notlovinLA says:

    I totally agree with swhitS. You could not PAY me to go to Mexico! And, Lorie, FYI, I am white, and my being white has nothing to do with Mexico being a slum-ridden, crime-infested, corrupt and dirty country. So please stop being a racist and stop making everything you read and say about race. Some people just have common sense and going to Mexico for the fun of it is not using common sense.

  4. Lis says:

    Wow it is soooo sad that an amazing and beautiful country like Mexico is being referred to as a slum…. How aout YOU do your research and stop being equally as racist. The US could just as easily be described in “your terms”- but that’s not really the point you want to make now, is it?

  5. Lis says:

    And for the record, don’t go to Mexico if you don’t want to…. No one wants you there if you don’t want to be there

  6. andrea says:

    I see a danger for me living in the Cancun area and fly to Los Angeles , am I write or wrong? I have heard of a lot of gun shooting everywhere , drugs arriving from mexico sold in the starbucks , and i often got disturbed when I saw springbreakers in Cancun having fun their way… Yes I know, I could buy a gun at the supermarket or a bigger rifle and think of myself but I am not used to it since I live in Cancun… let me know…

  7. frankis says:

    you are right!
    take care (smart)

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