Westwind Launches Flights to Rocky Point

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Phoenix Airline Receives Â?All ClearÂ? for Rocky Point Flights Inaugural Scheduled Service Departs April 1; Air Service Link to Support Rapid Real Estate Development in Mexico

After a year’s effort and with hearty encouragement from both sides of the border, Westwind Air Service has received the ‘all clear’ to initiate scheduled service into Mexico. Initial marketing plans will focus on the state of Sonora and will complement Westwind’s full slate of charter flights and tours into the Grand Canyon and Page markets.    Flights commenced Friday April 1. All flights will depart from the City of Phoenix Deer Valley Airport (7th Avenue and Hiway 101). Concurrent with this exciting development, the company announced it now provides scheduled service into the Grand Canyon.

The booming oceanfront resort community of Rocky Point is targeted as Westwind’s initial fly-to market. The Cessna Grand Caravan is the vehicle of choice for the carrier. The Caravan holds nine passengers and Westwind will be offering round trip service from the Phoenix to Rocky Point for the value price of $279 round trip. The flight takes approximately an hour, provides customer convenience from ‘door to door’, avoids long lines at the airport and reduces the drive time from the Phoenix market..

Real estate development in Puerto Peñasco is at full tilt, with over $400 million in development investment in the ground and on the design boards. Projects range from complete master planned communities to single family homes, luxurious condos, condo hotels and full service luxury resorts, such as the Mayan Palace. In May, the much-anticipated Forrest Richardson-designed 18 hole golf course will open at Las Palomas, affording the vacationer/resident a familiar Arizona amenity – but with a landscape benefit provided by the beautiful Sea of Cortez.

On February 18, Governor Eduardo Bours and cabinet welcomed representatives from Westwind to the state of Sonora, with a full contingent of tourism support resources. That visit was part of a larger economic development and tourism event which provided the ceremonial groundbreaking for the improvements to the existing airport. A new airport facility with capacity for jet traffic is currently being designed and should be open for operations in late 2007.

For more information on booking a flight to Rocky Point, please contact Westwind Air Service at 1-888-869-0866 or go to their website at: http://www.westwindairservice.com.

About Westwind

In business over twenty years, Westwind is an FBO at the City of Phoenix Deer Valley Airport, and is one of only two designated Caravan Service Centers in the US Southwest. Westwind is the largest Phoenix-based provider of air tours and charter flights to the Grand Canyon, Sedona and Monument Valley with a secondary base in Page, Arizona on Lake Powell.

About The Ackerman Group

Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, The Ackerman Group provides business development, marketing and public relations services to some of the world’s most unique projects, properties and resort-related entities. With an emphasis on golf and resort development projects, the firm represents a turn-key resource for information on development activities in the Sea of Cortez. Clients include golf, master planned and resort communities, boutique hotels, airlines, in-flight publications and representation of the new Golf Living Magazine.

http://www.TheAckermanGroup.com or [email protected]

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