Thursday, June 21, 2012

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Volaris adds Colima to Tijuana network with two weekly flights

The ceremony welcoming Volaris to Colima.

 

At the ceremony welcoming Volaris to Colima, the low-cost airline’s CCO Holger Blankenstein said: “We recognize the work and support of the Government of the State of Colima, and we are confident that this new connectivity option will help to strengthen the capacity and attractiveness of the Entity in several areas such as economy, culture and tourism.”
  • Mexico’s low-cost airline Volaris has initiated flights between its base in Tijuana (TIJ) on the US border to California and Colima (CLQ) in west-central Mexico. The twice-weekly flights operate on Thursdays and Sundays flown by one of the airline’s 174-seat A320s. Colima’s only other scheduled route is, not surprisingly, to Mexico City (less than 500 kilometres away), which is operated by Aeromar (with up to three daily flights using 48-seat ATRs) and Aeromexico (which operates between one and two daily flights with 50-seat Embraer regional jets). Because of the longer sector length to Tijuana (almost 2,000 kilometres) and the use of larger aircraft, this new service more than doubles the number of ASKs (Available Seat Kilometres) provided at Colima.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

La Fiesta de la Virgen de Guadaloupe

At midnight December 11, the bells at the local Templo in Comala began to ring crazily and the sound of firecrackers (cuetes) which had been popping all day became almost continuous. The church was so full that loudspeakers blasted the mass into the jardin. The celebration lasted all night, for many only concluding with the 5 o'clock morning mass.

I stayed at home and watched the celebrations in Tepeyac. This year about 5 million pilgrims congregated at the New Basilica in Tepeyac which is located just outside Mexico City, On television, the millions of pilgrims at the shrine of La Guadalupena began to sing Les MaƱanitas


New Basilica in Tepeyac

Las MaƱanitas Lyrics: I provide the traditional words in Spanish and English at the end of this post in case you happen to want to know what is being sung more or less The actual words are slightly different as is quite traditional.

Throughout Mexico people crowded the churches to sing, pray and generally celebrate this festival, the most important in their year as far as I can tell. Certainly Easter is more solemn; but since December 12, 1536 when Santa Maria Virgen through her spokesman Juan Diego performed her miracle of the roses and imprinting her image on Juan Diego's cloak (tilpa), the fiesta of the Virgen has become the most celebrated holy event in Mexico.