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News about the Copper Canyon

News about Copper Canyon, the Chepe Express Train and information about air connectivity in Mexico especially to Chihuahua and Los Mochis. In this section we will keep you updated with the latest news about Copper Canyon. Current schedules of the Chepe Express train and new flights that operate especially to Chihuahua and Los Mochis. We invite you to visit Chihuahua and get to know the Sierra Tarahumara¡ We Invite you to visit Chihuahua and know the Sierra Tarahumara!

On September 23rd and 24th 2020, the first Digital Tourist Tianguis was held in Mexico and Amapa Tours was present promoting the attractions of the Copper Canyon in Chihuahua and the Chepe Express train. 

It was a digital meeting held as an effective and innovative alternative that has implemented a new strategy allowing the entire tourism sector in Mexico and its many destinations, without exception, have a virtual space to carry out the dissemination, promotion and marketing of our products and regional attractions. 

This new promotion modality has opened a window of opportunity for us to do very productive business and that without a doubt gave us the opportunity to contact new clients. This event is an example of innovation, creativity and adaptation, core elements to face the challenges imposed by the new reality and that contributes to make tourism a solid tool for social welfare.

Aeromexico increases international flight operations.

  • It will restart operations in six destinations from Mexico City and one from Guadalajara
  • It will increase frequencies to another seven destinations outside the country

For the month of October, Aeroméxico will operate about 30% more international flights compared to September. Thus, the company will have a presence in 28 destinations in the United States, Canada, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia.

Restart of operations from Mexico City:

San José, Costa Rica – Guatemala, Guatemala – Lima, Peru, Medellin and Bogotá, Colombia – Buenos Aires, Argentina.

From Guadalajara, it will restart towards:

San Francisco, United States.

Destinations with increased frequencies:

Seoul, South Korea – Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic – Paris, France, Quito, Ecuador – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Miami and Sacramento, United States.

With these modifications, Aeroméxico will increase its offer of kilometer seats (ASK) by 31% compared to September, through almost 1,100 international flights.

Mexico’s leading airline estimates that it will serve around 70 national and international destinations in October, with more than 9,300 scheduled flights.

The company continues to apply the highest standards through its Health and Hygiene Management System, in all its operations.


Today the Guadalajara International Airport, operated by the Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP), celebrated the departure of the new flights that Aeroméxico will be operating from the Jalisco capital of Jalisco to Cancun and Los Cabos.

Aeroméxico will operate 7 weekly flights to and from Guadalajara on the Cancun route and 5 weekly flights on the Los Cabos route. Thanks to this, the airline will have an offer in this destination of more than 90 weekly flights, serving seven of the most important markets for the city of Guadalajara: Mexico City, Tijuana, Monterrey, Cancun, Los Cabos, Los Angeles and Chicago.

These new routes allow customers to extend their trip to Mexico from the city of tequila “Guadalajara” and the pearl of the Pacific “Los Cabos”. These destinations can be combined with your visit to the Copper Canyon.

TAR – Airline

TAR airline will start a new flight from Puerto Vallarta to Chihuahua on August 20, 2020.

TAR route:

  • CHIHUAHUA- PUERTO VALLARTA Thursdays and Sundays: departure at 08:25 am – arrival at 10:00 am
  • PUERTO VALLARTA – CHIHUAHUA Thursdays and Sundays: departure at 10:25 am – arrival at 11:55 am

This new air connection will allow you to extend your stay in Mexico and visit the state of Chihuahua and the Copper Canyon from Puerto Vallarta. We will be happy to help you with the reservation.

The Chepe Express train

Due to the changes we are experiencing with the Covid-19 pandemic, Ferromex has made the decision to cut off-season train travel. Therefore, the Chepe train will stop offering services on Wednesdays and Thursdays from September 3 to December 1, 2020.

The Chepe Express train began operating again on July 17, 2020. We are prepared with special protection measures so that your train journey through the Copper Canyon is unforgettable.

The majestic Copper Canyon awaits you and Amapa Tours will help you organize your trip.

Contact us, we will be happy to advise you!

Dear clients and friends.

We thank everyone for their understanding and support in relation to these difficult times that we are living with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Thank you for your positive feedback and for your willingness to postpone your trips. With each travel voucher you have accepted, you support us, as well as the northwest of Mexico and the inhabitants of the Copper Canyon, who currently have no income due to the lack of tourists.

We hope to see you again soon and plan your trip to Mexico.

Interested? We will gladly answer your questions
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