Angelenos no longer have to take the slow road overland to get to Puerto Peñasco, Mexico. Late last month, AeroMexico's new regional carrier, AeroMexico Connect, formerly Aerolitoral, began flights on 33-seat jets between LAX and Puerto Peñasco, the fishing village turned beach resort at the top of the Gulf of California. Flights to Puerto Peñasco will leave LAX on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Round-trip fares begin at $323. Info: (800) 237-6639, www.aeromexico.com. Mexicana also is expanding service. Starting Dec. 2, the airline will begin daily nonstop flights between LAX to Puerto Vallarta. Info: www.mexicana.com, (661) 387-9755.
Vani RangacharLos Angeles Times Staff Writer
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