HARLINGEN, Texas – The two attached podcasts focus on Harlingen, Texas.

The first is a podcast on Harlingen Mayor Chris Boswell’s recent State of the City Address. Boswell (pictured above) said the state of the local economy is strong, with more jobs coming to the city. He also spoke about how Harlingen coped with the coronavirus pandemic.

The second podcasts features a recent announcement by Viva Aerobus that it will be offering direct, nonstop flights from Valley International Airport, Harlingen, to Monterrey, Mexico. It is the first time VIA has had international passenger flights for 26 years.

The Viva Aerobus flights between Harlingen and Monterrey will start May 6. The company will use the Airbus A320 aircraft. 

“It is exciting to open a new nonstop service in Texas as part of our strategy to expand Viva Aerobus’s reach to the U.S. We are looking forward to providing customers with Viva’s unmatched reliability, safety, and renowned customer-focused service offering the lowest fares,” said Viva Aerobus CEO Juan Carlos Zuazua, in a prepared statement. “Our flights will be the only nonstop service between Harlingen and Monterrey, improving convenience for travelers and access between these sister cities, which already share important commercial and cultural ties.”

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