Published On: Wed, Nov 17th, 2021

Cancun recovers total air connectivity with the UK

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Cancun, Quintana Roo . After a suspension of flights between the United Kingdom and the Mexican Caribbean which lasted from 15 August to 24 September this year, the International Airport of Cancun has recovered the total connection with that country.

Benjamín Jiménez, director of Strategic Planning of the Tourism Promotion Council of Quintana Roo (CPTQ) , reported that between November of this year and March 2022 Cancun will receive a total of 344 flights from both British Airways and the European wholesaler TUI, which represent the availability of 100,000 airplane seats for that period.

The official explained that this figure is just 4% lower than the number of seats available in the November 2019-March 2020 period, which is practically a marginal difference with respect to the pre-pandemic levels .

He acknowledged that the winter period is not the one with the greatest influx of British visitors to the Mexican Caribbean , since they travel mostly between September and October, however, the fact that the airlines have reestablished flights even in a season that is not that of increased demand, speaks of the importance of Cancun for British travelers.

Regarding the recovery of the Cozumel International Airport , which like Cancun is also operated by Asur, Benjamín Jiménez commented that the island has practically recovered the air connectivity it had before the pandemic, that is, it currently has flights to 10 cities in the United States , two in Canada , as well as flights to Mexico City.

The only route that has not been recovered is the one from Cozumel-Cancun , which before the health crisis was operated by Maya Air , but these are very short flights with small aircraft that represent a small volume of passengers, he said. However, the flights that Cozumel currently has already represent 15% more in plane seat availability for the period November 2021 to March 2022, compared to the same period of 2019-2020, which is practically a total recovery of air connectivity the island had before the pandemic, he added.



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