Published On: Wed, Mar 20th, 2019

Chetumal: Number of air passengers grows 2.1% in only two months

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“During the first two months of this year, the Chetumal airport had a growth of 2.1 percent in the flow of passengers and more than 300 percent in terms of cargo”, according to a report by Airports and Auxiliary Services (ASA).

These statistics reflect the growth of southern Quintana Roo, and this growth needs to be reflected in people’s economy and quality of life.

“The increase in number of visitors is the result of promotional work, greater air connectivity and promotion of destinations such as Mahahual, Bacalar and Chetumal, part of the Mexican Caribbean that stands out for its natural beauty, of which we are proud and strive to make it endure”, said Governor Carlos Joaquin.

He added that from the beginning of his administration work is being done to position the state as one of the five economic powers of the country by encouraging investment and the opening of new businesses, which strengthen Quintana Roo as a job generator.

Silvia Hernández Flores, visitor from Mexico City said: “air connectivity with the south of Quintana Roo, is very important, since previously it was complicated to visit the region, because you had to go to Cancun and then drive. But today the direct flights available bring tourists closer to this beautiful place”.

Arturo Mejía López, another Mexican tourist visiting Chetumal, said: “There are already four or five different flights and we see a lot of tourists. I hope that Chetumal continues to be promoted, as it offers many things to see and enjoy”.


The tourist diversification that takes place in Quintana Roo includes the promotion of major events such as the National Congress of Medical Tourism to be held in Cozumel next May, with the participation of entrepreneurs from the health and tourism sector, as well as the Tourism Commission of the Congress, state secretaries of tourism, the National Cluster of Medical Tourism and the Mexican Council of the Medical Tourism Industry.

In addition, the 2019 National and National Youth Olympiad will be held in Quintana Roo and 18 disciplines will be taking place in the municipalities of Othón P. Blanco and Benito Juárez, such as chess jousting, open water swimming, badminton, boxing, fencing, football, women’s and men’s artistic gymnastics, weightlifting, wrestling, swimming, roller skates, taekwondo, tennis, ping pong, archery, triathlon and hockey.

Marisol Vanegas, Secretary of Tourism of Quintana Roo, explained that permanent work is being done in the promotion of the state capital and the expansion of air connectivity.

“The new flight from Guadalajara to Chetumal was recently launched with excellent response from travelers”, Vanegas concluded.

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