Published On: Wed, Jan 2nd, 2019

Quintana Roo’s air connectivity grows with more than 30 new flights in 2018

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In 2018, airports in the  Mexican Caribbean premiered more than 30 new flights and international air routes from the United States, Germany, Russia, Canada, Puerto Rico, Colombia and Belgium.

This is the result of the promotion actions carried out by Governor Carlos Joaquín, in different international tourism forums, expos and fairs, so that this activity generates more and better opportunities featuring better paid jobs and triggering a significant economic growth for the people of Quintana Roo.

The State Secretary of Tourism Marisol Vanegas Perez said that, from January to November 2018, the Cancun International Airport reported 22 million 929 thousand passengers, which represents a growth of 6.9 percent over the same period in 2017.

“Visitors are attracted by our natural beauties and clean beaches, of which we are very proud” Vanegas Perez said.

On Sunday, December 30, 2018’s 25th million passenger arrived at the Cancun International Airport, according to Aeropuertos del Sureste (ASUR).

The secretary of Tourism explained that, in the same period, the Chetumal airport received 293,831 passengers, 22,221 more than in 2017, which represents a growth of six percent.

“Two of the new flights that will help boost the economy of the south of the state are the Mexico City-Chetumal and the Chetumal-Guadalajara routes”, said Vanegas Pérez.

The Cozumel airport registered 524,000 passengers, 6.9% more than in the same period of the previous year.

The US cities featuring new flights to Cancun are Austin, Chicago, Columbus, Indianapolis, Lansing, New Orleans, Raleigh, San Francisco and Newark, as well as San José, Puerto Rico; Munich, Germany; Vnukovo, Russia; and Windsor, Canada.

Meanwhile, the national air carrier Vivaerobus opened new flights from Chihuahua, Querétaro, Toluca, and Torreón.

Other new routes are:

  • Moscow operated by STC Russia
  • Domodedovo (Russia) operated by Azur Air
  • Palenque (Mexico), operated by Calafia Airlines
  • St. John Nel, operated by Sunwing
  • Medellín (Colombia), operated by Aeroméxico
  • Richmond VA (United States), operated by Miami Air
  • Des Moines, (United States) operated by Suncountry
  • Liege Bierset, operated by Jet Air

This year, Cozumel has also received several charter flights, including those from the Nexus agency, mostly from the United States, and, for the first time in history of the island, flights from Swiftair, with eight different air routes from Baltimore, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Detroit, Nashville, Newark, and Pittsburgh.

Cozumel also features a new Volaris direct flight from Mexico City and another direct flight from Monterrey operated by Magnicharters.

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