As, as we recently wrote in our previous article, Cancun is exceeding all expectations in 2022!, many factors have influenced Cancun’s new growth. Including the pandemic itself, the new attractions and its exceptional beaches and resorts. It was only a matter of time before we could see More flights to Cancun! In fact, all year we’ve been seeing airlines reconnect with Cancun International Airport. And not only that, but they are connecting people around the world with more flights to Cancun of new destinations and new routes.
Tthe stage of recovery after the Covid-19 pandemic has already been passed to move to one of growth. With the reactivation of more air routes between Cancun, Europe and South America. We can surely expect this to be reinforced during the upcoming holidays.
In addition, the international airport will be interconnected with 44 cities in the United States. Then it will be surpassing ten routes in the neighboring country before the pandemic. He added that a 25% growth in airline seats is expected for the second half of this year. This means that 18 million of the different destinations are already connected to Cancun, Cozumel and Chetumal. The one represented by Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Montego Bay, Punta Cana and the Bahamas.
Looking for connectivity
The Quintana Roo Tourism Promotion Council is a decentralized body of the State Government. Its objective is to promote and position tourist destinations. According to the Tourist Promotion Council (CPTQ), Air Canada will resume flights from Toronto to Cozumel from October 30, with a weekly frequency during November, two in December and three from January 2023.
With an average of 112 weekly operations, Cozumel International Airport maintains domestic air connectivity from Mexico City and Monterrey and internationally from Austin, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Montreal and Philadelphia.
For the second half of this year, the island has an air capacity of 207,000 airline seats. This is 69% more than in 2019, explained Dario Flota Ocampo, director of the CPTQ.
Meanwhile, for Cancun, Air Caribbean announced the route from Paris-Orly from 22 October, with two weekly flights on Wednesdays and Saturdays, adding in December the third flight on Mondays.
The Secretary of Tourism, Miguel Torruco, announced that from January to April 2022 the arrival of six million 787 thousand international tourists by plane to Mexico according to their nationality was recorded, an increase of 124.2% compared to 2021.
Between January and April, Cancun International Airportthe international airport of Mexico City and Los Cabos were the airports that received the largest number of international tourists.
the mexican caribbean was ready to receive 3 million 567 thousand tourists in the summer. Faced with the recovery in demand, during the first half of the year, accommodation rates increased by an average of 12.6%. It was no surprise when, last month, Cancun had the highest occupancy rate of any tourist destination in the country, at 79.7%, followed by Puerto Vallarta with 74.5% and Los Cabos with 73.1%, reported Miguel Torruco, Secretary of Tourism.
Flights to Cancun from anywhere
In addition, TUI, the world’s largest tour operator, announced that from November it has scheduled up to 12 weekly flights from United Kingdom to Cancun; eight frequencies from the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden), and every 10 days a flight from Poland to Cancunas well as routes from Belgium and Holland to Cancun.
Turkish Airlines will operate three additional flights to its Istanbul-Mexico-Cancún routegoing from seven to 11 weekly frequencies from October 30.
These and more routes are expected to be announced starting next month. Contributing to the offer of 50,000 flights for the second half of the year in the Mexican Caribbean, from 126 cities in 29 countries. Wwhich represents 29% more than in the same period of 2019Flota Ocampo exhibited.
“The efforts of the tourism sector continue to bear fruit. Thanks to the coordinated work between private initiative and government. As well as the health prevention protocols that have been implemented in the Mexican Caribbean. Which has allowed us to have a gradual and successful tourism recovery. Proof of this is the confidence of airlines to schedule more Flights to Quintana Roo airports. With more frequencies and direct international connections for the winter season”, he explained.
Recovering and triumphant
“The Mexican Caribbean continues to lead the recovery international tourism. For this second half of the year, the numbers continue to rise. Cancun is expected to exceed the number of airline seats on offer in 2019. In June of this year alone, Cancun International Airport received 12% more passengers than in the same month of 2019, before the pandemic,” concluded the manager.
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