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Aeroméxico to add to Tulum-Mexico City route in December

The Tulum International Airport isn’t scheduled to open until December, but airlines are already lining up to fly into the Caribbean coast town.

Just hours after Viva Aerobus announced that it will commence flights to Tulum from Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey and Tijuana in December, Aeroméxico issued a press release saying that it too will start services to the Quintana Roo town on the first day of that month.

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Aeromexico will shortly begin selling tickets for the new route, which will commence flying in December this year. (José Pablo Domínguez/Unsplash)

“Aeroméxico will begin operations from Mexico City’s International Airport (AICM) to the new Tulum International Airport on December 1, offering more connectivity with the state of Quintana Roo, especially with the southern Riviera Maya,” the airline said.

That’s the date the new airport – which is currently under construction by the army – is scheduled to begin operations.

Aeroméxico said that it will begin the AICM-Tulum service with 14 weekly frequencies to be operated with Embraer 190 aircraft.

“This decision reinforces Aeromexico’s presence in the state of Quintana Roo, where the airline offers connectivity and the best service to and from Cancún, Chetumal, Cozumel and now Tulum, with a total offer of more than 221,000 seats per month, which represents an increase of 6% compared to the current operation,” the Mexican flag carrier said.

Tulum ruins - El Castillo
Tulum is one of Mexico’s most popular tourist destinations, thanks to its beaches and imposing Mayan ruins. (soft_light/Shutterstock)

Aeroméxico said that itineraries and ticket sales will be available in the coming days.

José Zapata, Aeroméxico’s vice president of sales in Mexico, said that the airline is “very pleased to participate in the inauguration of this airport because, in addition to the fact that it will be a great airport facility, many of our customers have Tulum and the southern Riviera Maya as their final destination.”

The airline’s statement said that the new route “will be an additional alternative for domestic and international travelers from destinations such as Tijuana, Guadalajara, Aguascalientes, Toronto, San Francisco, and Chicago, among others.”

The Tulum airport, first announced by the government in 2020, is about 65% complete, President López Obrador said Thursday.

He said Wednesday that one of the “main flights” of the new state-owned, army-run airline, which is slated to begin flying in December under the Mexicana brand, will be between the Felipe Ángeles International Airport north of Mexico City and Tulum, which is currently served by the airport in Cancún, located 130 kilometers north.

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