Monday, June 24, 2024

Quintana Roo announces new flights connecting to US and Canada

Two major airports in the state of Quintana Roo have announced new connections with the United States and Canada, after a record 2022 at Cancún International Airport, say state authorities.

Last year saw more than 30 million passengers travel to the Cancún Airport.  

Busy Cancun airport
The government of Quintana Roo said Cancún International Airport saw over 30 million passengers in 2022. (Elizabeth Ruíz/Cuartoscuro)

As a result of post-COVID-19 travel demand, American Airlines, Delta, Air Canada and Westjet have all announced new routes between Cancún, the island of Cozumel and the rest of North America.

These new routes include flights between Cancún and Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Nashville, Raleigh, and Hamilton, Canada. Cozumel will see new flights to Montreal, Atlanta and Minneapolis.

Delta has also announced that it will operate three additional flights per weekend between New York’s JFK International Airport and Cancún as part of plans to focus more heavily on the U.S-Caribbean market. 

“These results are a positive bet by airlines on destinations in the Mexican Caribbean and reinforce our promise to continue offering the best in Mexican tourism to the world,” said Quintana Roo Tourism Minister Bernardo Cueto Riestra.

“This achievement is the result of the implementation of the new tourism model and Agreement for the Well-being and Development of Quintana Roo promoted by Governor Mara Lezama Espinosa so that prosperity reaches all homes in the state and achieves profound transformation,” he continued.

The new flights are in addition to a number of new routes announced by U.S. airlines in June.

With reports from La Jornada Maya

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