Mexico is a great destination for travelers, as airfares there are expected to drop significantly by 2024.
According to travel experts at Going, there were 33% more travelers between the United States and Mexico last month than before the pandemic. Flights to Mexico have remained scarce in recent years, despite consistent demand.
“That surge in popularity has made finding cheap flights to Mexico tougher, at least on some routes and dates,” said Andrew Hickey, Senior Manager of Public Relations at Going. “But there’s good news: We may be awash in cheap Mexico flights soon.”
After two years of cooperation between civil aviation authorities, Mexico’s safety rating was reset to the highest level by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) just last month.
This implies that Mexico can start adding new routes to the United States. In fact, some airlines have already announced plans to do so, including Monterrey-based low-cost carrier Viva Aerobus. Viva Aerobus is to begin operating new routes to Mexico from Austin, Denver, Miami, New York City, San Francisco and Orlando starting in 2024.
Aeromexico and Delta Air Lines, members of the SkyTeam alliance, have revealed plans for 17 additional flights beginning Jan. 1, 2024. These flights will include connections to Felipe Ángeles International Airport (NLU), which is Mexico City’s second busiest airport and has recently opened up opportunities for airlines to expand their operations.
Furthermore, the inauguration of the Felipe Carrillo Puerto International Airport (TQO) in Tulum is expected to take place before the year’s end. The introduction of nonstop flights by Spirit and Delta starting on March 28, 2024, will result in an upsurge in visitors to the popular resort, thanks to the expanded flight choices.
“The cities that will see the cheapest flights to Mexico have one thing in common: there will be multiple carriers flying to the same destination,” said Katy Nastro, spokesperson for Going. “The number one driver for cheap flights is competition, so as more routes get added by more carriers, we will likely start to see which cities come out on top for cheaper flights to Mexico.”