This Airline To Launch New Direct Flights To Tulum From 2 Canadian Cities

This Airline To Launch New Direct Flights To Tulum From 2 Canadian Cities

WestJet Airlines, the second-largest Canadian carrier, has approved two new winter routes to the resort town of Tulum, Mexico.

With this move, the WestJet Group becomes the largest Canadian flight provider to sun hotspots in winter 2024. 

“We continue to offer the most robust and affordable coast-to-coast schedule, fine-tuned to meet the needs of Canadian travelers,” said John Weatherill, WestJet Group Executive Vice-President and Chief Commercial Officer. 

The new flights are scheduled to depart from Calgary and Toronto to Tulum Felipe Carillo International Airport (TQO) starting November 9, 2024. The service will be available until April 27, 2025.

To make its offer even more attractive, the carrier also decided to offer packages to 35 resorts located near Tulum airport.

These are the new winter flights to Tulum, according to WestJet Airlines

RouteFrequencyStart DateEnd Date
Calgary-Tulum1x weeklyNovember 9, 2024April 27, 2025
Toronto-Tulum3x weeklyNovember 9, 2024April 27, 2025

These are two other new winter routes to other destinations in Mexico 

RouteFrequencyStart DateEnd Date
Kelowna-Mazatlán1x weeklyDecember 13, 2024April 18, 2025
Winnipeg-Los Cabos1x weeklyNovember 9, 2024April 26, 2025

The airline will also expand its network in Grenada and Fort Lauderdale, from Vancouver and Winnipeg.  

Jorge Molina, the General Director of Tourism and Economy of Tulum City Council, celebrated the airline’s decision to expand its portfolio to Tulum and explained that the municipality is becoming one of the most sought-after destinations by Canadian, American, Middle Eastern and European travelers.

“The citizens of Calgary and Toronto are traditionally high spenders who travel [to the Caribbean] due to its [privileged] weather conditions. So we must welcome this new airline that begins operations in Tulum,” said Molina.

“The Canadian market is positive for tourism diversification,” he added.

Since its opening on December 1, 2023, Tulum International Airport has received 210 flights, including 120 coming from other countries.