This Mexican Region Is Seeing Huge Expansion Of International Flights In 2024

This Mexican Region Is Seeing Huge Expansion Of International Flights In 2024

The breathtaking Yucatan Peninsula, comprising the states of Yucatan, Quintana Roo, and Campeche, is set to launch more international flights from the United States, Canada, Spain, and France over the next few months.

Starting July 1,  Viva Aerobus will operate the route Orlando-Merida three times per week. Also, a new route from Merida to Miami will be available from July 2, four days a week.

JetBlue will offer 15 daily flights from New York (JFK) to Tulum’s brand-new airport (TQO) starting June 13. The carrier has also announced plans to launch new routes to the Mexican Pacific coast but it hasn’t provided more details.

A few days ago, Volaris confirmed a new flight between Cancun and McAllen, Texas. This route will operate two times per week starting July 3.

Sunwing Airlines, a Canadian low-cost airline, will launch seven weekly flights to Tulum starting May 2024.

The Spanish carrier Iberojet will also offer direct flights to Tulum from Spain and France in 2024.  

As of today, Air Canada is offering direct flights to Tulum from Toronto and Montreal.

For its part, Copa Airlines has operated the route Panama-Tulum since February.

Although Tulum’s Felipe Carillo Puerto is the fastest-growing airport in the Yucatan peninsula, Merida has also seen a significant increase in connectivity over the last few months.

Tulum Airport

American tourists constitute the largest number of arrivals with 36 percent of total visitors. As of today, carriers such as American Airlines operate routes from New York, Houston, Atlanta, Charlotte, Miami, Dallas, and Chicago, being Cancun Americans’ premier destination. 

Cancun also plans to expand its offering to more countries in Europe and South America.

For its part, Quintana Roo’s four airports are connecting visitors from 42 cities in the US, 20 in Canada and 18 in Latin America with Yucatan hotspots.

According to a recent report from Inegi, over 6.6 million visitors went through Mexico’s international airports in February alone. 

New Domestic Flights 

International visitors and locals alike will enjoy more air connections between Tulum’s airport (TQO) and the metropolitan zone of Mexico Valley. This comprises the entire Mexico City, 59 Mexican state municipalities, and one Hidalgo state municipality.

“Starting May 2, Aeromexico will be operating two daily flights from AIFA to Tulum International Airport. This new route will streamline access to the Mexican Caribbean in this new tourism era,” said Quintana Roo’s governor, Mara Lezama.

Those who want to engage in travel across Yucatan, Quintana Roo and Campeche can book flights from Cancun to Cozumel, Merida or Chetumal; Cozumel to Chichén, Itzá or; Merida to Tabasco, from one to five times per week.

Merida is another city seeing exponential growth since December 2023, when multiple flights from the country’s central region were launched.