Tulum Airport To Receive Its First Flights From 8 U.S. Cities This Week

Tulum Airport To Receive Its First Flights From 8 U.S. Cities This Week

The boho-chic destination of Tulum has grown as a go-to beach destination for American travelers. As such, there has been a growing number of carriers offering nonstop flights to the newly inaugurated Tulum International Airport (TQO).

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador inaugurated TQO on December 1, 2023 and since then it has been operating domestic flights within Mexico. Starting in April, operations will change to allow for multiple nonstop flights from US airports. 

Designed to handle more than 5.5 million travelers per year, the airport was built to withstand heavy inbound tourist traffic. The airlines starting direct flights in March include:

March 28American AirlinesCharlotte, Miami and Dallas-Fort Worth twice a day
March 28Delta AirlinesAtlanta
March 31United AirlinesNewark, Los Angeles, Houston and Chicago O’Hare
JuneJetBlueNew York’s John F. Kennedy
TBDSpiritOrlando and Fort Lauderdale

Other international carriers such as Air Canada (from Toronto and Montreal), Discover Airlines (from Frankfurt) and Copa Airlines (Panama) are planning to start operations to Tulum over the next few months. Mexico is reportedly in talks with Switzerland and Spain to also start operations to Tulum. 

Tulum has global popularity for travelers due to its beautiful beaches, impressive Mayan ruins and relaxed bohemian atmosphere. From the relaxed, mystical vibes to their out-of-this-world cenotes, travelers are flocking to the beachside town. 

Its white-sand beaches and numerous archaeological sites draw visitors who typically travel to Cancun. Throw in jungle adventures and barefoot seafood shacks, waterfront yoga sessions at sunrise and kaleidoscopic sea life and the beautiful cobalt blue water and you’ll realize it is quite close to paradise. 

Tulum is also just a 35-minute drive to the popular Riviera Maya region, which had the most available and occupied rooms in Mexico in 2023.