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Air France announces additional Cancun flights to meet demand

Cancun, Q,R, — Air France has announced an increase in the amount of seats they will offer starting December. The airline says that the increase is to meet French traveler demands.

The Air France-KLM Group has announced a 30 percent increase in its seats into Cancun-Riviera Maya for the December high season by adding an additional two flights per week to their Paris-Cancun route.

Guilhem Mallet, general director of the France-KLM group in Mexico says that topics such as insecurity and sargasso have not affected French tourism into the region, adding that for French travelers, it is not something they worry about when choosing a travel destination since there are places with greater problems in South America such as Brazil and Colombia.

Mallet says that they are presently analyzing the possibility of increasing the number of flights during the low season which currently offers only three flights per week from the Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris.

He explained that more than 50 percent of passengers who travel from Paris like to visit Riviera Maya, whose stay ranges from seven to 10 days.

The new flights will begin mid-December and last until the end of February in 2020, with the possibility of reviewing the interest of travelers not only from France, but from all over Europe for longer stays.

“We currently have a 20 percent market share to connect Cancun with Europe, and with the increase in flights on the Cancun-Paris route for the winter season, the Air France-KLM Group confirms its commitment and strategy of growth in the region.

“Our direct flights to and from Cancun not only offer European passengers the opportunity to get to know one of the most beautiful regions of Mexico, it also allows Mexicans living in the southeast of the country the best way to travel to Europe,” said Mallet during a Cancun press conference.

He says more than 150,000 travelers took advantage of the Paris-Cancun flights last year, an 11 percent increase over the previous year, and a 12 percent increase already this year.