Cancun, Q.R. — Air France will offer 34 percent more seats from Paris to Cancun starting this summer. The company says between 2019 and 2022, Air France registered 62 percent more passengers to Mexico, while their KLM traffic increased 35 percent during that the same period.
Wouter Alders, the General Director of Air France-KLM in Mexico, says the European conglomerate intends to also increase seats on their Paris-Mexico City route by 21 percent.
Alders says the increase is due to a high demand for Mexico vacation destinations. He said that the post-pandemic recovery has been strong enough for the company to now offer two daily flights from the Mexican capital to Paris, and one daily with KLM to Amsterdam, where they also will increase seats by 6 percent.
He reported that the increase has an emphasis on Cancun where the company is seeing a very strong demand from European cities.
“Cancun has been a unique destination also due to the pandemic because Mexico did not close its borders. When I was in Madrid, there was an incredible demand for Mexico, Cancun specifically,” he said adding that tourism and recreational travel continue to be the main drivers of travel contrary to business travel, which he says has increased, but is still far from the volumes of 2019.