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Cancun sees additional flight increases as region heads into winter travel season

Cancun, Q.R. — Facing the winter season, the Quintana Roo Tourism Promotion Council confirmed an increase in new air routes that will begin operating with flights from Orlando, Indianapolis and Los Angeles, in addition to Calgary (Canada) and El Salvador.

The increase in flights will boost the tourist flow toward the final stretch of the year. The additional flights will see the arrival of the new Spirit Orlando-Cancun route of six flights a week, while Alaska arrived for the first time this week with the Los Angeles-Cancún route.

American Airlines will also launch a new route from Indianapolis to Cancun on December 19, offering the flight once a week. Flights from Charlotte will increase to four, while flights from Dallas will increase to six a day.

Frontier Airlines announced two new routes to Cancun, one from Orlando starting February 11 and from Miami starting on March 11, 2021. Both flights will be offered four times a week, Thursday, Friday, Sunday and Monday.

From South America, the Avianca El Salvador-Cancun returns on December 18, with two frequencies a week. As for Canada, air connectivity to Cancun also increases thanks to the increase in Westjet frequencies, starting this month with routes from Toronto and Calgary.

Likewise, Air Canada resumes the Calgary-Cancun frequency December 19, with two flights per week. So far in the post-covid-19 pandemic, CPTQ has announced three million visitors during the tourist reopening period.

Air connectivity to the Mexican Caribbean also continues with Europe with the recent landing of British Airways from London-Gatwick, who now offer three weekly frequencies.

Regarding the new flights Flota Ocampo said “in the face of the winter season, we are very pleased to see that the work done with the airlines is paying off in the reactivation of state tourist destinations.

In addition, the effort that has been made with the implementation of the Certification in Health Protection and Prevention in Tourist Facilities, CPPSIT, by hoteliers, restaurateurs, parks, in short, the entire local tourism industry which has generated confidence in travelers, in airlines and in tour operators and allows us to continue in this process of recovering the arrival of flights.”