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Cozumel mayor reports economic advancements in tourism with the arrival of more flights, cruise ships

Cozumel, Q.R.- Cozumel mayor Pedro Joaquin says the island’s economic and tourist reactivation is moving forward with the addition of more airline connections. Joaquin says that for the upcoming week, 98 air operations are scheduled at the Cozumel International Airport.

Among those are 18 national operations, of which two will be the new Monterrey-Cozumel connections with Viva Aerobus and Magnicharters. He said that starting next week, Cozumel will have two new connections to and from the city of Monterrey with the airlines Viva Aerobus on July 2 and Magnicharters starting on July 3. Also, the Volaris Mexico City-Cozumel connections will be doubled as of July 20.

Joaquin added that 80 of those 98 flight operations are from the United States. He says Cozumel is currently is connected through United Airlines with Houston, Denver, Los Angeles and Chicago. With Southwest Air, the island sees direct flights from Houston, and with American Airlines, Miami, Dallas and Charlotte. He says that Frontier Airlines connects Chicago and Denver travelers with Cozumel and that Sun Country arrives with Dallas passengers.

The Director of Municipal Tourism for Cozumel Pedro Hermosillo López said that last month, nearly 180,000 tourists arrived in Cozumel stressing that along with the increase in air passengers is the arrival of cruise ships.

On June 16, the first cruise ship in 15 months docked at the island. Last week, Joaquin announced the arrival of another 24 between the months of June and July.