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Jetway to add third, larger vessel to Isla Mujeres route

Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — After recently beginning ferry services with two smaller vessels, Jetway says it intends to bring in a larger vessel. Currently, the vessels used have a maximum capacity for 77 passengers, something Pablo Medina, operations manager of Jetway Ferry, said they intend to change.

Medina explained that the company intends to integrate a new vessel into the fleet to better serve customers on the Puerto Juarez-Isla Mujeres route. He says the third boat, which has a capacity to transport 250 passengers, is currently in the Port of Progreso and that they are waiting for it to be able to travel to Quintana Roo.

He says if all goes well, the two-level ship could reach Isla Mujeres in early August, adding that the process is still in the hands of the Port Captaincy and the Comprehensive Port Administration of Quintana Roo, (APIQROO) in Isla Mujeres and should be able to start operating shortly after its arrival.

The new vessel will make three for the current Jetway Ferry company who acquired the other two from the previous company Magaña, which was later acquired by Marinsa and now owned by Jetway.

In mid-July, Jetway began offering ferry service from the mainland of Puerto Juarez to Isla Mujeres. The company began offering their services on July 15 with 12 daily runs in each direction after waiting months for government approval.