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Mexican airline Aerus interconnecting Cancun, Cozumel, Chetumal with Yucatan

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Mexican airline Aerus has announced six new routes around the Yucatan Peninsula. Starting May 13, 2024, the airline will begin offering direct flights between Cancun and Cozumel as well as between Cancun and Merida.

Expanding even further, as of July 1, Aerus will strart flying between Cancun and Chetumal as well as Cozumel and Chichén Itzá.

Aerus, the Mexican airline, reported that new routes that include the cities of Cancun, Cozumel, Mérida, Chetumal and Chichén Itzá, which will boost tourism and connectivity between the different cities.

The boost will contribute to the generation of jobs and in general, promote the economic and tourism development of the entire region, Governor Mara Lezama reported in a statement.

Starting May 13, regular commercial flights will be established between Cozumel-Cancun-Cozumel every day. Likewise, daily flights will also be offered for Cancun-Mérida-Cancun route.

As of July 1, the Cancun-Chetumal-Cancun route will be offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, while Cozumel-Chichén Itzá-Cozumel will begin daily operations.

Governor Lezama said both announcements strengthen the tourist offer and generate greater development in one of the favorite destinations of the millions of tourists who visit the Mexican Caribbean year after year.

Aerus is a Mexican airline based out of Monterrey, Nuevo León. The airline was founded in May 2022 by Grupo Herrera and planned to launch in the first quarter of 2023, seeking to operate flights to destinations without current air service.

In a February 2023 report, Aerus planned to expand its operations, aiming to have 14 aircraft and 500 employees by 2025. The airline plans an investment of $98 million as part of the expansion effort. The airline also plans to hire former employees of Aeromar, an airline that closed operations.

Photo: Aerus

The airline operates domestic and international flights in the northeast region using Cessna aircraft built by Textron Aviation.