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Mexicana de Aviación now connects Mexico City with Chetumal, Costa Maya, Bacalar

Chetumal, Q.R. — Federal-owned Mexicana de Aviación airline began operations at the International Airport of Chetumal. The airline landed Saturday, marking the start of regular flights from Mexico City into the state’s capital city.

Quintana Roo Governor Mara Lezama Espinosa says the city of Chetumal will be connected to Mexico City on Saturdays and Tuesdays with Mexicana. On Saturday, the plane left the Felipe Ángeles International Airport (AIFA), arriving in Chetumal with 120 passengers.

Mara Lezama highlighted that the government alliance is firmly committed to promoting air connectivity as a cornerstone for the tourism development of Quintana Roo.

Aside from job creation, the new flights strengthen the implementation of strategies to promote new routes and flights, facilitating air access to key destinations such as Costa Maya, Bacalar and Chetumal.

The first flight landed at Chetumal International with 120 passengers. Photo: CGC December 30, 2023.

The new Mexicana de Aviación flight to Chetumal uses a Boeing 737 aircraft with capacity for 174 passengers. The availability of more flights to the capital will not only attract more visitors, but will also diversify the origin of tourists, strengthening the local economy and contributing to the creation of jobs in the region, Lezama explained.