Chetumal, Q.R. — Two new routes for Chetumal have been announced that will connect the state’s capital city with Guatemala and Cancun. On Thursday, Governor Carlos Joaquín, in the company of Darío Flota Ocampo, secretary of Tourism, made the announcement.
Joaquin reported that the reactivation of the routes was made after meetings with GAirways and Aeromar.
“We are excited to be part of the Mayan World air connectivity reactivation project led from the beginning by the federal Secretary of Tourism, which, after the visit to Guatemala on February 11, the tourism secretaries of Quintana Roo, Yucatán and Tabasco, together with the government and businessmen of our country, generated agreements so that today, the announcement of this new air route between Guatemala and Chetumal would become a reality,” said Ricardo Sagastume, general director of GAirways.
“As if that were not enough, we will also be able to reconnect the state capital with Cancun,” Sagastume added.
A direct flight from Chetumal to Cancun will begin May 5 with three flights a week. The governor explained that the new flights will consolidate the southern region of Quintana Roo and bring Chetumal closer to the tourist centers in the north of the state, achieving better connectivity for everyone.
Darío Flota commented that this new route “has a double relevance for the state capital as it receives a new international flight, while facilitating the arrival of visitors from the north, both residents and tourists who, during their stay, can tour the beauties of southern Quintana Roo.”
Sagastume commented that Chetumal is one of the great tourist attractions of Quintana Roo with its unparalleled natural beauty, culture and an ancestral history that, together with southern destinations such as Bacalar and Mahahual, promotes hotel infrastructure and the arrival of a greater number of visitors and confidence for the state.
“In order to establish accurate mechanisms for the consolidation of the Chetumal destination, the Ministry of Tourism has sought to strengthen alliances that allow better connectivity with the destination and a diversified tourist offer to the south of the state,” Flota said.
“Knowing that the February work tour in Flores, Guatemala has borne fruit, drives us to continue generating actions for the consolidation of Chetumal with international markets. We are excited to continue opening the doors of Chetumal for everyone,” he added.