Cancun, Q.R. — At least 15 new flights will head for Cancun and Riviera Maya this year due to the regions’ success at the recent tourism show in Acapulco.
In a press conference, Marisol Vanegas Pérez, Secretaria de Turismo Quintana Roo, said that they obtained very positive results for regional tourist destinations during the week at Tianguis Turístico in Acapulco.
With 45 countries attending the week-long event, Vanegas Pérez said that the Mexican Caribbean had the largest pavilion with 800 square meters, adding that the show resulted in more than 15 new flights and more frequencies arriving in the area.
Darío Flota Ocampo, director of the Tourism Promotion Council of Quintana Roo says that the new flights will come from airlines such as Aeromexico, Evelop, Interjet, Volaris, Viva Aerobus and Gol, the first of which will be Interjet in June.
He explained that as of June 5, Interjet will operate the Medellín-Cancún route, Aeroméxico the Cali-Colombia route, Quito, Ecuador-Cancún and Miniapolis-Cancún.
For the summer, Evelop de Viajes Barceló will operate the Madrid-Cancun route on an Airbus 350 aircraft, which means it will have more seats. Viva Aerobus will operate the Hermosillo-Cancun and Tijuana-Cancun routes, as well as offer charter flights from New York, Cincinnati, Raleigh and Nashville.
Airline Gol will fly Brasilia-Cancun directly four times a week and Charlotte, Cincinnati and Memphis, once a week to Cancun.
Beginning August, Turkish Airlines will offer the Istanbul-Cancun route, with a Mexico City and Cancun-Istanbul stopover.