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Russia approves a third airline for its Moscow-Cancun route

Cancun, Q.R. — According to Russia’s aeronautical authority, the country’s largest airline, Aeroflot, has been approved to operate routes to Cancun.

“The airline Aeroflot is authorized to carry out the regular air transport of passengers, cargo, luggage and postal shipments on the Moscow-Cancun route with seven weekly flights,” says the report.

At the beginning of September, Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism Miguel Torruco Marqués, said that the new route, if approved, would double the Russian market. Russia resumed air connection with Mexico on May 25, which had been suspended since March 27, 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Russian airlines Azur Air and Nordwind currently fly to Cancun. Azur Air’s itinerary offers 7,704 seats from September 1 to October 31, 2021.

The president of the airline, Mikhail Poluboyarinov, commented on the possibility that Aeroflot opens regular flights not only to Cancun, but also to Mexico City. He noted that last year, 23,109 Russian citizens arrived at the Cancun International Airport on board various chartered airlines, while from January to June of this year, 14,566 passengers have arrived.

According to Aviationonline, “Rosaviatsiya, Russia’s aeronautical authority, has approved the requests made by carriers to operate routes to Mexico, Venezuela, and Brazil,” however, a date for the start of the Moscow-Cancun route has not been announced, only that it will consist of seven flights a week.