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Russia’s Aeroflot makes first Cancun landing in 7 years

Cancun, Q.R. — After a seven-year absence, a flight from Russia’s largest airline arrived at the Cancun International Airport. On Thursday night, Aeroflot made its first landing at Cancun International in seven years.

The flight was the first of what will be three weekly flights. On board, 325 Russian passengers arrived in Cancun from Moscow after a 13-hour flight.

Román Litvinov, area marketing director of Aeroflot said it was an honor for them to participate in the reopening of the route, which enables them to expand connectivity to the Mexican Caribbean, especially after the travel impact that was had due to Covid-19.

“We have resumed our flights to Mexico after seven years. Aeroflot will operate the Cancun route with the new state-of-the-art aircraft, the Airbus A350, which offers a high level of comfort and better experience to our passengers. This is very important because the flight will be the longest in Aeroflot’s current route area,” he explained.

Russian tourism to the Mexican Caribbean has increased 59 percent from January to October of this year. Compared to the same period last year, when the pandemic saw Russian tourism to the region collapse by 64 percent.