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Tourism secretary says more flights destined for Cancun, Isla Mujeres

Cancun, Q.R. — Tour operators and investors have confirmed their interest in the addition of new flights, mostly into Cancun and Isla Mujeres.

The news comes from the head of the State Secretariat of Tourism, Marisol Vanegas Pérez, who announced the operation of new flights from Moscow, Russia and Quebec, Canada during the International Tourism Fair in Madrid, Spain.

“Wholesalers, tour operators and investors have confirmed great interest in new investments, in consolidating new flights and in accommodating upcoming openings mainly in Cancun and the continental zone of Isla Mujeres.

“This is in addition to the arrival of new flights into Quintana Roo that investors point out, is a highly competitive, strong destination and, in general, a robust tourism sector,” said Vanegas Pérez.

Darío Flota Ocampo, director of the Tourism Promotion Council of Quintana Roo explained that the company ANEXTour, which operates its own aircraft in Cancun, will extend its flights.

“The intention of the operators is that over the next winter, the airline will go from having two weekly flights to five and, eventually, seven flights or one daily,” he said adding that Canada was one of the fastest growing markets for Quintana Roo last year.

Ocampo says that the Moscow-Cancun route, operated by Azur Air, which has two weekly flights originally planned for the winter season, will be maintained during the summer with a plan to offer a daily flight into Cancun.

He explained that after a meeting with Serhat Kockar, owner of ANEXTour and the director of the airline, Alfonso Nieto Ruiz, they plan to increase the flight to a daily frequency by the end of the year.