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Winter travel season starts with increase of flights and frequencies for Cancun, Riviera Maya

Cancun, Q.R. — New flights and an increase in frequencies for the Mexican Caribbean have kicked off the winter season. Air connectivity for Cancun has been strengthened with the arrival of flights from Baltimore, Boston, Columbus, Denver, Minneapolis and Raleigh-Durham with Frontier Airlines.

Likewise, American Airlines recently began landing in Chetumal with a direct flight from Miami.

While U.S. flights have increased, so have connections from Central and South America with the arrival of flights from Flores, Guatemala with TAG Airlines and with flights to Cancun from San José, Costa Rica with Avianca. As of December 15, Aeroméxico began running its new route from Sao Paulo, Brazil.

In Cozumel, the Canadian and American market is also being strengthened with flights from Minneapolis, through Sun Country Airlines, which began on December 11. That route will run through until April 9, 2022 with flights every Wednesday and Saturday. In February, Mondays and Fridays will be added, with Sun Country offering the route four times per week.

Starting December 18, American Airlines will arrive in Cancun from Philadelphia every Saturday, offering that route until March 26 of 2022. While United Airlines will begin operating from Los Angeles as of December 18 until January 2, 2022 every Saturday and Sunday. An increase in flights from Dallas, Texas and Toronto are also scheduled.

According to data from the Quintana Roo Tourism Secretariat (SEDETUR) from December 18, 2021 to January 2, 2022, the arrival of 1.3 million visitors are expected in the state.