Cancun, Q.R. — The Mexican Caribbean has listed more than 30 new air routes into the region during 2018 says the secretary of tourism.
As a result of continual promotion, more than 30 new routes were added, allowing more passengers to arrive at the Cancun International Airport.
Tourism secretary Marisol Vanegas Pérez says that a majority of the new routes came from the United States, Germany, Russia, Canada, Puerto Rico, Colombia and Belgium. He reports that from January to November, the Cancun International Airport reported 22.9 million passengers, which represents a 6.9 percent increase compared to the same period in 2017.
He also says that the 24th million passenger has been received and that they are expecting passenger 25 million to land at the Cancun airport December 30, adding that according to Aeropuertos del Sureste data, they anticipate that passenger will arrive around 11:30 a.m. on one of the incoming flights at Terminal 3.
Vanegas Pérez expressed that “visitors are attracted by our natural beauties and clean beaches, of which we are proud.”
Data shows that the most frequented passengers arrive to Cancun from Austin, Chicago, Columbus, Indianapolis, Lansing, New Orleans, Raleigh, San Francisco and Newark in the United States. From Puerto Rico, they arrived from San José.
German passengers arrived to Cancun most frequently from Munich, while Russian visitors came mostly from Vnukovo. For Canadian visitors, Windsor was the top city while most Caribbean visitors from Mexico arrived from Chihuahua, Querétaro and Toluca.
Vanegas Pérez reports that the newly added air routes into the Cancun International Airport during 2018 included Torreón (Mexico) operated by Vivaaerobus and Moscow and Domodedovo (Russia) operated by STC Russia and Azur Air respectively.
They also included Palenque (Mexico) operated by Calafia Airlines. St. John Nel operated by Sunwing. Medellín (Colombia) operated by Aeroméxico. Richmond (United States) operated by Miami Air. Des Moines operated by Suncountry and Liege Bierset operated by Jet Air.
Cozumel has also seen new routes added to the island which include charter flights from the Nexus agency with flights from the United States and, for the first time, Swift Air with eight different air routes from Baltimore, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Detroit, Nashville, Newark, Pittsburgh.