Cancun, Q.R. — Air France celebrated its 10th year of operation into the Cancun International Airport. On Thursday, dignitaries celebrated the 10-year anniversary on the airport’s tarmac with a ribbon cutting.
During the ceremony, Guilhem Mallet, the general director of Air France in Mexico said “I am proud to be the director of the airline in Mexico that celebrates the first 10 years of the successful Paris-Cancun route of Air France.
“This October 21 represents an enormous satisfaction for my great work team, as we remain the traveler’s choice in a market as competitive as Cancun, and it is an opportunity to thank our passengers for their preference, for the continuous support of the authorities and of our strategic partners, and to the commitment of all the collaborators.”
The statement was made after the airline bid Cancun farewell in March of 2020 due to the covid pandemic. Since October of 2020, the airline has reestablished its flights, currently offering six flights a week into the Mexican Caribbean.
“Celebrating 10 years of this flight fills us with joy. I remember throughout these 10 years that we were able to count on the arrival of the then-largest plane in the fleet, the Airbus A380, when it landed for the first time at the Cancun International Airport.
“We hope that many more years will come to pass on this route, which has proven to be successful, and through Air France, we will continue to receive many travelers from that country,” said Darío Flota Ocampo, general director of the Quintana Roo Tourism Promotion Council.
Next year, the airline will begin offering as many as 10 flights per week during the high season, however, an official start date for the additional flights has not yet been provided.