Cancun, Q.R. — Amid the reduction of flights at the Cancun International Airport, the Embassy of Argentina in Mexico managed three humanitarian flights to repatriate 571 tourists who continued to remain stranded in the Mexican Caribbean.
The first two flights departed the Cancun airport on April 21 from Terminal 4 to Buenos Aires, operated by Wingo and Copa Airlines, which carried 150 and 180 passengers, respectively.
The third flight departed Wednesday from Terminal 4 of the Cancun airport carrying 241 passengers with it to the Aeropuerto Internacional de Ezeiza on a flight operated by Aerolineas Argentinas. This ended the journey that tourists endured after arriving on vacation last month, only to find themselves stuck after flight and border restrictions were imposed due to the coronavirus.
In the coming days, departures of other humanitarian flights to Peru and Ecuador are expected, which will see several hundred more stranded Cancun tourists returned to their home countries.
On Wednesday, 11 Playa del Carmen police officers who were stranded in Peru since mid-March, also returned home, landing at the Cancun International Airport where they were met by their commander.