Cancun, Q.R. — The Convention and Visitor’s Bureau of Cancun says that for the upcoming winter season, the Cancun International Airport will have more than a dozen additional flight routes they did not have last year.
During the recent promotional presentation of Time to Cancún, head of the Cancun Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Lizzy Cole, announced the new routes noting they are new flights arriving from different parts of the world.
“Southwest airline has new flights from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Raleigh, North Carolina, Nashville, Tennessee and St. Louis Missouri,” she said adding, “And Spirit Airlines is already flying from Chicago and Baltimore. These flights began November 9.”
In addition to these, she indicated that Thomas Cook and Condor have new flights from Dusseldorf, while Air France confirmed that it will fly daily from Paris.
“Viva Aerobús will fly from San José, Costa Rica while Interjet is already flying from Vancouver and Toronto to Cancun,” Cole added.
Marisol Vanegas, Secretary of Tourism said that through the direct flights, Quintana Roo will offer passengers around the world nearly 5 million seats for the upcoming travel season.
Compared to the previous season, tourism is anticipated to grow 8.5 percent thanks to the new, additional air routes that have been added to the Cancun International Airport.
The additional flights will also mean new jobs, economic growth and tourism confidence that will allow the state to continue growing a more than 7 percent per year, more than double the 3 percent national average for other beach destinations in the country.
The new Time to Cancún campaign is focusing on those visitors who travel to the area at least twice per year, which the Visitors Bureau says is 48.4 percent of travelers. They say that nearly half of all visitors to the Cancun International Airport return to the destination at least once.