Cancun, Q.R. — The flight of a new Amsterdam to Cancun route landed at the Cancun International Airport Tuesday. Dutch airline KLM made the landing for the first time with a Boeing 787-9 aircraft with a capacity for 294 passengers.
The Tuesday afternoon arrival will see that same flight land five times a week since Cancun is KLM’s second destination in Mexico with Mexico City being the first. The airline currently offers daily flights between Amsterdam and the nation’s capital.
State and municipal authorities were on site when the aircraft touched down. At the airport was the ambassador of the Netherlands in Mexico, Wilfred Mohr and the director of the Tourism Promotion Council of Quintana Roo, Darío Flota Ocampo, among others.
The flight arrived with 295 passengers of Dutch, French, German, Polish, Swedish and Spanish nationality, which departed from Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam.
“This reinforces KLM’s position as one of the most important European airlines operating in the Mexican market, both for business and tourism trips. This destination is strategically located as an entry point to the Yucatan Peninsula, one of the most important regions of the American continent.
“We are very excited that this inaugural flight to such an important destination has sustainable aviation fuel, as it is a clear example of KLM’s commitment to Mexico and to Sustainability,” said Guilhem Mallet, CEO of KLM in Mexico.
“With great joy we welcome KLM on its arrival at the Cancun Airport and we share the excitement of making available to Dutch travelers this possibility of traveling directly from Amsterdam to Cancun and visiting Riviera Maya, which is one of their favorite places,” commented the general director of the Tourism Promotion Council of Quintana Roo, Darío Flota Ocampo.
The ambassador of the Netherlands in Mexico, Wilfred Mohr, congratulated KLM for the new Amsterdam-Cancun route. “It is good to note that the direct air link between the Netherlands and the Yucatan Peninsula is reactivated. This will further strengthen the excellent bilateral relations between the Netherlands and Mexico,” said the Ambassador.