Cancun, Q.R. — More than one million international tourists visited the state of Quintana Roo during the month of November. State governor Carlos Joaquín made the announcement Thursday, saying the increase in flight routes and flight frequencies resulted in the arrival of more tourists.
In November, more than 740,000 international visitors arrived by air, while an additional 300,000 arrived by cruise ships, he said citing data from the National Institute of Migration (INM).
“These important figures being generated, in addition to national visitors, allows hotel occupancy rates to reach 80 percent. We hope that in December, those levels will reach 90 and 100 percent,” he added.
The figures were released during a celebration for the 40th anniversary of American Airlines operating in Cancun. The governor thanked the airline for its continued confidence in flying to Cancun, Cozumel and now, the new twice-weekly Chetumal route with Miami.
José Freig, international vice president of American Airlines, said that the company is proud to have 40 years of service in Cancun, also stressing the importance of the new Miami-Chetumal connection.
“American Airlines is a great ally in Mexico where we have been operating for almost 80 years, an ally also in Quintana Roo, where we have been operating from the Cancun International Airport for 40 years,” he said.
American Airlines currently connects Cancun with 16 cities in the United States through 25 daily flights during the week, and 27 on Saturdays.