Cancun, Q.R. — Extreme weather in Canada has caused many delays and several cancellations of weekend flights to and from Cancun.
Cancun airport operating company Aeropuertos del Sureste (Asur) says at least 28 flights have been affected to and from Cancun due to the extreme weather around Canada. Asur has confirmed delays of up to one-and-a-half hours for some flights with others simply being forced to cancel.
Flights effected by the recent cold include three flights from Sunwing to Quebec, Halifax and Montreal, three from West Jet to Ottawa and two to Toronto with another four from Air Canada to Montreal and Halifax, as well as two to Toronto and two Interjet flights to Toronto and Montreal.
Several Toronto-Cancun Air Canada flights were canceled.
In the U.S. however, the various weather conditions have not affected flights to and from Cancun. Aeropuertos del Sureste reported that on Sunday, 474 flights were scheduled, however, the United States National Meteorological Service has issued warnings of heavy snowfall that could make travel difficult in some areas of the north-central United States.
Darío Flota Ocampo, director of the State Tourism Promotion Council says that the cold weather in the U.S. and Canada tends to increase the arrival of visitors to the Mexican Caribbean, noting the region is ready to accommodate those looking to flee the cold temperatures.