Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — A new ferry company is hoping to begin a test run Monday, offering direct competition to Ultramar. The company Jetway has already begun testing its new Isla Mujeres – Puerto Juárez route, however, additional testing has been delayed due to the bad weather.
Jetway, from the company Molina Aviomar, intends to put its first two vessels to work in the upcoming weeks. While there is no official start-up date to transport passengers, the Jetway vessels are testing the waters from their new terminal.
Captain Guillermo Renteria Zuñiga, operations manager of the Comprehensive Port Administration of Quintana Roo, explained that both vessels are moored at the Puerto Juárez maritime terminal, however, all tests have been rescheduled until the weather improves.
The operation of the new company will offer residents and tourists another service option, which is currently concentrated by Ultramar, after the departure of Naveganto and Marinsa.
While carrying out the necessary procedures before the Comprehensive Port Administration of Quintana Roo (Apiqroo) to start the route, the company mobilized the Jetway I and Jetway II vessels from Progreso, Yucatán to the bay of Isla Mujeres.
Both vessels continue to be anchored at the dock next to the Gran Puerto maritime terminal in Puerto Juárez while they wait to start docking tests and obtain the corresponding permits to officially begin operations.