Cancun, Q.R. — Mexican airline VivaAerobus has canceled its routes to the José María Córdova Airport from Cancún and Mexico City. In a statement, the airline said that due to a lack of planes, they have canceled the Medellin, Colombia flight.
Javier Andrés Benítez, manager of the air terminal, said “the airport administration received communication from VivaAerobus informing them of the decision to cancel the two routes.”
The last flight was made June 9. VivaAerobus operated a daily flight from Mexico City and three a week from Cancun, routes that began in April of this year.
The decision to cancel the flights was made due to a delay in the delivery of new Airbus aircraft. According to the airline, this situation responds to a strategic decision since it had to adapt its operation, considering the availability of aircraft, based on the routes and markets with the highest demand in order to affect the smallest number of passengers.
VivaAerobus hopes that the production times of the aircraft, which were affected by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in the global airline industry, can soon be regularized, and thus, be able to continue with the airline’s growth plans. As soon as this happens, the airline will study the resumption of these routes, they said.