Cancun, Q.R. — Heavy weekend rains along the Yucatan Peninsula created a challenge for pilots who were unable to land in Cancun, and instead, diverted to the international airport of Cozumel.
On Sunday, several flights were delayed and diverted due to the unfavorable weather conditions that arrived in the region Saturday. ASUR personnel clarified that areas along many of the flight paths were affected by the rains.
The airline Viva Aerobús reported the suspension of its flights to Cancun due to the bad weather, a restriction that was lifted about three hours later. During that time, more than a dozen flights from Viva Aerobús, Volaris and Magnicharters were delayed arriving at the Cancun International Airport until the heavy rain restriction was lifted.
Instead, they landed at Cozumel where they sat out the unfavorable weather conditions for approximately an hour before finally making their way to Cancun.
Several flights scheduled to take off between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. were also affected by the heavy rainfall that blanketed the region. ASUR says flights heading to Mexico City, Bajío, Ciudad Juárez, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Panama, Guayaquil, Havana and Quebec were also affected with delays since planes were unable to take off on time.