Cancun will have direct air connection to the north

The low-cost airline Viva Aerobús announced four new routes that will operate on a regular basis, and a "summer season" designed to meet the needs of passengers during the holiday season, two of which will depart and arrive at the Cancun International Airport.

As of Saturday, June 1, the frequency of Cancun-Hermosillo will begin its service with prices from 1,558 pesos; one week later, on June 8, the second will be the Cancun-Tijuana, with a ticket of 1,558 pesos, in both cases, it is simple flights.

The third will be the Mazatlan-Tijuana, with a cost of 948 pesos, the single flight will fly on the same Saturday, June 8, and two days later, on June 10; the Los Cabos-Tijuana frequency will begin, with a rate of 948 pesos in one-way flight, and the seasonal one, Hermosillo-Los Cabos, which starts flying the same day starting at 698 pesos.

Through a statement, the airline reported that all routes will offer two round flights a week, connecting passengers from end to end of the country, by means of the last generation Airbus A320 aircraft, which make up the youngest fleet in Mexico.

With these openings, Viva Aerobús provides an unprecedented opportunity for an air connection between the north and south regions of the country, as it is the only and first operator offering the Cancun-Hermosillo and Hermosillo-Los Cabos routes directly.

"We create strategic and unprecedented bridges in the Mexican sky and, above all, at affordable prices. This makes us the best option to transport, and has allowed us to lead in multiple regions of the country, "said Juan Carlos Zuazua, CEO of Viva Aerobús.

The official said that, in this way, the company serves as the ambassador of the wide range of Mexican tourism and business opportunities:

"We are, for example, the Mexican airline with the largest number of destinations from Los Cabos and from Cancun, and from Quintana Roo we will add in December another route between Cancun and Cuba."

Recently, the airline opened two new flights from Mexico City, bound for Oaxaca and Hermosillo, reaching an offer consisting of 111 routes, of which 98 are national and 13 international. The continued expansion of the airline is supported by a growing number of passengers.

In that sense, it highlights the high preference of passengers in cities such as Tijuana or Los Cabos, where "Viva" achieved an increase of 58 and 40 percent, in terms of customers throughout 2018, compared to 2017.

The increase in the number of passengers was a constant throughout the route network during 2018, when the company broke its own record of 10 million passengers in a single year, which implied an increase of 21 percent in general.

During February, according to the latest available report, the Mexican airline transported more than 695 thousand travelers, a figure that represents a growth of 12.17 percent compared to the same period of the previous year.

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The Interjet airline reported that it will expand its operation in cities in Latin America, starting in Medellín, Colombia and expects more routes to be opened in Central, South America and the Caribbean. Through a statement, the Mexican company added that the new route is added to its arrival in El Salvador, as well as the increase of a new frequency in Lima, Peru.

Interjet highlighted that since the opening of the Mexico-Bogotá-Mexico and Cancún-Bogotá-Cancun routes, nearly one million passengers have been mobilized, of which 800 thousand 190 correspond to the first route; meanwhile, in the second it has been transported to more than 195 thousand 534 passengers.

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By participating in the "Aviation Summit Mexico 2018", organized by the International Air Transport Association (IATA, for its acronym in English), said that most likely Turkey, with 46 million tourists who will register this year, is a fact that will rise to sixth place in the world ranking in attracting international tourists, displacing Mexico from sixth to seventh place.

In view of this, he stated that a market diversification program has been launched since the United States and Canada represent 72.5 percent of foreign tourists arriving in Mexico.

"We are already exploring new markets, whose travelers generate a high per capita expenditure, such as the Chinese tourist who spends on average 3 thousand 800 euros per person, or the Russian, who spends 2 thousand 500 euros," he said.

He commented that the country's international tourism promotion will be carried out through the programs "Operación toca puertas" and "Reencuentro con mi raíces", by taking advantage of Mexico's institutional capacity abroad with embassies and consulates, as well as with the participation in the main international fairs, while at the country level it will be done through the "Enjoy Mexico" program.

The Secretary of Tourism stressed that in the next three decades, humanity will have more free time, more income, better means of communication and transportation.

So it will be those nations that best preserve their environment and their historical, cultural and gastronomic identity, which will participate fully in the economic spillover of tourism.

"We live in times when tourism is intimately linked to the political, economic and social changes that occur in the international arena, and we must start from the premise that the world is totally interdependent, that the borders we know will have a future content more cultural and idiosyncratic, than geographic and economic, "he added.

He also explained that the new tourism model aims to increase the economic benefit and benefit the local population, through the regional integration of the tourism product, consolidate the existing and configure complementary tourist circuits.


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The ultra low-cost Canadian airline Swoop started operations from the air terminal located about an hour from Toronto and will have three weekly frequencies, Monday, Saturday and Sunday, aboard a Boeing 737-800 with a capacity of 189 seats.

The Canadian market is the second most important, after the United States, and the opening of this route occurs on the eve of the strongest season of tourism from North America, favored by low temperatures.

At the welcoming ceremony, at the Cancun International Airport, the director of the Tourism Promotion Council of Quintana Roo, Darío Flota Ocampo, highlighted the increase in the number of Canadian visitors in the last year, amounting to more than one million. people.

Personnel of the airline, belonging to the Westjet group, was also present at the reception of the passengers of the inaugural flight.