The 9 airlines that opened routes in Cancun in 2018

The airlines Viva, STC, Azur, Calafia, Sunwing, Aeromexico, Miami Air, Suncountry and Jet Air were the airlines that opened routes in Cancun last year.

Azur Air Cancun
Azur Air Cancun

The Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (Asur) announced the upsurge in air passenger traffic, publishes La Palabra del Caribe. An annual increase of 7% in the Cozumel airport stands out with a total of 579 thousand 719 passengers compared to the 541,598 that were reported in 2017, and in the Cancun airport, where 23 million 601 thousand 509 passengers the year before the In 2018, the air terminal carried a total of 25 million 202 thousand 016, which means an increase of 6.8%.

Also, from January to November, Chetumal Airport received 293 thousand 831 passengers, 22 thousand 221 more than in 2017, which means a growth of 6%.

One of the new flights that contributes to boost the economy of the south of the state corresponds to the Mexico City-Chetumal route and, starting this year, Volaris will operate the Chetumal-Guadalajara route with flights that will begin next Saturday, February 2 at board an Airbus A320 with capacity for 179 passengers.

The cities originating from the new flights to Cancun are Austin, Chicago, Columbus, Indianapolis, Lansing, New Orleans, Raleigh, San Francisco and Newark, of the United States; San José, of Puerto Rico; Munich, from Germany; Vnukovo, from Russia; Windor, from Canada, and Chihuahua, Querétaro and Toluca, from Mexico.

In 2018 Cozumel also received several charter flights, including those from the Nexus agency, with flights from the United States, and, for the first time in the history of the island, landed Swiftair, with eight different air routes from Baltimore, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Detroit, Nashville, Newark, Pittsburgh, United States.

Added to this is a new direct flight from Volaris from Mexico City and a direct flight from Magnicharters from Monterrey. In 2019, as REPORTUR.mx revealed, the Turkish airline will land at the Cancun Airport in August with three frequencies a week.