2014 is the year of connecting Mexico to the world!
Cancun is getting connected with world!
Flights, flights, and more flights! This 2014 is the year of connecting Mexico to the world! The Cancun International Airport has stated that this year’s numbers have increased by 12%, in comparison to previous years. A historical record for the terminal!
Carlos Trueba Coll, Director of the Cancun International Airport, announced that this year the terminal operated a total of 138 billion passengers... These are historical figures, never registered before! Mr. Trueba Coll explained that this increase thanks to the hard effort and commitment from tourism institutions in the state of Quintana Roo and Mexico, to introduce higher and better air connections in Cancun.
We have to remember that since the beginning of the year, important companies began to raise their flight connectivity to Cancun.
During the International Tourism Fair, FITUR 2014, representatives of ASUR (Operation Company of the Cancun International Airport) and Qatar Airways, gathered and held important meetings, therefore setting and introducing a new flight from Doha or Dubai to Cancun.
Through a media conference, Avianca Airlines announced that thanks to the success of its Bogota-Cancun connection, the company would increase their flights to Cancun… A so they did! By August 15th, the Cancun International Airport was welcoming one more Avianca’s non-stop flight from Bogota!
Additionally, global fairs brought new negotiations between air companies and the government of the state of Quintana Roo. During the International Tourism Exchange of Berlin (ITB), Condor Airlines showed great interest for Cancun, therefore increased the number of direct flights from Munich, Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen.
By April Air Canada Rouge, revealed the opening of a new flight from Canada to the Mexican Caribbean. The two non-stop flights connected the cities of Toronto and Montreal to Cancun.
Just before the summer season started, Iberia and Interjet signed an alliance to strengthen bonds between Spanish and Mexican destinations. The deal consisted as follows: Iberia would fly from Madrid to Mexico, where Interjet would take care of Iberia’s passengers and fly them to their final destinations, such as: Monterrey, Guadalajara, Baja California Sur and of course Cancun.
Southwest Airlines, one of the most popular airways in the United States, finally landed on the Cancun International Airport. By the month of August the company started flying into the Mexican Caribbean with three daily non-stop flights from Atlanta, Washington and Baltimore, plus one more on Saturdays from Milwaukee. Months later, Southwest Airlines announced the acquisition of Air Train Airways and its new flight from Austin, Texas.
Cancun always receives visitors with arms wide open. Alaska Airlines was welcome once again at the Cancun International Airport, after a 10-year absence! The airline made its triumphant comeback with a seasonal flight from Seattle to Cancun.
And Cancun does not stop! More flights are still coming in during this winter season. TAM Airlines has promised one weekly flight from Sao Paulo, Brazil. LAN offers one daily flight from Bogota. Navion Airlines brings one flight from Venezuela. Copa Airlines promises seven flights from Panama to Cancun and finally Sunwing Airlines introduces a Sunday-flight from Toronto to Cozumel.
Cancun is getting connected with world! Next year the intention is to increase flight frequencies between European, Asian and Latin American countries and Cancun. To accomplish this commitment the government of Quintana Roo is negotiating with more international airlines, such as British Airways.
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