It’s shaping up to be another record-breaking year in terms of the number of international travelers heading to Cancun – and Canadians are looking likely to make up a sizeable portion of all visitors.
Three popular airlines from the country – Air Canada, Swoop, and Air Transat have revealed their winter destination schedules, with each of them ensuring to add on extra flights to the wildly popular winter warmer destination.
With the addition of an increased volume of flights heading Cancun’s way, it’s looking like the destination will be more popular than ever, as Canadian tourists simply can’t get enough of it.
Air Canada Adds Flights – Information For Travelers
Air Canada, the country’s national carrier, looks set to capitalize on the popularity of Cancun by adding several more flights per week to the destination than it was during the winter season last year.
As one might expect, major population centers are responsible for a significant amount of these extra flights.
The Toronto-Cancun route last winter saw 11 flights a week take off bound for Cancun.
This year, however, that amount has rocketed up to 17 – giving travelers even more flight options a week than they had this time last year.
Not only is this a massive win for fans of flexible booking options, but it should see the number of travelers heading to the Mexican Caribbean get a sizeable boost.
However, it’s not just those from Toronto who will benefit from an increase in flight options to Cancun. Montreal will also benefit from three extra flights per week, as the 4-hour 30-minute flight rises from 11 weekly flights to 14.
Elsewhere, the number of flights to Cancun from Halifax, Ottawa, and Edmonton are each set to gain an additional weekly flight, with their schedules showing an increase from 2 weekly departures to 3. Quebec will also see its number of flights to Cancun increase by 1, as it goes from 3 weekly flights to 4.
Swoop Adds Cancun Flights – Here Are The Details
Swoop, the ultra-low-cost carrier owned by WestJet, is also getting in on the action by adding several more flights to Cancun over the coming months.
Both Hamilton and Toronto are set to benefit from a boost as competition for passengers to en-trend destinations continues to heat up across North America.
While the number of flights to Cancun isn’t on the same level as Canada, it’s still set to offer travelers more options and affordably priced tickets that are bound to pique the interest of Canadian travelers.
Toronto is set to launch daily flights to the Mexican hotspot whilst Hamilton will chip in with three flights a week to Cancun.
Staying true to their low-cost nature and mission of “making travel more affordable and accessible for all Canadians,” flights to Cancun from both Toronto and Hamilton are extremely fairly priced for travelers.
Those heading from Toronto to Cancun can expect to pay in the region of $139 CAD for a one-way flight, while those who are making the same trip from Hamilton should find tickets online from $129 one way.
Air Transat Adds Flights – What Travelers Should Know
Montreal-based Air Transat is the latest Canadian airline to announce its winter flight schedule, and travelers will be pleased to know Cancun features heavily on its route map.
The province of Ontario is set to see its overall flight offerings to the sunny city rise by six weekly flights compared to last year.
These flights are set to be spread between the cities of Toronto, Ottawa, Hamilton and London; Toronto will offer travelers 14 weekly flights to Cancun at the peak of the season, with Ottawa set for 3, Hamilton just 1 weekly flight, and a bi-weekly service for those flying out of London.
There are also set to be more flights to Cancun heading out of the Maritimes. Air Transat, which was voted the best airline in North America last year, will be putting on 4 weekly flights from Halifax to Cancun, while Moncton will offer a weekly flight to the beachside destination.
Quebec will also be ramping up its Cancun offerings, with two more flights a week compared to last year. That means there’ll be twice daily flights heading to Cancun from Montreal and five flights a week from Quebec City.
With its gorgeous year-round climate, an absence of sargassum in the winter period, and the exciting Maya Train development set to be completed by the end of the year, there’s little surprise that Cancun is on the tips of travelers’ tongues once again this year.
And now, with so many affordable flight options and more flexible offerings than ever before, it looks like the city could be full of Canadians this winter.
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