Many New Flights Added As Frequency Is Increased For Existing Routes
Cancun, and the Mexican Caribbean as a whole is about to enter what is expected to be an extremely busy winter season.
This news is strengthen by the continued arrival of new flights to the region, as airlines attempt to seize a piece of the region’s tourist sector recovery.
As the world, and in particular the global travel industry, reels from the effects of COVID-19, Cancun has aligned itself as the center of the resurgence. With less entry restrictions, and local services up and running at almost full capacity, the region looks a safe bet for many potential tourists over the season.
Frontier are leading the way, dominating the sky traffic coming and going from the region. December is a big month for the Denver based budget airline, with Cancun on the receiving end of much of their expansions.
Starting on December 16th, Frontier launched 6 new routes from the US to Cancun. One of the most frequent will be from Boston, which will run daily over the winter season. They’ll also be adding flights from Detroit, Michigan three times a week. Minneapolis will be sending daily flights on top of this.
On December 17th, the airline launched services from Baltimore, Maryland. This route will run four times a week.
In January, they’ll be adding two more routes to their growing itinerary list. On January 21st, flights will begin from Columbus, Ohio, running twice a week. While North Carolina will be getting a direct connection with routes starting from Raleigh-Durham on the 22nd of January.
With the new additions, Frontier’s total direct offerings for Cancun will be 21 – higher than any other airline. The carrier is hoping the increased demand for direct flights, and the pent up desire for vacations will help make it an extremely successful season for them.
Speaking about the considerable expansion, Daniel Shurlz, the senior VP commercial at Frontier said, “We’re excited to grow our robust Cancun network with four new nonstop routes launching this week from Baltimore, Boston, Detroit and Minneapolis. Frontier has rapidly expanded its international service and continues to identify new opportunities to stimulate tourism demand with low fares and convenient flights.”
It’s not just Cancun reaping the benefits of the world’s pivot towards Mexico. Chetumal, the state capital of Quintana Roo is enjoying its first direct connection to the US via Miami. Cozumel is also receiving a new direct flight from Austin, Texas, which will be facilitated by Southwest Airlines.
Even from further afoot, international carriers like Aeroflot have invested significantly in Cancun, with more direct flights from the European continent than in recent years. Many of the European revelers are seeking more lenient restrictions, and with budget friendly flights appearing, the transatlantic trip is getting more appealing.
Other carriers, like United and Delta, have announced an increased schedule over the winter break from some major cities. Los Angeles are being thrown two flights weekly from December 18th to January 2nd with United. While Philadelphia will get a direct connection to Cancun until March through American Airlines. That route will run just once a week, on Saturdays.
Travelers to the area should ensure they keep abreast of any COVID related developments before traveling. Quintana Roo is currently in a green light level, but this is subject to change at the governments discretion.
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