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New Transport Option Between Cancun And Cozumel Begins Operations

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As of today, travelers will be able to reach the stunning tropical island of Cozumel from Cancun by plane thanks to the launch of a new domestic route. 

The new route operates five daily flights to satisfy skyrocketing travel demand between the Mexican Caribbean hotspots. 

small boats on the water in cozumel

Cancun travelers can look forward to reaching Cozumel in just 30 minutes, allowing visitors to tick off more bucket list destinations on their next Mexican Caribbean getaway. 

Cozumel has risen in popularity in recent months after being crowned a Magical Town on account of its stunning natural and cultural significance. 

Cars Outside of Cancun International Airport

With the busy summer season just around the corner, here’s the latest on the newest and fastest way to reach Cozumel from Cancun.

Aerus To Operate Five Daily Flights Between Cancun And Cozumel This Year

Although Cancun is an excellent destination in its own right, more and more travelers are keen on exploring some of the other hotspots surrounding the coastal resort city. 

And with its excellent remote beaches, quaint towns & rich Mayan history, the tropical island of Cozumel stands out as one of the more alluring destinations to visit. 

a small cessna aircraft with 12 passengers

This week, Aerus, a regional airline operating in Quintana Roo kicked off its newest nonstop service between Cancun and Cozumel. 

Operating five daily departures between the two hotspots, the airline seeks to capitalize on traveler demand for Cozumel, attracting more visitors despite ongoing safety concerns. 

Until now, Cancun travelers could only reach Cozumel via Playa del Carmen, where several ferries connect the beautiful Caribbean island to the mainland. 

aerial view of a large park in cozumel

The costly and time-consuming trip was a barrier for many travelers, who typically spend only a few days in Cancun.

But now, thanks to an innovative direct flight connecting the two major destinations, travelers can reach Cozumel faster than ever before. 

The new direct flight is operated by Aerus, a local airline with a growing number of routes within the Mexican Caribbean. 

the magical town of cozumel with palm trees

The airline operates a fleet of Cessna Grand Caravan EX aircraft carrying 12 passengers. And with five daily flights, there’s plenty of availability for travelers wishing to explore one of the Mexican Caribbean’s most dynamic island destinations. 

Tickets for the new service are competitively priced, with a return trip costing just $165 (prices vary during the high season).

And although the 30-minute flight is more costly than a ferry ride, travelers can avoid the hassle of going all the way to Playa del Carmen, where sailing weather can be inclement at times.

Deserted Playa Norte Beach on the Island of Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Travelers can purchase tickets for the new route on Aerus’ website, where they can also opt for flights to other hotspots like Chichén Itzá.

According to Aerus, the new non-stop route is a major step forward in bolstering connectivity between two of the Mexican Caribbean’s leading destinations, allowing Cancun visitors to travel to the region’s newest Magical Town. 

Aerus has plans to expand its network to also cover other Mexican Caribbean destinations, including Chetumal, the state capital of Quintana Roo, and a growing cultural gem. 

a pristine white sand beach in costa mujeres

Despite concerns over safety, Cozumel has proven to be one of the most popular destinations in the Mexican Caribbean in 2024, with most resorts reporting astonishing occupancy rates during the high season. 

This summer, the largest island in the Mexican Caribbean is likely to break its all-time travel record thanks to the launching of several new routes, including a new Xcaret ferry from Playa del Carmen.

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