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This Popular U.S. Low-Cost Airline Will Soon Fly Nonstop To Tulum Airport

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Tulum International Airport, also known as Felipe Carrillo International, has opened to the public with resounding success. 

The highly anticipated project, which has been in the making for several years now, officially opened its doors to domestic travelers at the beginning of the month and is set to welcome international travelers early next year. 

A number of popular U.S. airlines have already announced their flight routes to Tulum Airport, hoping to take advantage of the tourist destination’s growing popularity.  

panoramic view of Tulum Ruins beach

Newest Airline To Announce Flights 

JetBlue has become the latest airline to announce its expansion to Tulum International Airport, launching its service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International. 

The airline is set to begin operations next year, where it will operate daily from June 13th, 2024. 

David Jehn, vice president of network planning and airline partnerships at JetBlue, stated:

“With the new international airport in Tulum, we are able to bring our customers where they want to go, arriving and departing in a brand new, modern, and convenient airport facility while offering the great service and low fares JetBlue is known for”.

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The new flight path is set to take off from New York at 7:55 a.m. each day and return from Mexico at 12:45 p.m. on an Airbus A320 aircraft. 

Tulum International will be the fourth destination in Mexico for JetBlue, joining the other popular destinations of Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and Los Cabos, flying not only from New York but also Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Los Angeles, Tampa, Newark and Raleigh. 

The List Of Airlines Flying To Tulum 

JetBlue joins the many other popular airlines traveling to the new airport, with Delta Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines, and Spirit Airlines all bidding to catch the most passengers looking to travel to the trendy, upcoming destination. 

Tulum International Airport is expected to welcome a staggering five million passengers yearly and is set to take off some of the heat from the hugely popular Cancun International Airport, which has become increasingly busy over the years. 

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While VivaAerobus is one of only a handful of airlines that will provide domestic flights from such places as Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey, and Tijuana, the most excitement lies around the U.S-based airlines that are set to bring swathes of tourists looking for the perfect vacation.

American Airlines will launch three routes to Tulum from Dallas/Fort Worth, Charlotte, and Miami starting March 28th, 2024. 

Delta and Spirit Airlines will offer daily flights from Atlanta and Fort Lauderdale/Orlando, also starting at the same time. 

Finally, United Airlines will launch their services from New York, Chicago, Houston and Los Angeles beginning May 23, 2024, at the beginning of the summer high season. 

aerial view of Tulum Mayan Ruins

Booking Flights To Tulum International Airport

With the plethora of flight options to the new airport, we recommend you plan ahead and book flights two to three months in advance before your preferred travel dates. 

As so many airlines announce their service expansions to Tulum International Airport, competitive pricing and deals are a sure bet in an attempt to secure the most passengers to the location. 

Some of the best websites to book flights include: 

  • Kayak
  • Expedia 
  • Skyscanner 
  • Travelocity
  • Orbitz
  • Cheapflights

We recommend checking out different travel websites in order to find the best deal that works for you, and also be flexible with your travel dates. 

Beautiful Mayan Sculpture in Tulum, Mexico

Summer and winter high seasons are generally more expensive, so booking in advance will help you hugely.

Now with low-cost airlines such as Spirit and JetBlue joining the list of potential companies to take you to your perfect vacation, prices for flights can start from around as little as $72 USD. 

Should Tulum Be Next On Your List?

Tulum International Airport is set to become an absolute game-changer for travelers who want to see beyond the typical vacation destination of Cancun. 

a cenote in tulum with blue water

Unlocking more of the Yucatan Peninsula for tourists, this state-of-the-art airport will offer a variety of airlines and seamless connections to the Maya Train, acting as a gateway to the paradise that lies all around it. 

Whether you are looking for a wellness retreat, environmental theme parks, ancient Mayan ruins, stunning natural cenotes, or world-class food, Tulum International Airport is your ticket to the adventure of a lifetime!

view of the beach below Tulum ruins with Mexican sombreo hat in the middle

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