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Why And When Cancun Flights Are Predicted To Get Cheaper 

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Stop what you are doing right now – flying to the Mexican Caribbean could become cheaper than ever in 2024 and we need you to know about it!

As the winter season begins for Cancun and the rest of the gorgeous Mexican Caribbean, the entire region is quite literally thriving, having one of the best years in tourism ever. 

Beach in Cancun with palm trees on a sunny day

Set to have a home run this winter, with hotel occupancy levels hitting almost full capacity once more, and the inaugurations of billion-dollar projects like the Maya Train and the new Tulum International Airport, all eyes are on the future to see just how long they can keep up their good luck. 

A Change In Travel Security Level 

Travel experts at Going have reported that just last month, the number of people who flew between the U.S. and Mexico was 33 percent higher than before the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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What is supposed to have been considered low season for the region has actually been fairly busy, with places such as Cancun, Puerto Morelos, and Isla Mujeres still having a good amount of hotel bookings and reservations.

With the Mexican Caribbean experiencing such a boom in popularity, limited flight routes and cheap flight deals had started to become few and far between.

Now, thanks to the U.S Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Mexico’s safety rating has been granted its highest level in more than two years, meaning that more flight paths and more airline companies are now able to offer services to hungry tourists looking for a slice of paradise. 

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Low-cost air carrier Viva Aerobus announced a swathe of new routes to Mexico from Austin, Denver, Miami, New York City, San Francisco, and Orlando, and have already seen bookings soar. 

As perceived security threats remain low, more and more people will be drawn to the region, meaning the need for more flights will not just be a request, but a requirement. 

New Airport 

The brand-new Felipe Carrillo Puerto International Airport in Tulum is due to begin its inaugural flights next month and is expected to have a capacity for 5.5 million passengers annually, as well as 32,000 annual operations. 

That’s a lot of people and a lot of flights…

cancun hotel zone at sunset

With Cancun International still reigning champion as the busiest airport in the region, seeing upwards of 500 flights per day, this new airport will alleviate some pressure and inevitably enable more tourists to come to the Mexican Caribbean. 

Heavyweight airlines such as Delta and Spirit have announced flights that will begin on March 28, 2024, and the allure of them being nonstop options is expected to see them become extremely popular. 

As the cost of living crisis is still having an effect on American families, as well as all over the world, it is clear that many people will be looking to find ways to keep spending and costs low when booking their next vacation. 

spirit airline fleet

With multiple carriers flying to the same destinations such as Cancun and Tulum, the competition to have the most seats filled will be of huge importance, and the best way to do that is: to offer cheaper flights.

Katy Nastro, Spokesperson for Going, stated:

The cities that will see the cheapest flights to Mexico have one thing in common: there will be multiple carriers flying to the same destination. The number one driver for cheap flights is competition, as more routes get added by more carriers, we will likely start to see which cities come out on top for cheaper flights to Mexico.”

Looking To The Future 

It is important that after experiencing such huge success throughout this year, local authorities and government take stock and reflect on what worked and what did not within the tourism industry. 

Certainly, key factors to this surge in popularity will be down to enhanced security throughout the region, with investment in surveillance and increased patrols in order to keep tourists safe. 


Another will be the endless list of attractions and offerings for tourists, with the expansion of archaeological sites and reopening of popular environmental areas, as well as the increased number of ‘Magical Towns’ and ‘Blue Flag’ beaches open for everyone in order to have the best vacation possible. 

And, of course, the increased connectivity, not only with the building of a new airport but also the billion-dollar infrastructure project that is the Maya Train, which is set to unlock the entire Yucatan Peninsula to tourists who would have once only stayed in their known hotel zone, and can now see the hidden treasures all around for an extremely reasonable price.

With flights expecting to become ever cheaper from next year, could 2024 be the year of all years for the Mexican Caribbean?

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