The arrival of tourists by air to Yucatan increases by leaps and bounds, since in January of last year, an average of 191,982 tourists had been taken, while in the first month of this year there were approximately 210,000 visitors from national destinations and international.
Growth is potential, given that in 2017 there were a total of 2 million 148 thousand 484 travelers compared to 2 million 451 thousand 66 last year.
This is due to the efforts of the authorities in the field of tourism and the presence of Yucatan in various forums. At this moment, more than 13 international and national airlines showed their interest in opening new routes from various destinations to Yucatan, as a result of the negotiations held within the framework of the Routes America fair, considered the most important commercial aviation in the world.
Starting in March, Yucatán will increase its flights to Hermosillo, Chihuahua, Oaxaca, and Tijuana, through the airline Volaris, which will be added to the three flights to León, Villahermosa and Toronto that entered into operation in the first month of the year.
The Secretariat of Tourism Development (Sefotur), Michelle Fridman Hirsch, took stock of the movement registered last year at the International Airport of Mérida, which closed with the arrival of 2 million 451 thousand 66 passengers, both entry and exit, which It meant a growth of 14.11 percent compared to 2017.
Also in that year, he said, the air terminal of the Yucatecan capital received 195 weekly domestic flights, with 16 international flights, with an offer of 30,346 airplane seats.
Among the companies interested in consolidating and generating new flights to the Yucatan Peninsula, he highlighted Southwest Airlines, InterJet, UA, Aeromar, Avianca, Viva Aerobus, Sunwing Airlines, Westjet, Copa Airlines, American, TAR, JetBlue Airways, and Plus Ultra.
The strategy is focused on increasing the international air connectivity of Yucatán to consolidate it as a reference destination in the Mexican southeast.
During his stay he participated in various news forums of the aviation industry and met with the tourist offices of the province of Quebéc and its different ports, to strengthen the ties between the territory and such an important city in Canada.
On the other hand, Michell Fridman highlighted the results of the International Tourism Fair (Fitur) in Madrid, where 200 appointments were made, 13 thousand tastings were offered and the «Excelencias Turísticas» prize was awarded for the Yucatan Turístico 360 project, as well as of having signed the letter of intent with the Royal Academy of Gastronomy (RAG)…