VivaAerobus launches new flights to Quintana Roo
They will aid in the economic recovery process
VivaAerobus launched its new regular Cozumel-Mexico City route and its summer season Cozumel-Monterrey route, operated with Airbus A320 aircraft.
“The arrival of Viva Aerobus from Mexico City and Monterrey during the summeris fantastic news for Cozumel. We hope that it will aid in the economic recovery process and that the success of these routes will benefit tourism on the island,” said Daro Flota Ocampo, general director of the Quintana Roo Tourism Promotion Council (CPTQ).
Cozumel-Monterrey, an airline-operated route, will begin operations on July 2 with two flights per week (Monday and Friday) and will be available until August 13. Tickets, now on sale, start at $509 pesos for a single trip plus the Airport Use Fee (TUA). According to the official, Cozumel-Mexico City flights will begin on July 5 with a daily flight starting at $169 pesos for a single trip plus TUA.
“In collaboration with tourism and health authorities, we work to position and promote such entities as safe and appealing destinations for the summer vacation season, while protecting passengers’ health and economy,” he added.
Viva Aerobus is currently Quintana Roo‘s leading airline, with 31 routes to and from Cancun (23 domestic and eight international). They also have added operations from Chetumal to Mexico City, and now from Cozumel to CDMX and Monterrey.
Also from Canada
Besides VivaAerobus, there was also the announcement that the Sunwing airline will return to Cancun from the International Airport of the Waterloo Region in Canada for the next winter season.
From December 13, 2021 to April 18, 2022, the flights will take place once a week on Mondays. “This service has proven to be a success ten times over before, so the residents of the surrounding area will appreciate being able to go to paradise safely under our wings,” said Andrew Dawson, Sunwing President of Tourism Operations.
Thanks to the number of tourists it sends to Quintana Roo, Canada is the second most important international market for the Mexican Caribbean, trailing only the United States. By the end of 2019, the state had attracted more than a million tourists from that country, though that figure had dropped by more than half by 2020.
So far in 2021 that market has practically been lost, as flights suspension was in force for the first three months of the year, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.