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Low-cost airlines willing to operate in the new Tulum airport

By Tribune Travel

November 03, 2022

The low-cost airlines Southwest, Spirit, Frontier, Jetblue, Alaska Airlines, Volaris, and VivaAerobus are the most interested in flying from the Tulum International Airport, one of the works promoted to reduce the economic backwardness and community of the Yucatan Peninsula.

“Low-cost airlines (Southwest, Spirit, Frontier, Jetblue, Alaska Airlines, Volaris, and VivaAerobus) show an interest in the new Tulum Airport and are willing to operate in it at lower rates than in Cancun, slot flexibility, airport expansion flexibility, and ease of operation”, reveals IATAConsulting.

In contrast, the large traditional North American airlines such as American Airlines, Delta Airlines, and United Airlines are not enthusiastic about the new air terminal in the city of Mayan culture in Quintana Roo, since their priority is to grow in the Cancun International Airport, he says. the market study and traffic forecasts for the new Tulum Airport.

The document held by Forbes Mexico recalls that Canadian and American travelers from traditional airlines hire vacation packages aligned with the hotel business model of Cancun and Playa del Carmen.

“Traditional European airlines are more likely to operate in complementary airports such as Tulum than North American ones, as they have already shown by starting operations at La Romana Airport in the Dominican Republic,” says the entity linked to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).





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