As Mexico’s popularity among international travelers continues its meteoric rise,a variety of airlines and destinations throughout the country are increasing the number of available flights in order to meet the growing demand. Sunwing,Southwest,Aeromexico Volaris and AirTran are among the carriers that have announced new service to Mexico real estate since the beginning of 2013.
Due to sustained strong demand,Sunwing has added additional flights from Toronto and Edmonton in Canada to Cancun,Mexico. The new flights from Toronto will leave Fridays at 8:45 p.m. and Saturdays at both 4 p.m. and 8:55 p.m.
“We’ve seen a great demand for Cancun and the Riviera Maya this winter,” shared Andrew Dawson,president of tour operations for Sunwing. “So much so,that space was very limited on our three existing weekly flights and we were unable to satisfy the continued demand.”
Similarly,Southwest Airlines is now offering nonstop service between the U.S. cities of Austin,Texas,and Denver,Colorado,and Cabo San Lucas,Mexico. The new service from both locations will be operated by Southwest’s wholly owned subsidiary AirTran Airways and will begin in March of 2013. AirTran already offers nonstop service to Cabo from Orange County,California.
In addition,Aeromexico will begin offering travelers at Nashville International Airport a new option for reaching Cancun,Mexico,with nonstop service beginning in February and continuing through at least August of 2013. The flights will depart from Nashville on Saturday evenings and will return from Cancun Sunday mornings. Rob Wigington,president and CEO of the Metropolitan Nashville Authority,said the organization is “focused on adding additional nonstop service to Cancun.”
Finally,Volaris Airline will once again offer flights from Merida in Mexico’s Yucatan state,with at least four flights scheduled each week,taking off from Mexico City and landing in the popular expat destination of Merida less than two hours later.