The figures from the international airport of the Yucatecan capital showed an increase in the movement of travelers in the first half of June
MÉRIDA, Yucatán. – The sustained recovery that the Mérida International Airport (MID) “Manuel Crescencio Rejón” has had in the last five months of 2021 continues its course despite the increase in infections due to the coronavirus pandemic; And at the close of the first half of June, the percentage of commercial operations rescued oscillates at 70 percent compared to the same period in 2019.
The general administration of the air terminal announced that this week that ends today (Sunday) will close with 220 commercial operations, while in the one that is about to start, 328 are already scheduled, that is, 108 more flights, both departure and arrival. to different national and international destinations.
So far this year, the daily flow of passengers already oscillates between six thousand people, although on strong days such as Fridays and Mondays that figure can be exceeded. The recovery percentage is around 70 percent compared to a period without the Covid-19 pandemic, although expectations are higher for the months of July and August, during the summer holidays.
Óscar Carrillo Maldonado, general administrator of the air terminal, shared with Novedades Yucatán that after the month of May closed with 170,936 people who traveled by air, which represented a 1,112.1 percent variation compared to the same month of Last year (2020), the month of June seems to paint with better figures that could be surpassed.
“We are doing well in the month of June, we have more frequencies of airlines such as VivaAerobus, for next week we will have 238 commercial operations and that is a good indicator … the growth is noticeable.”