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The state of Yucatán breaks records of passenger arrivals by air

- December 17, 2022

The state of Yucatan does not stop growing day by day, not for nothing was awarded the title of being one of the 4 best cities in the world to live, all this is based on efforts, hard work and commitment.

Governor Mauricio Villa reaffirms that Yucatan as an important tourist magnet thanks to the promotion of the state that is carried out nationally and internationally, Last November 310,372 passengers arrived at the Mérida International Airport, until now November has the title of the “month with the highest passenger movement” since there is record, this means a growth of 40% if we compare it with the month of November 2021.

If we compare it with the month of December 2019, which was 266,000 passengers to the same air terminal, it is far exceeded by the recent month of November, after the pandemic, travel and tourist destinations have increased their occupancy, and passenger traffic. for the recently concluded month of November of this year compared to the previous one was 9%, a large growth.

ASUR gave a report where there was an increase of 39.5% compared to the same month of 2021 in the movement of passengers from domestic flights, and in terms of international passengers, the enormous amount of 46.9% grew, compared to the same month of 2021.

All these percentages and historical figures are thanks to the hard work, effort, and dedication to make a good recovery in Yucatan, we all know what happened in the pandemic and the enormous losses that they represented for many sectors of the state, several years after this world event, the state of Yucatan continues to transform and advance in its economy, they have made an effort to increase and create a variety of tourist attractions, both in its capital and in places close to it (Progreso, Valladolid, Ticul, etc).

A summary of what 2022 was like and what it represented for Yucatan is that from January to November of this year, the passenger traffic that landed in the Yucatecan capital by plane was 2,752,025 people.

Recently, the government of Yucatan increased its air connection by inaugurating the new Guanajuato-Mérida direct flight, flight days are Monday and Friday, this line is operated by Volaris.

Another new air route is the Mérida-Guatemala and Mérida-Flores run by TAG Airlines, with a frequency of 4 and 3 flights a week.

It should be remembered that in August Governor Vila Dosal and directors of Viva Aerobus announced that Yucatan will have a new operational base (air hub) of the airline at the Merida International Airport, this will allow three aircraft to spend the night and, with This will increase connectivity to this destination, it is good to mention that thanks to this, more than 600 jobs are generated, between direct and indirect.

This base would operate more than 400 flights per month and transport more than 160,000 passengers.

In its efforts to connect Yucatán with the world, the state government has planned the entry into operation, in the next months, of 3 new air routes to directly connect Yucatán with León, Querétaro and Toluca, with this implementation in total it would be 10 routes of this airline, and Viva Aerobus would remain as the airline with the greatest offer in the territory.

Yucatán is connected through 11 national routes to cities such as Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Veracruz, Villahermosa, Tijuana, Oaxaca, but they will not only stay there, this year they will add cities such as Toluca, León and Querétaro, and internationalyl there would be 8 new routes to Toronto, Canada; Houston, Miami, Dallas and Oakland in the United States; Havana Cuba; and Guatemala City and Flores, in Guatemala.

Without a doubt, the state of Yucatan continues to grow and create new routes to connect Yucatan with the whole world, the task now is not only to connect it nationally but internationally, bringing tourists from all over the world to discover the great beauties of our state. cenotes, monuments, museums, free shows, gastronomy, sunsets, beaches, Yucatan is a host of new experiences, and it is time for the world to learn about them.

Source: TopYucatan