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Dogs prevent a VivaAerobus flight from landing at the Mérida airport

- April 10, 2023

Passengers on VivaAerobus flight 4280, from Monterrey, reported that due to the presence of dogs on the runways of the Mérida International Airport, the aircraft’s captain decided to divert the flight to Cancun to refuel.

At the airline counter, they stated that they were unaware of the reasons why the aircraft could not land, which generated a certain amount of mistrust among the people who come to the air terminal, either to look for clients to take them to their hotels or to receive to family or friends.

Sara Flores, a young woman from Monterrey, explained that according to information from the aircraft crew, there were dogs on the runway and personnel from the control tower asked to make a lap of no more than 10 minutes.

However, after waiting 10 minutes, the captain of the aircraft noticed that there was little fuel, which is why he decided to go to an alternate airport, in this case Cancun, where they arrived at 9:30 a.m. and then After refueling, they returned to the Mérida airport shortly before 11:00 a.m.

The same version was given by other passengers who arrived on the same flight, who stated that everything was fine and some jokingly commented that it was worth it, because they were able to see Puerto Cancun from the air, said Selene Martínez.

Delayed flights

With more than three hours delay, United flight 1427 left yesterday for the city of Houston, Texas. It was originally supposed to take off at 7:00 a.m., but because the crew completed their flight hours, it was rescheduled until 10 a.m., while TAG canceled its trip to Flores, Guatemala.

The five operations scheduled between 3:15 and 8:00 a.m. took off slightly late, some just two minutes behind schedule and others up to 10 minutes later than scheduled. The first to leave was the 1111 to the country’s capital of VivaAerobus, at 3:17, instead of 3:15; while the 4281 of the same airline, bound for Monterrey, which should have left at 6:00 a.m., did so at 6:09 a.m.

The three overnight Aeroméxico flights to the country’s capital that should have departed at 6:10, 7:00 and 7:44 a.m. did so at 6:22, 7:08 and 7:54 a.m., while the Guatemala, which should have left at 7:50, was cancelled.

While the 13 flights that depart between 8:00 a.m. and 1:40 p.m., eight went to the metropolis and the rest to Guadalajara, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Veracruz, Havana and Guadalajara.

Regarding the 13 flights arriving between 8:00 a.m. and 1:50 p.m., seven from Mexico City and the remaining Guadalajara, one from Volaris and another from Viva Aerobus, at 8:13 and 8:30 a.m., respectively. Another from Tuxtla Gutiérrez, at 12:30 p.m., and one more from Veracruz at 12:50 p.m., both from VivaAerobus and the 124 from Guatemala from TAG, which, as mentioned at the beginning, was cancelled.

Source: Por Esto

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