Intense Air Traffic at Merida International Airport
There is an intense travel activity in the Merida International Airport this week due to the massive arrival of conventions and conferences participants, as well as many tourists that will be attending the Mayan Culture International Festival (FICMAYA).
Sold out flights from Aeromexico, Interjet and Volaris arrived from Mexico City. Other flights coming from Guadalajara and Monterrey had an occupancy of 65-75 %.
“There has been a great flow of passengers since last weekend with high occupation on flights to Mexico City and other destinations”, said Marco Aguilar Gongora, Merida International Airport Manager.
Five Star Hotels and Resorts in Merida are having figures of 95 – 100% occupancy. All these people are participating in the different conferences and conventions that are taking place in our city during the month of October.
Mexican Airline Interjet has 10 daily flights between Mexico City and Merida, while Aeromexico has 12 and Volaris 8, with a total of 20 daily flights between these two cities, and all of them are totally sold out.
Low budget Airline VivaAerobus has 4 weekly flights connecting Merida to the cities of Guadalajara and Monterrey.
This is considered high season for Business Travel in Merida, and in the last 3 months of the year 2013, a great number of national and international visitors is still expected, since there are many more conferences, seminars, conventions and other important business meetings taking place in our city, along with other cultural events that bring many tourists.
The most important Conventions that will be held this month in Merida are Universidad del Valle de Mexico National Convention, Rotary Club International Annual Meeting, “Mezfer Trade Amigos” Conference, and other Groups from the Textile Industry, the Mexican Mathematicians Society and Clinical Pathologists.
The State Tourism Department reported that more conventions are scheduled for next month, such as the Mexican Academy of Neurology Annual Reunion, the Mexican Society of Urology Conference, Royal Prestige Company National Convention, Intercontinental Hotels International Summit, among others.