New Viva Aerobus Mérida-Tuxtla Gutiérrez direct flight to start operations in June


The low cost airline Viva Aerobus will open its new Mérida-Tuxtla Gutiérrez (Chiapas) direct flight on June 4, with which Yucatán expands and strengthens its regional air connectivity.

The secretary of Tourism Promotion of Yucatan, Saul Ancona Salazar, and Viva Aerobus director of Route Planning, Rubén López, announced this agreement during the Tianguis Turístico México 2018 that took place in the port of Mazatlán.

The new flight will start on June 4 and will have two departures from the international airport of Mérida, on Mondays and Thursdays. As a consequence, it is expected that by June 2019, Viva Aerobus will offer 38,000 available seats.

Ancona Salazar stressed that with this new Mérida-Tuxtla Gutiérrez route, the airline Viva Aerobus will have five destinations departing from Mérida: Monterrey, Veracruz, Mexico City, Guadalajara and Tuxtla.

The head of Sefotur, held a meeting with Aeromexico executives to analyze the promotion strategies they will use to improve the dissemination of the international flight Mérida-Atlanta.

“A new route means more growth for the destination, both for ours and for Tuxtla Gutiérrez, which is an important city,” said Ancona Salazar. “These new flights position the Yucatan as a point of reference in tourism, strengthens the regional relationships and encourages the arrival of more visitors.”