After almost 2 years, the Toronto-Mérida air route is reactivated

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Mérida, Yucatán, (December 15, 2021).- After almost 2 years suspended due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Toronto-Mérida air route, of the WestJet airline, resumed operations to continue promoting the recovery of connectivity through this route.

The head of the Tourism Development Secretariat (Sefotur), Michelle Fridman, received the passengers from Toronto who arrived through said flight, which is added to the 4 direct international connections that are in the International Airport of the City of Mérida “Manuel Crescencio Rejón” from Miami, Houston, Oakland and Dallas.

West Jet’s B737-800 aircraft arrived this day in the Yucatecan capital at 1:20 p.m. and will arrive weekly, every Tuesday in December.

Accompanied by the administrator of the Merida air terminal, Oscar Carrillo Maldonado, the official confirmed the arrival of the plane, which returned to Canadian lands at 2:35 p.m., with passengers on board.

The Toronto-Mérida route has been established as a constant in the winter season, for the linkage of Canadian tourism. Due to the declaration of a Coronavirus pandemic, established by the World Health Organization (WHO), at the end of March 2020, this flight was suspended, however, with the gradual restart of international air mobility, its recovery was announced.

It should be noted that this service registered, during the months of January to March 2020, that is, before the pandemic, 77.2% average occupancy in arrivals and departures, at said terminal in the Yucatecan capital.

The Canadian firm WestJet Airlines is the second largest in that country, together with its regional subsidiary WestJet Encore, and has connections to about 90 destinations, including the United States, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe.

Source: Yucatan al instante



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