Merida, Yucatan, March 10, 2023.- February 2023 has been the best February in the history of Yucatan in terms of passenger movement, as Merida International Airport “Manuel Crescencio Rejon” registered 280,991 passengers, which meant a 53.7% growth compared to the same period in 2022 and reflects the good work that the Government of Mauricio Vila Dosal is doing to promote Yucatan, in the country and worldwide.
This month is one of the five busiest months for the air hub since records have been kept. Of the total, 250,908 came from domestic flights, an increase of 53.7%, and 30,083 from international flights, representing an increase of 66.2%, compared to the same period last year.
In addition, from January to February 2023, there was a total movement of 585,196 travelers, the highest number for the first two months of the year, with an accumulated increase of 56.5% compared to 2022.
There were 525,251 domestic travelers, the highest number in the first two months, with an increase of 56.1% over the previous period, and 59,945 international travelers, again a milestone, with a 60.2% positive rate.
These historic figures are the result of a good recovery in Yucatan, after going through the worst pandemic in history, so the state continues to transform and advance in economic matters, as a result of the variety of tourist attractions it offers to the international public.
An example of this is that last December, the Governor presented a certificate to the 3 millionth passenger, Alberto Flores Torres, since the highest figure of 2019 was surpassed, when 2.8 million travelers were registered, a reflection of the development and positioning of the destination.
In addition to this, the state has increased its air connection by inaugurating 2 direct routes: Guanajuato-Merida, operated by Volaris and Viva Aerobus, as well as Merida-Guatemala and Merida-Flores, operated by TAG Airlines, with 4 and 3 flights a week, respectively, and competitive fares.
Vila Dosal and Viva Aerobus executives announced that the territory will have a new operational base or hub for the company at the Merida Airport, as a result of the Governor’s efforts, which will allow 3 aircraft to stay overnight; this will increase connectivity in the region and generate 600 jobs, both direct and indirect.
Finally, Yucatan is connected through 11 domestic routes to cities such as Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Tuxtla Gutierrez, Veracruz, Villahermosa, Tijuana and Oaxaca; during the rest of this year, Toluca, Leon and Queretaro will be added, as well as 8 international routes to Toronto, Canada; Houston, Miami, Dallas and Oakland, United States; Havana, Cuba, and Guatemala City and Flores, Guatemala.
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