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Passenger arrivals at the Merida airport could increase during Semana Santa and Easter week

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Authorities of the airport are expecting an increase in the volume of 10,000 passengers that arrive daily during Easter Week.

Merida’s International Airport “Manuel Crescencio Rejon” is ready for Semana Santa and Easter Week. It now receives close to 10,000 passengers per day, a figure that will surely increase, even though the remodeling work is 85 percent complete.

The administrator of the air terminal, Oscar Carrillo Maldonado, said that they are around 10 thousand passengers per day, an important number that will be maintained and increased during the vacation season.

The president of the Mexican Hotel Association in Yucatán, Juan José Martín Pacheco, commented that the flights for Easter Week will be full even though the costs are not so low.

Carrillo Maldonado said that occupancy at the airport is now at 80 percent and on peak days, such as Fridays and Mondays, it is 95 percent, and during the vacation season, these figures increase to over 90 percent on average.

He assured that with Aeromar’s exit from the market, and the possible loss of connectivity with the destinations it handled, he said that some connections were lost, but the other airlines are absorbing those demands with the aircraft.

“The work on this air terminal is almost ready, it should be finished by mid-year, we are 86 percent complete and the work is already being used by passengers, as an area is finished it is made available for passengers to use,” he said.

2022 was framed as the best year for tourism in Yucatán, after the hard blow to the sector caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. In this context, Merida International Airport reached historic figures; in December it reached and surpassed 3 million passengers, with a total of 3 million 92 thousand 951 arrivals to the Yucatan capital throughout the year.

Yucatan is connected through 11 domestic routes to national destinations such as Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Tuxtla Gutierrez, Veracruz, Villahermosa, Tijuana, and Oaxaca, as well as eight international routes to Toronto, Canada; Houston, Miami, Dallas, and Oakland, in the United States; Havana, Cuba; and Guatemala City and Flores, in Guatemala.

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