Several major airlines have added Cancun to their flight network in recent months, a sign of the Mexican Caribbean’s enduring popularity for world travelers. Air France’s inaugural flight on the direct Paris-Cancun route arrived at Cancun International Airport on October 21 bringing 462 passengers. One of the world’s most important airlines, Air France will be offering three flights a week and connections to other European capitals.

In other airline news, Aeroflot inaugurated its Moscow-Cancun route on October 31 in addition to two charter airlines Nordwind Airlines and Orenbur Airlines, which will also be flying this route.

Aerolineas Argentinas will be flying direct from Buenos Aires this winter.

North of the border, US Airways is to offer a new flight to Cancun from Boston, and AirTran will fly from San Antonio as of May (pending government approval). Canadian airlines Air Transat and Sunwing have also expanded their winter operations. Air Transat has added a new route from Quebec and Sunwing will be flying four times a week from Montreal. Other major US airlines are also expanding their flight networks, not just to the Mexican Caribbean, but to other areas of the country, making it easier than ever to visit its colonial cities and other natural and historical attractions.