Here’s our round up of airline news from the Mexican Caribbean.
Due to growing demand, plans are afoot to expand terminal three at Cancun International Airport and build a fourth terminal, giving it the capacity to receive up to 25 million passengers a year. If the Mexican authorities approve the project, the completion date for the new terminal is 2017.
Frontier is introducing a weekly flight from Washington on November 22 and five weekly flights from Philadelphia in December, and Delta will start a Saturday-only service from New Orleans to Cancun in February 2015. As of December 3, Mexican budget carrier Viva Aerobus will also have five weekly flights from Houston and is planning to add a service from Dallas-Fort Worth. Volaris is following suit with a twice-weekly Las Vegas-Cancun flight on December 18.
There are additional flights from Canada too. Air Canada Rouge will operate a new flight from Montreal starting January 14 and charter carrier Sunwing will be offering a Saturday flight from Buffalo Niagara Airport from January 17 to May 9.
South American carriers are laying on more flights to Cancun. Lan Peru is now offering 11 flights a week from Lima and Avianca five flights from Bogota, respectively.
European carriers are also boosting their services. Pullman Air is introducing a weekly flight from Spain in the first week of February 2015. Russians will be able to discover the Mexican Caribbean this winter as Transaero and Nordwind Airlines will now offer five flights a week from Moscow and St. Petersburg.
In other Mexican flight news, Aeromexico has added new direct flights from Tokyo to Monterrey and Sao Paulo to Cancun to its expanding network.
Plans have been unveiled for Mexico City’s new airport, part of an ambitious redevelopment plan for districts in the east of the metropolitan area. Work on the airport will begin in 2015 and by 2020 it is expected to handle 410,000 flights a year with more than 50 million passengers.
The innovative design of the airport is a joint project by British architect Norman Foster and Mexican Fernando Romero, both of whom have won numerous awards. The facility will be one of the largest airports in the world and will use sustainable technology.
Source; Travel Weekly Cancun Visitors & Convention Bureau, El Universal