New Horizons: Direct Flights to Tulum from the United States after the inauguration of its Airport. US Airlines Already Project Routes to Tulum Airport.
The inauguration of the Tulum International Airport (TQO) promises to be a new dawn for travelers seeking the jewels of the Mexican Caribbean.
Set to open its doors to commercial air traffic next month, this airport located on the Yucatan Peninsula promises to decongest Cancún International Airport (CUN) and offer a more direct route to the region’s treasures.
Given the imminent opening, four airlines, including two Americans, have already confirmed their itineraries to this new terminal.
An Airport That Defines the Future of Travel
The government of Mexico, led by Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has taken the initiative to strengthen airport infrastructure with the creation of two new international airports, including TQO.
This move is in line with the growing popularity of Tulum as a vacation destination, highlighted by its access to beautiful beaches and cultural riches.
The opening of the Tulum International Airport, scheduled for December 1, 2023, and the prompt response of the airlines that have ensured their presence with flights to this destination, illustrates the expectation of a tourism boom in the region.
US Airlines Already Project Routes to Tulum Airport
It is expected that by April 2024, the airport will offer at least 53 weekly flights between national and international airlines as we will see below.
Aeroméxico: Daily Connections to the Heart of Tulum
Aeroméxico, the banner of Mexican aviation, has been one of the first to confirm its participation since the beginning of operations.
The airline will offer two daily flights from Mexico City (MEX), managed by Aeroméxico Connect and its fleet of Embraer E1s with capacity for 99 passengers.
Viva Aerobús: Expanding the National Network
Viva Aerobús, known for its ultra-low cost model, has outlined four national routes to Tulum, connecting nerve centers in the country since the opening day.
With flights from Guadalajara (GDL), Mexico City (MEX), Monterrey (MTY) and Tijuana (TIJ), Viva Aerobús is positioned as an essential bridge for domestic travelers.
Delta Airlines: A Direct Bridge from the US
Delta Airlines, Aeroméxico’s main ally, has demonstrated its agility by being the first US airline to announce flights to Tulum.
Starting March 28, Delta will connect Atlanta with Tulum, offering daily flights operated by Boeing 737-800 aircraft with capacity for 160 passengers. “Increasing our presence in Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula is a priority,” said Delta’s Joe Esposito, highlighting the improved customer experience.
Spirit Airlines: Innovating with ULCC Services
By beginning international operations at TQO on March 28, 2024, Spirit Airlines positions itself as a key player in economic access to Mexico.
Tulum: The New Tourist Epicenter
With the inauguration of its airport, Tulum is preparing to receive an unprecedented tourist flow. From its roots as a sleepy fishing village to becoming a trendy enclave for travelers, Tulum has undergone a radical transformation.
The city, located in the Riviera Maya, offers everything from ancient Mayan ruins and trendy cafes to luxury accommodation and nature reserves such as Sian Ka’an, making it an essential destination.
With the arrival of new airlines to the Tulum International Airport, an increase in tourist demand is anticipated and, consequently, a possible increase in the supply of accommodations and activities in the region.
This airport will not only facilitate access to the wonders of Tulum, but will also strengthen the local economy and Mexico’s position as a tourism leader in the Caribbean.
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