As part of Yucatan’s “Economic and Tourism Reactivation Plan,” the state government, headed by governor Mauricio Vila Dosal through the Tourism Development Secretariat (SEFOTUR) and in coordination with ASUR Group, the Mérida International Airport concessionaire has worked on actions to restore air connectivity affected by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, monitoring the frequencies and gradually restore air connectivity in the state.
Several months ago, airlines reduced their flight frequencies to the state’s capital due to the contingency caused by COVID-19. As of June, Yucatán began with a gradual process of reactivation of its airline industry at the Mérida´s international airport, recovering 42 percent of its domestic flight frequencies in August.
Volaris, the airline with the largest number of routes to Yucatán, has increased its operations by 109 percent, reactivating the domestic routes to Mérida from Monterrey, Guadalajara and Tijuana, in addition to its route to Mexico City. On the other hand, Interjet opened two daily flights from Mexico City to Mérida, doubling the weekly frequency from seven to 14 flights. Aeroméxico, on its Mexico City-to-Mérida route, increased from 33 to 40 weekly flights as of August, while Viva Aerobus has activated 18 weekly flights to Mérida from Mexico City, Villahermosa and Monterrey.
In addition to the domestic flights recovery, in September, Yucatán will reactivate its international flight Miami-to-Mérida operated by American Airlines and it is expected that this year the flights to Houston, Havana and Toronto will recover, depending on the development of the health contingency.