April 6, 2024
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Mexicana de Aviación Takes Off, but Where’s Tulum on the Map?

TULUM, Mexico – In the unfolding story of Mexicana de Aviación, the state-owned airline slated to commence operations in December, a glimmer of hope emerged with the launch of its official website. While ticket sales are yet to be activated, the website’s content raises intriguing questions, particularly the conspicuous absence of Tulum among its scheduled destinations.

A peek into the website reveals enticing promotional offers for its inaugural phase, including complimentary beverages, seat selection at no extra cost, and an impressive 15-kilogram baggage allowance for the first suitcase—a generous increase from the industry standard of 10 kilograms.

As for its destinations, Mexicana de Aviación categorizes them into three distinct realms: beach, adventure, and business.

Under the beach category, the airline is all set to whisk passengers away to Acapulco, Cancún, Cozumel, Huatulco, Ixtapa, La Paz, Los Cabos, Mazatlán, and Puerto Vallarta. These idyllic coastal havens promise sun-soaked days and pristine shores.

Mexicana de Aviación Takes Off, but Where's Tulum on the Map?

In the business arena, Mexicana de Aviación’s offerings include, in alphabetical order, Bajío, Campeche, Ciudad Juárez, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Tijuana, and Villahermosa—strategically catering to the corporate traveler.

However, the absence of Tulum from any of these categories raises eyebrows, given that the airport is slated for inauguration in December and has been designated as a secondary hub for the airline, following the Felipe Ángeles International Airport.

It’s important to note that the omission of Tulum from the initial website does not necessarily imply that the charming coastal town won’t be one of Mexicana de Aviación’s destinations. Such oversights could inadvertently leave out other potential destinations in the airline’s plans as well.

Mexicana de Aviación, as widely known, is a state-owned airline and will be operated by the Secretariat of National Defense. According to their projections, ticket sales are expected to commence in September.

Mexicana de Aviación Takes Off, but Where's Tulum on the Map?

With great anticipation surrounding the airline’s launch, it aims to capture a significant share of the national market in the near future, with an ambitious target of up to 6%. Furthermore, rumors suggest that when tickets become available, they may be priced 15% to 20% lower than the prevailing rates on the routes they will operate.


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