TULUM, Mexico – In less than four months since the unveiling of the new Felipe Carrillo Puerto International Airport, the initial set of five routes by Viva Aerobus from Tulum to both Mexico City airports (AIFA and AICM), Guadalajara, Monterrey, and Tijuana have been announced.
As of today, travelers can secure their tickets for these new routes set to take off in the final month of the year. On December 1st, services will commence to the nation’s capital and Monterrey, followed by Guadalajara on the 16th, and Tijuana on the 17th.
“Quintana Roo stands as a tourism giant, and aerial connectivity plays a pivotal role in fortifying our destinations’ accessibility, attracting fresh investments, generating employment, and fostering shared prosperity across the state. Consequently, Viva Aerobus’ introduction of these five new routes in Tulum is poised to inject renewed vigor into the local tourism, the economic engine of the region,” affirmed the governor of Quintana Roo, Mara Lezama Espinosa.
To inaugurate operations at this novel airport, the routes from Tulum to Mexico City International Airport (AICM) and Monterrey will offer daily flights, while flights to the new Mexico City International Airport (AIFA) and Guadalajara will operate thrice weekly. Tijuana flights will be weekly in the off-peak season and three times a week during the high season.
According to the airline, these five routes have been strategically designed to address the surging demand for flights to sun-soaked and beachside destinations, while also providing passengers with more avenues to connect to diverse points in the region.
In this context, the state’s tourism secretary, Bernardo Cueto Riestra, highlighted that the previous year saw the Riviera Maya, encompassing Tulum and Playa del Carmen, emerging as the second most frequented destination in the region, trailing only behind Cancun. “With these flights, Tulum’s tourism potential receives a substantial boost, propelling it towards becoming one of the cherished Caribbean beaches. We anticipate surpassing the 1.7 million visitors recorded in 2022,” he remarked.
With this announcement, Viva Aerobus takes the lead as the sole airline operating from all four international airports in Quintana Roo: Cancun, Chetumal, Cozumel, and now, Tulum. Moreover, it’s noteworthy that Viva has witnessed substantial growth in this state. In recent months, they inaugurated routes such as Cancun – Quito and Cancun – Los Cabos, while also resuming seasonal flights like Monterrey – Cozumel. Consequently, Viva has solidified its position as one of the leading carriers in the state, boasting a network of over 30 routes.
“There exists a significant market opportunity for a destination like Tulum, boasting an enviable location to cater to and stimulate demand across the Riviera Maya. We are thrilled to connect to this new airport, a strategic infrastructure devised by the Federal Government; and we will arrive with the most compelling value proposition: direct flights, modern aircraft, affordable fares, and top-notch customer service for our passengers,” elucidated Juan Carlos Zuazua, CEO of Viva Aerobus.
Viva emphasizes that all these flights will be operated using Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft, constituting Mexico’s youngest fleet with an average age of five years.