Skip to Content

New Flights To Cancun From U.S. As City Hits 3 Million Tourists Since Reopening

Share The Article

Last Updated

New flights are being added to Cancun from the United States and Canada as the tourism hotspot approaches 3 million tourists since reopening for tourism back in June.

Director General of the Tourism Promotion Council of Quintana Roo, Darío Flota Ocampo expressed his gratitude for the continued success in Cancun, Mexico. 

“The entire local tourism industry has worked to build confidence in travelers, which allows us to continue in the process of recovering the arrival of flights,” Ocampo said. 

cancun beach tourists

Ocampo stated that the successful restart of tourism in Cancun will be celebrated when the city reaches 3 million tourists in the coming days. 

Cancun will see a multitude of new flights added over the coming weeks as the city prepares for high season and airlines take advantage of the increase in demand. 

cancun resort pool

New Flights to Cancun Announced From The United States

Multiple U.S. airlines are adding more connectivity to Cancun including:

  • American Airlines from Indianapolis to Cancun starting December 19 once weekly.
  • American Airlines From Charlotte to Cancun will increase to 4 daily flights.
  • American Airlines from Dallas to Cancun will increase to 6 daily flights.
Flight over cancun
  • Spirit Airlines from Orlando to Cancun beginning December 16 will run 6 days per week. 
  • Alaska Airlines from Los Angeles to Cancun will run once daily starting December 17.
  • Frontier Airlines from Orlando to Cancun will begin February 11th with 4 flights per week.
  • Frontier Airlines from Miami to Cancun starting March 11th with 4 flights per week. 
tulum ruins

New Flights to Cancun Announced From Canada

  • WestJet has now increased its frequencies from Toronto and Calgary to Cancun 
  • WestJet has announced the airline will fly its Boeing 787 Dreamliner from Calgary to Cancun beginning on January 3rd. The plane features 320 seats with 16 business class in a 1-2-1 configuration with lie-flat seats.
  • Air Canada will resume Calgary to Cancun flights starting on December 19th with 2 weekly flights. 
air canada plane

Flights From Europe To Cancun

Additionally multiple flights from Europe have now resumed:

British Airways resumed its London to Cancun route on December 13th after being suspended for over 9 months.

On October 1st, the first Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt arrived.  On the 3rd of October, Edelweiss arrived from Zurich and on the 4th, Air France landed from Paris

Then on December 3 Turkish Airlines resumed flights from Istanbul to Cancun.

Resort in cancun

Cancun Tourism Shows No Signs Of Slowing Down

The Mexican Caribbean including Cancun and Playa Del Carmen topped Expedia's List of most search destinations for 2021 for both the United States and Canada. 

With connectivity continuing to expand rapidly to the Cancun International Airport, the tourism epi-center of Mexico has already regained 60% of its tourism numbers prior to the pandemic and shows no signs of slowing down.

cancun couple laying in hammock on beach

Hotel Occupancy Capped at 60% Due To Pandemic

A recent report showed that year end hotel occupancy in Cancun was approaching 60% which is the maximum allowed under the current state restrictions. 

The State of Quintana Roo imposed the maximum occupancy to help keep tourists safe and to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Authorities have warned hotels that they should offer guests other hotels with less occupancy once they reach their maximum. 

cancun ocean view room

↓ Join the community ↓

The Travel Off Path Community FB group has all the latest reopening news, conversations, and Q&A's happening daily! 

Subscribe to our Latest Posts

Enter your email address to subscribe to Travel Off Path's latest breaking travel news, straight to your inbox

Disclaimer: Current travel rules and restrictions can change without notice. The decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities to confirm your nationality’s entry and/or any changes to travel requirements before traveling.  Travel Off Path does not endorse traveling against government advisories