If the estimated figure is achieved, Cancun International Airport would exceed its annual goal of received travelers for the ninth consecutive year.
VICTOR HUGO ALVARADO
CANCÚN, Q. ROO.- It does not stop growing. After establishing a Tourist arrival record with 25.2 million in 2018, it is expected that in 2019 the number of arrivals at Cancun International Airport will be exceeded again.
According to reports from the Southeast Airport Group (ASUR), the number of visitors could reach 26 million by the end of the year if the projections made by the hotel sector and airlines continue.
The increasing number of tourists received can be attributed to the opening of new national routes, as in the case of Oaxaca and Acapulco, in addition to international ones coming from Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, as well as the highly anticipated flight from Turkey, which was opened in the middle of the year.
But if things look good by the end of the year, the next one looks great with the announcement made by the low-cost operator Spirit Airlines that it will start new routes to Cancun from the American cities of Austin, Cleveland, Nashville, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh , in February.
Roberto Cintrón Gómez, president of the Hotel Association of Cancun, Puerto Morelos and Isla Mujeres, revealed that in several lodging centers have a minimum of up to 80 percent of reservations that are already foreseen, with overcrowding in some complexes for the end of the year.
Travelers from more than 134 cities in the world arrive in Cancun, mainly from the United States and Canada, and it will present an increase in visitors due to the winter season.