According to the Ministry of Tourism (Sectur), for next year 56 thousand 951 flights to Cancun are scheduled, with 10 million 505 thousand seats and an economic benefit of 11 thousand 712 million dollars.
The federal agency estimates a strong recovery in flight and passenger traffic at Mexico’s airports, where Cancun leads the programming, based on information from the Official Airline Guide (OAG).
From January to December 2022, Mexico has 190 thousand 513 flights scheduled, which represents an increase of 2.1 percent over that registered in 2019, when 186 thousand 500 flights were operated.
Regarding seats, 31 million 558 thousand are scheduled which, compared to the 24 million 462 thousand passengers transported in 2019, represents an increase of 22.5 percent.
“By 2022, based on these results, it is estimated that there will be a spill of 35 thousand 185 million dollars,” said Miguel Torruco, head of Sectur.
In addition to Cancun, the destinations that will see a rebound in air operations compared to pre-pandemic levels are Mexico City 55,737 flights and 9,660,000 scheduled seats, with a spill of 10,771 million dollars. In 2019, 64 thousand 401 flights were registered, with 8 million 930 thousand passengers transported.
In Guadalajara, there are 15 thousand 764 scheduled flights and 2 million 707 thousand seats, with an economic benefit calculated at 3 thousand 18 million dollars. In 2019, 16,128 flights were carried out, with 2 million 68 thousand passengers transported.
While for San José del Cabo there will be 16,301 flights and 2 million 639 thousand scheduled seats, with a spill of 2,942 million dollars. In 2019, 12,921 flights were registered, with a million 789 thousand passengers transported.
Finally, Puerto Vallarta will receive 13,174 flights in 2022, with 2,142,000 scheduled seats and an estimated economic benefit of 2,388 million dollars. In 2019 there were 11 thousand 53 flights, which transported one million 545 thousand passengers.