First flight of Mexicana arrives in Tulum after diversion in Mérida due to fog

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Mexico City. After an unexpected stopover in Mérida caused by a fog bank, the inaugural flight of Mexicana de Aviación, which took off this morning from the Felipe Ángeles International Airport, landed in Tulum.

According to the FlightAware, flight tracking portal, the aircraft took off at 12:03 from the Manuel Crescencio Rejón International Airport in the capital of Yucatan, and according to passengers it landed at 12:28 (13:28, eastern time) at its final destination, that is, the Felipe Carillo Puerto International Airport.

After thirteen years of the closure of operations of the company, which in August 2010 suspended its takeoffs and landings due to its debts and then entered into bankruptcy, the new state airline started its first flight.

The aircraft took off at 8:02 from the AIFA and after 2 hours and 26 minutes it landed alternately at the Mérida Airport due to the meteorological phenomenon that affected the visibility and that also forced the flight 3288 of Viva Aerobús to divert to that airport.

In this regard, Mexicana reported on its X account that flight 1788 of the AIFA – Tulum route would divert to its alternate airport Mérida due to weather conditions. “The aircraft will refuel; it remains in Mérida waiting for better conditions to fly to its destination”.

Sources from the Secretariat of National Defense, which operates the airline, confirmed that the diversion of the route was due only to bad weather, and that the ship would resume the trip to its destination as soon as it is refueled.

They pointed out that the diversion was for safety reasons in accordance with the air regulations and that as soon as the authorities authorize it, they would resume the flight from Mérida to Tulum.

Mexicana reported that it resumed flight MXA1788 bound for Tulum, after making a stopover of an hour and a half at the Manuel Crescencio Rejón International Airport in Mérida.

On her X account, the Governor of Quintana Roo, Mara Lezama, said that today is a historic day and thanked President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, for the start of operations of “Mexicana de Aviación, the airline of the people of Mexico”.

In a second message she said that the reactivation of the emblematic airline of the country, is “one more promise fulfilled to the people of Mexico. May this success bring prosperity to our entire country”.

Source: La Jornada