The strengthening of air connectivity in Cozumel and the consequent increase in the tourist influx undoubtedly bring benefits for the economy of families, highlighted the Municipal President of the island, Pedro Joaquín Delbouis, after announcing that in the first quarter of In 2021, the launch of three more routes from the United States is expected.
He stressed that thanks to the efforts of the Quintana Roo Tourism Promotion Council (CPTQ), the business sector and the Municipal Tourism Directorate, Frontier airline will reactivate flights from Chicago and Denver this month, after six years without connecting with the destination. Another from Philadelphia, from American Airlines, is also expected, all on a weekly basis.
“With the application of Antigen and PCR tests on the island, tourists, especially from the United States, have the guarantee of returning to their place of origin with a negative result of Covid-19 and thus we will strengthen the image of a safe destination and reliable for all our visitors, “he said.
Pedro Joaquín Delbouis recalled that these actions are carried out jointly between the municipal, state, and federal authorities, coordinated with the International Airport, airlines, hoteliers, the health sector, and the American Consulate. Visitors can consult the places where the test for the detection of SARS-Cov-2 can be applied on the page turismo.cozumel.gob.mx.
For his part, the Director of Tourism and Economic Development, Pedro Hermosillo López, emphasized that with the three flights that will be reactivated soon, they will add 10 routes from the United States to this destination.
That is why the awareness campaign was intensified in the maritime terminals and at the airport, to remember the measures that were implemented in Cozumel since the beginning of the pandemic, such as the mandatory use of face masks, take care of the healthy distance, limits of capacity and sanitary filters, he assured.
Likewise, Hermosillo López highlighted that this first long weekend of 2021 more than 680 passengers arrived, only with the Volaris airline, which maintains a daily route from Mexico City.
On average per week, the island reports 70 inbound and outbound air operations, representing the arrival of 2,600 passengers, in addition to the nearly 2,500 visitors who cross by sea every day.