The frequencies will be between four or five times a week and it is expected that in October they will be daily flights.
Prices start at $ 139, he added.
The official added that flights to Tapachula will have frequencies on Mondays and Fridays. While those in Cancun on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Tag Airlines will increase its connectivity because it maintains its daily itineraries to Honduras, Belize, and El Salvador.
The Consul of Mexico in Guatemala, Alejandro Martínez, expressed that the tourist and commercial exchange will be further increased not only with those cities but with the states of Chiapas and Quintana Roo, places that have a high influx of tourists of Guatemalan origin.
According to data from the Chiapas Secretariat of Tourism, in the first two months of 2020, the Mexican state received 66 thousand Guatemalan people.
In addition, the exchange rate in favor of the quetzal allows one of the reasons for the visits to be purchases, which is why the government of his country promoted that the value-added tax be lower in the border areas of southern Mexico. In the country in general, the rate is 16% and in places like Tapachula it is 8%, an aspect that makes the visit more attractive, said the official,
Meanwhile, Cancun is one of the main tourist destinations in America and the world. According to data from Euromonitor cited by the official, they refer that it was the fifth most visited city in the Americas in 2019 (pre-pandemic) reaching 6.15 million visitors and it is the third Mexican destination visited by Guatemalans after Mexico City and Tapachula.
Regarding visitors, Cordón mentioned data from the Inguat referring that in 2019 there were 110,153 visitors from Mexico to Guatemala for tourism purposes. In 2020 it was 25,131.
The air routes to Quintana Roo will be to promote the Mayan World
The state of Quintana Roo, specifically Cancun, continues to increase its air connections despite the crisis in the world. On this occasion, as of August 19, the new Cancun-Guatemala route will begin operating through the Tag airline.
Julio Gamero, CEO of Tag Airlines, mentioned that they start with four frequencies a week, but by winter they hope to increase to a daily frequency and with its transport, in the remainder of the year, just over 18 thousand travelers.
“It is a flight that will help complement the connectivity of Central America with the favorite destination of the Mexican Caribbean, but also to promote the Mayan World since it has a wide diversity of natural attractions, archeology, and gastronomy,” he added.
The route will be operated with small aircraft with a capacity of up to 34 passengers, which will contribute to the economic reactivation of the region, since the airline currently has connections with Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and Belize.
“We know that the southeast region of Mexico is of the utmost importance and an attraction for leisure travelers as well as business travelers, due to the natural beauties that it has, but also because of the cultural richness and relevance that the region has for the economic growth, which is why the route is of the utmost importance, “he added.
According to data from the Tourism Promotion Council of Quintana Roo, in 2019 there were 18 thousand passengers from Guatemala who arrived in the state, and so far this year there are close to six thousand, so the new direct flight is expected to increase.
The Cancun International Airport registers more than 400 daily operations, at least half are international, especially flights that are being added, which helps to keep occupations above 60%.
Julio Gamero mentioned that in addition to the flights that are opening in Cancun, they start with another route with Tapachula as of August 13, thus having more connection with the Mayan world.
TAG Airlines is a 100 percent Guatemalan company that for 50 years has maintained a firm commitment to air connectivity and development. It currently operates 27 daily flights in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Belize, and now in Mexico, with a modern fleet of more than 20 aircraft.
Additionally, TAG Airlines has a firm commitment to protecting the health of its passengers, which is why it implements strict hygiene and sanitation measures on all its flights.
Source: nitu.mx, yucatanalamano.com, prensalibre.com