Given the possibility that the airline Aeroflot lands in Cancun and Mexico City, the head of the Ministry of Tourism (Sectur ), Miguel Torruco Marqués, said that this flight would double the Russian market, both in the volume of tourists and in economic income.
“The president of the airline (Mikhail Poluboyarinov) commented on the possibility that Aeroflot opens regular flights to Cancun and could also to Mexico City,” he said through his Twitter account.
He said that today this country connects to Cancun through airline flights Azur Air, however, in 2020 they reached the destination of Quintana Roo 23.109 Russians by various airlines, who generated an outlay of 22.9 million dollars
While from January to June of this year, 14,566 Russians reached that destination, registering an expenditure of 15.7 million dollars.
He specified that according to the Official Airline Guide, Azur Air’s schedule on the Moscow Vnukovo-Cancun route is 18 flights, which include an offer of 7,704 seats scheduled for the period from September 1 to October 31, 2021, for what they estimate in an economic spill of 8.7 million dollars.
Torruco Marqués said that in 2020, said airline ranked tenth in passengers transported to the Mexican destination among the main European airlines, behind Air France, Tui Airways, British Airways, Lufthansa, Air Europa, Edelweiss, Tui Belgium, Tuifly Nordic and Evelop Airlines.
In the first half of this year, it was Lufthansa that moved 26,793 Russian passengers, followed by Air France with 21,545, Turkish Airlines with 12,141, Polki Line with 11,447, Edelweiss with 11,348, Evelop Airlines with 11,265, Tap Air Portugal with 8,731, while British Airways to 7,629 and Azur Air to 4,635 tourists.
It is worth mentioning that Aeroflot’s fleet is made up of 202 Russian-made Airbus 320, 330, 350-900, Boeing 737-800, 777-300ER and Superjet 100 (SSJ100) aircraft. Deliveries of the new Airbus A320neo and A321neo narrow-body aircraft began in 2020. One of the objectives of the commercial strategy for 2028 is to expand its fleet to 600 aircraft (235 of which will be Russian-made).