Mexico is set to launch a brand-new flight route between the major tourist destinations of Los Cabos and Cancun, to be announced in the coming days.
The direct air route will significantly increase connectivity to the region, according to Fiturca, who revealed some details about the new flight.
The flight will operate daily between Los Cabos and Cancun, and has been introduced after several years of authorities seeking to build connections with other cities nationwide and to expand its global reach.
The Director of Fiturca, Rodrigo Esponda Cascajares, commented that the new flight will allow visitors from both European and South American countries to visit Los Cabos, either as an added trip from Cancun of via a quick connection”.
He also said that, “The route that will be announced in the coming days from Cancun will allow us to diversify our tourism market. We are working closely with European and South American partners, to offer visitors competitive rates and holiday packages, where they can spend time in Cancun before connecting to Los Cabos”.
The new route will not only benefit tourists flying from other areas of the world, but hopefully increase efficiency and provide more staff for the tourism industry in Los Cabos. Many of the passengers who will use the new flight work in hotels or hospitality in either destination.
Although more details surrounding the flight are set to be announced soon, Fiturca announced that with the high expectations placed on the Los Cabos tourism sector in 2023, this flight will provide a huge boost.
In 2022, tourist arrivals grew by 25%, almost a third of the total number of visitors to Los Cabos, and this is expected to continue growing throughout the new year.
Towards the end of 2022 and into 2023, many people have had flights delayed, cancelled and rescheduled across the US and Mexico, however as things improve, the new route from Cancun should add a new option for those trying to reach Los Cabos for a holiday.
This new connection will complement plans to expand flight routes in destinations such as Europe, with a weekly flight between Los Cabos and Madrid having already launched in 2022. Authorities are looking at expanding these direct flights to cities such as Berlin, Frankfurt or London.
Currently, the largest portion of tourists arriving in Los Cabos come from the United States, where currently around 20 major cities have direct flights to the region, including Dallas, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.
However, figures also take into consideration tourists arriving by other means, such as cruise passengers, which saw a large spike in 2022, with up to 400 ships expected ot arrive in Los Cabos in 2023.
Likewise, as Los Cabos grows in popularity as a luxury destination – fuelled by celebrity sightings and renowned hotel brands; visitors also have the option to arrive in style, with independent private jet company JSX now offering services between Dallas and Cabo.
Far more affordable than a normal private jet, with fares starting at around $599, guests receive high-end service, Starlink WiFi and can check-in just 20 minutes before take-off.
This is one of many reasons Los Cabos has become known as a high-end destination, also being the most expensive place to vacation in Mexico. Tourists spend an average of $2,500 on trips in the region, and hotel rates average a high $400 per night.
New hotel openings, more restaurants, a growing private rental market and rapidly expanding activity and tour offerings, Los Cabos is doing everything possible to keep up with demand. In 2023, the region is predicted to beat its 2022 record of 7 million visitors by at least 10%, meaning developments and infrastructure is growing faster than ever before.
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