Tourism is the most important economic activity in Quintana Roo for cities such as Cancun, Riviera Maya and Tulum to name a few, and represents one of the Top holiday travel and Group and Incentive destinations in Mexico. Cancun is one of the strategic points due to it’s international connectivity.
Millions of tourists enter every year to Cancun International airport on flights from all continents around the world, and it ranks second as the most crowded after Mexico City International Airport due to the number of visits on international flights.
Among its four currently active terminals, 25.3 million passengers were received in 2019, a figure slightly higher than those received in 2018, thus maintaining the tendency to break the passenger record year after year.
Its location allows easy access to Cancun’s hotel zone, with an approximate 20 minutes transfer time and a range of 30 to 45 minutes to the Riviera Maya area.
SECTUR confirmed that in 2020, Quintana Roo continues to grow in international air connectivity reinforcing the arrival of tourism from all parts of the world. More flights are being added from Europe to Cancun, and additional flights coming from the United States and Canada. Air Canada will have 7 frequencies between Vancouver and Cancun and one more is expected from Quebec by 2021. The same airline would also start Ottawa- Cancun and lower cost Swoop airline also has started frequencies to Cancun. The airline Evelop will increase 4 flights per week this year.