Mexico sees surge in global air connectivity

Mexico sees surge in global air connectivity

The Mexico Tourism Board have announced that Mexico’s global air connectivity continues to grow at a record pace, with airlines around the world adding new routes, additional flights on existing routes, and upgrading to the latest aircraft models with larger capacities in order to meet the impressive demand for travel to Mexico.

As of January 2017, airline partners have announced the addition of more than 1,000,000 new seats scheduled in 2017 on international direct flights to Mexico from more than 20 countries.

“This expansion includes service to Mexico from many new international cities to multiple Mexico destinations, which is part of our strategy of international market diversification.

“We are delighted to see our airline industry partners continue to recognize this momentum and further expand their connectivity,” remarked Lourdes Berho, chief executive, the Mexico Tourism Board.

She added, “While the 2016 Mexico tourism numbers are still being finalized, it’s clear that we will have another record-setting year of industry-leading growth in terms of international visitors to Mexico.”

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Since 2013, Mexico’s international tourism has grown at an annual average of ten per cent, double the global industry average.

This performance, which includes growing from 24 million international tourists to Mexico in 2013 to an anticipated 35 million for 2016, has catapulted Mexico from the 15th (2013) to the ninth (2015) most visited country in the world, according to the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).