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Air Route links Oaxaca, Yucatán, Cuba

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A Oaxaca-Yucatáa air route starts May 8, and will soon link to Havana, officials announced.

Saúl Ancona, tourism secretary of Yucatán, said that the new route builds on potential tourist and business travel from southern Mexican States and Havana.

He noted that the interconnection of air is essential to interact and promote these destinations that meets beach, pre-Hispanic pyramids, adventure tourism, ecological, cultural and other modes, which will include the largest island of the Antilles, linked to the Yucatán peninsula by historical and cultural ties.

Tourism authorities in Chiapas and Oaxaca, Mario Uvence and Ángela Hernández respectively, also agreed. More than 10 million tourists visited the region in 2015.

Aeromar will link up Oaxaca, Tuxtla Gutiérrez in Chiapas, Villa Hermosa in Tabasco and Mérida, with a connection to Mexico City. Officials estimate the six-day-a-week route will carry about 500 passengers a week and the cost of round-trip flights to each destination will be around 3,600 pesos.

The airline is also in negotiations with Cuban authorities to bring daily flights from Mérida to Havana, connected to Oaxaca, Chiapas, Tabasco, and Yucatán.

Source: Prensa Latina

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