Direct Atlanta-Mérida Flights Are Back

Atlanta’s skyline glimmers. Photo: Stock

The air route between Mérida and Atlanta returned on Thursday, as promised.

Flights appear to be daily for the time being, but so far are more sporadically scheduled into the summer low season.

So fliers have three Eastern Seaboard destinations to choose from: Miami, Orlando or Atlanta. Dallas and Houston also connect to Mérida. But to get to the West Coast, a layover in Mexico City or Cancún is still required.

Round-trip tickets today ranged from US$476 to $674 on Aeroméxico’s website. Flights average around two hours and 45 minutes.

An Aeroméxico flight from Atlanta lands in Mérida, Yucatán. Photo: Sefotur

Travelers were heartbroken in 2018 when Aeroméxico-Delta flights were quietly abandoned after under a year. But passenger demand for Yucatán has increased dramatically in the 2020s.

Trade data released in 2020 highlights the strong commercial relationship between Georgia and Mexico. Georgia exported $3.09 billion worth of items and imported $9.14 billion from Mexico. The country was Georgia’s 2nd largest import and 4th largest export market in the same year.

Atlanta, a major US travel hub, remains the world’s busiest airport, followed by Beijing and Los Angeles.

Mérida (MID) is among five Mexican cities that have appeared on Aeroméxico’s expanded roster. The other destinations are Guadalajara (GDL), Monterrey (MTY), Leon/Guanajuato (BJX), and Querétaro (QRO).

Aeroméxico Connect will operate these routes with Embraer E-190 aircraft that can accommodate 99 passengers.

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