By December, a direct flight between Mérida and Canada could be in place, announced Saúl Ancona Salazar, the secretary of tourism.
His announcement was short on specifics, including where in vast Canada this connection would occur, but Ancona Salazar was making a point about the growing role of the Mérida airport in driving the peninsula’s economy. He also didn’t reveal which airlines he is negotiating with to make this link a reality.
The state official also directed a vote of confidence toward the long-planned Tampa-Progreso ferry.
The secretary is working on improving air and water connections to improve tourism.
The twice-weekly direct Mérida-to-Milan flights, that began this month, was a watershed moment for the air connectivity in Mérida, said Ancona Salazar. The airline Blue Panorama utilizes a 222-seater airbus that brings tourists and business people directly to Mérida from Italy.