Mérida, Yucatán — Aeroméxico announced that its new Monterrey-Mérida route will begin March 1, with four weekly flights, further increasing the Yucatecan capital’s connectivity with prominent business destinations.
The airline joins discount carriers Volaris and VivaAerobus in offering Monterrey flights, which take about two hours and 15 minutes.
“With this, Monterrey, the airline’s second-most important operations center, will connect with Mérida, one of the most important tourist centers in Mexico, so that tourism and commercial development can increase significantly,” said Anko van der Werff, an Aeroméxico executive.
Monterrey is a significant Aeroméxico hub. From there, travelers can fly directly to New York City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Denver and Seoul, South Korea.
Aeroméxico also confirmed that it is the airline planning a direct Mérida-Las Vegas link sometime this year.
This new route to Monterrey will carry up to 76 passengers on an Embraer 170 jet.
On average, 45,000 Yucatecans travel to national and international destinations each year, the airline said. Air passenger growth in Mérida has grown 10 percent annually, according to Aeroméxico’s statistics.