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New Frontier Airlines route to connect Cancún with Houston

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Carlos Rosado van der Gracht
Carlos Rosado van der Gracht
Born in Mérida, Carlos Rosado van der Gracht is a Mexican/Canadian blogger, photographer and adventure expedition leader. He holds degrees in multimedia, philosophy and translation from universities in Mexico, Canada and Norway. Sign up for the Yucatán Roundup, a free newsletter, which delivers the week's top headlines every Monday.
Frontier Airlines adds yet another route to Cancún, despite the recent rise in COVID-19 infections. Photo: Courtesy

Citing an increase in demand, Frontier Airlines has announced a new flight between Houston and Cancún.

The new route will begin in May on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. 

Frontier is projected to operate over 90 flights a week between Cancún and the United States as early as this summer, exceeding its pre-pandemic traffic. 

Given a combination of factors, including lax regulation for entering Mexico, as well as geographic proximity to the United States and Canada, travel to Cancún has remained relatively normal throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

In fact, now that more people are vaccinated and travel restrictions have been relaxed even further, the tourism industry on Mexico’s Caribbean coast seems to be doing better than ever.

Earlier: Cancún and its airport are now busier than before the pandemic

In 2021, the state of Quintana Roo attracted over 10 million tourists — a 5% increase over 2019. 

Though the majority of international tourist in Mexico hail from the United States and Canada, the number of flights from Europe have also begun to pick up steam, increasing connectivity with cities including Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Madrid, Istanbul, and Moscow. 

Currently, Quintana Roo state, of which Cancún is a part, is yellow on Mexico’s epidemiological traffic light system — its second-lowest alert level.

However, the spread of the Omicron COVID-19 variant seems to be picking up steam, fueling a considerable rise in infections and hospitalizations.

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