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Dreamliner coming from Amsterdam diverts to Mérida

Mérida's international airport welcomed an unexpected and colorful guest from Amsterdam when an Aeromexico wide-body jet headed to Mexico City diverted from its path....

Discount domestic trips lead MID’s stunning growth

Mérida's airport is growing by leaps and bounds. Not only has it more than doubled in passengers since 2021, as it was climbing out of...

Engine trouble grounds airplane at MID

An Aeromexico Boeing 737-800 headed to Mexico City turned around and returned to the Mérida International Airport less than an hour after departure in...

Volaris adds new routes from Mérida and says there is more...

During the past couple of years, Voalris has also increased its international routes to destinations in North, Central, and South America. 

Mérida’s Airport to host new hub for VivaAerobús

The Mexican low-cost airline, VivaAerobús, has just announced that it will be making Mérida its next major hub of operations. 

Here is why moving the Mérida airport farther away seems unlikely

Most media outlets are reporting as a fact that the new airport will be built in Umán, but there are reasons to doubt the project will actually happen. 

New all-time passenger record at Mérida airport

Mérida's international airport has registered nearly a quarter of a million passengers in a single month, an all-time record. 

Mérida airport schedules 54 flights for Mother’s Day

Airport authorities in Mérida report that 54 different flights are scheduled for Mérida’s airport this Mother's Day.

Work on new Mérida airport to begin in April

That new Mérida airport went from trial balloon to the construction phase awfully fast. Work on the site begins at the end of April. Francisco...

Marines to take over security at Mérida and Cancún airports

Mexico's Marines will be taking control of seven airports across the country, with  Mérida and Cancún among them. 

Tiger cub discovered inside a box at Mérida’s airport

Yesterday, a trafficked tiger cub was discovered inside a box by Mexico's national guard in Mérida's international airport. 

WestJet flights between Toronto and Mérida make a comeback

After nearly two years, the Canadian airline WestJet has begun to operate direct flights between Mérida and Toronto once again. The first of several scheduled...

Animal trafficking at Mérida’s airport shows no signs of slowing down

It would seem that despite the consequences, smugglers have not been dissuaded from trafficking live animals through Mérida’s airport. 

Turtle discovered inside a suitcase at Mérida’s airport

A land turtle was found inside a cardboard box within a suitcase at the Mérida international airport.

Thick fog strands hundreds of frustrated travelers in Mérida’s airport

Flight delays left hundreds of travelers stranded in Mérida's airport Tuesday night. 

Latin America’s first Airbus helicopter academy to open in Mérida

The academy will be the first of its type in Latin America and is slated to begin operations in January 2022.

Mérida’s new far-flung airport will be less convenient and cost more

According to federal infrastructure plans, the new airport will be located in the tiny community of Poxilá which has a population of under 1,000.

Mérida will replace its airport with a new one, governor confirms

Mérida's international airport, which has recently undergone an extensive expansion and multiple renovations, will be replaced by a larger one outside of the city,...

Mérida’s airport begins to recover lost ground

Traffic continues to increase at Mérida’s Manuel Crescencio Rejón international airport. The airport received an average of 5,200 passengers a day during the month of April.

New Mérida airport likely to cost over 10 billion pesos

Despite recent expansions at MID, Yucatán's state government is still considering a new airport for Mérida. Industry insiders have speculated that the cost of the...

More tourists flocking to Yucatán as Easter holidays approach

Airport traffic has risen dramatically in advance of the Easter holidays. The Mérida airport administrator, Óscar Carrillo Maldonado, said that incoming flights this weekend...

Smuggled bees seized at Mérida airport

The National Guard at the Mérida international airport seized 189 bee specimens illegally shipped in a parcel. African bees, queens and workers were found...

Mérida airport to offer US travelers rapid COVID tests

The Mérida international airport has a Plan B for American travelers who overlooked US screening rules. Air passengers need to prove they recently tested negative...

Unpaid Interjet workers go on strike at Merida airport

Hanging red-and-black employee union flags at Merida's Manuel Crescencio Rejón International Airport, workers for the beleaguered Interjet airline staged a labor strike to demand back...
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