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Pink flamingos found illegally packed in crates at Merida airport

Traffickers tried to steal six pink flamingos, packed into three wooden boxes found later at the Merida airport, authorities told local media. Five of...

Governor: Alternate Merida airport under formal discussion

Never mind that the Merida international airport is undergoing a massive expansion. A new billion-peso international airport is under formal talks between state officials...

Merida airport expansion will allow travelers to keep a healthy distance

The Merida airport's expansion comes just in time for the social distancing era. The Merida Manuel Crescencio Rejón International Airport has started to open new,...

Direct flights to Houston and Miami to resume, opening up travel...

United Airlines' daily direct flights from Merida to Houston are set to resume — with a start date that's been hard to pin down —...

As Merida airport rebuilds, AA plans to restore Miami flights

Merida's international airport is gradually coming back. Under Yucatan’s Economic and Tourism Reactivation Plan, the state government and ASUR, the airport manager, has been...

Majestic trees at Merida airport chopped down as green gives way...

Merida International Airport's huge, mature trees — home to countless grackles that greeted arrivals — were unceremoniously chopped down while the facility expands. "They cut...

Interjet flies back to Merida and 13 other domestic airports

Interjet begins flights in Merida and other domestic destinations starting today. The low-cost airline said Monday that it reorganized its operation plan with full support...

Pair of black swans seized at Merida airport

Two cargo boxes, each containing an Australian black swan, were intercepted in the cargo area of ​​the Merida International Airport, local media reported today....

Merida airport has a fraction of its normal flyers

Merida, Yucatan — After averaging monthly growth of nearly 20% and initiating a major expansion, airport activity has taken an understandable dive since the...

Houston, Mexico City flights canceled as Merida airport slows down

Six national flights and at least one international route have been dropped as a contingency measure against coronavirus.

Yucatan ranks high in tourist growth, 2019 numbers indicate

Tourism in Mexico undoubtedly experienced radical change in 2019, but the state of Yucatan demonstrated an ability to cope, adapt and evolve. Thus is in...

Drug-stuffed cupcakes seized at Mérida airport

Mérida, Yucatán — A shipment of methadone, oxycodone and opioid substances were hidden inside packaged cupcakes until an on-duty canine sniffed them out, said...

Merida airport adds Toronto, Havana flights, increasing international reach

A direct flight connecting Toronto and Merida returns Nov. 26 and will continue into April, said airport manager Héctor Navarrete Muñoz.

National Guard to enforce Uber ban at Merida airport

Merida, Yucatan — The National Guard today begins protecting the international airport from violence, drugs and Uber drivers. Digital ride-share platforms, which also include...

May was Merida airport’s best month ever

The Yucatan tourism board and the Merida airport management team are both reporting strong numbers for 2019.

8 out of 10 in survey oppose replacing Merida airport

Merida, Yucatan — Nearly eight out of 10 surveyed oppose replacing the Merida International Airport with a new one, according to Diario de Yucatan....

Plan to move Merida airport took most by surprise

Mexico's plans for a new Merida airport, unknown to the public until Tuesday, surprised local business leaders who days before were also taken off guard by sudden promises to fix Yucatan's failing power grid.

New Merida airport, linking to Maya Train, is proposed

A new international airport, in a location that would link it to the Mayan Train, was floated by Fonatur.

Tourism continues to grow in Yucatan, as state officials travel the...

Hotel occupancy increased 4.2 percent in January, compared to the same month last year, said the state tourism department.

Rare black jaguar seized at Merida airport

Federal authorities took possession of an endangered jaguar that was being illegally transported in the international airport.

Moving Merida airport closer to the coast seen as viable, beneficial

Reviving a years-old debate, a former airport director said that moving the city's international terminal out of the city would have several advantages. 

Mérida asks for larger planes to handle end-of-year crowds

While preparing to announce new flights, the Manuel Crescencio Rejón Airport has invited airlines to send larger planes to its runways.

Meridiano site will place 4 hotels, shopping, cinemas and car rental...

The mixed-use development at the airport's entrance will be called Meridiano, and its coming into focus very quickly.

Mérida airport seeks links to Los Angeles, Orlando

The Manuel Crescencio Rejón International Airport is pursuing new destinations including Los Angeles and Orlando.