Iberojet launches the Barcelona-Cancun route
The airline offers two frequencies a week with a capacity of 375 passengers
The Mexican Caribbean continues to expand air connectivity from Europe with the arrival of the new Iberojet route, Barcelona-Cancún, which will have two frequencies a week, on Sundays and Tuesdays. This was announced this day during a press conference.
“This new Barcelona-Cancun air route positions us not only as a destination with extensive recovery, but also as one with great growth in tourism, a reflection of the confidence we have on the part of the airlines that continue to increase air connectivity every time they reinforce the tourist economy of Quintana Roo and the presence of European markets during the summer. Almost two years after the reopening of our destinations, the Mexican Caribbean has been a spearhead and an example worldwide as a success story," said Bernardo Cueto Riestra, Secretary of Tourism of Quintana Roo.
In 2021, Spain was the main European market for tourist destinations in the Mexican Caribbean and that same year, the fifth most important foreign market only after the United States, Canada, Colombia and Brazil.
"The commitment to the destination is supported by the facts, we were the first airline to fly from Spain to Cancun at the beginning of the post-pandemic reopening and although for the moment, this new flight is seasonal until the end of September, we are considering extending it until October or beyond and definitely the flight returns next year, ”said Paul Verhagen, deputy director of Iberojet.
The plane that operates the Barcelona – Cancún – Barcelona route is an Airbus 330-300. It has a capacity for 375 seats in a single class.
“We look forward to a successful summer season with the arrival of this new flight during the holidays for Spain and much of Europe. Many thanks to Iberojet for the trust in the Mexican Caribbean and congratulations on this new route that adds to the connectivity we now have with more than 20 airports in Europe”, commented the general director of the Quintana Roo Tourism Promotion Council, Dario Fleet Ocampo.
The flight landed on Sunday, June 26 at 10:14 p.m. at the Cancun International Airport, where it was greeted with a water arch and ribbon cutting as part of the opening ceremony, which was attended by the Secretary of Tourism. from Quintana Roo, Bernardo Cueto Riestra; the Director General of the CPTQ, Darío Flota Ocampo; Paul Verhagen, deputy director of Iberojet and Alejandro Rosel, Manager of Institutional Relations of ASUR.
About Grupo Avoris, it is the largest tour operator in Spain, with the Iberojet airline that flies to Cancun, from Madrid, Lisbon and Barcelona.
The Mexican Caribbean now has a direct connection from 20 European destinations such as: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Birmingham, Bristol, Brussels, Doncaster, Edinburgh, Istanbul, Frankfurt, Glasgow, Lisbon, London, Munich, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Newcastle, Paris, Rome, Zürich.