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New air routes from Merida hint at new business opportunities

Four new routes will land in Yucatan by March, said the secretary of tourism promotion.

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. 

Investors will hop off the Maya Train if CDMX airport expansion...

If the Mexico City airport expansion is stopped, the Maya Train could be derailed before it even begins, warned the federal tourism secretary.

Landing gear problems force emergency landing at Mérida airport

VivaAerobús flight 2307 on Wednesday was forced to return to the Mérida airport 46 minutes after taking off. No injuries were reported.

Power restored at Atlanta; Mérida flights still on the board

Flights to and from Atlanta remain on Aeroméxico's boards this morning as the world's busiest airport recovers from an 11-hour power outage.

Larger planes needed for Hanal Pixan tourist influx

Flights for the upcoming weekends from Mexico City to the Yucatecan capital are packed.

Walmart at airport, plus 3 others, confirmed in 2018

Grupo Walmart will open at least four more stores in the city in the first months of next year, including one on Avenida Aviación by the airport entrance, company officials confirmed.

Plane returns to Mérida airport after possibly striking bird

An Interjet A320 airplane that left the airport this morning had to turn around after one of its engines presumably struck a bird.

New terminal, hotel coming to Cancun airport

A fourth Cancun airport terminal is on track to be completed this year, and a hotel within the airport will likely be completed in 2018.

Finally, an airport for San Miguel de Allende

Expat haven San Miguel de Allende is finally getting its own airport, and it could be part of the Mayan Route, linking Yucatan and other Mexican cities.

2nd Uber driver arrested, car towed, for serving airport

For the second time in less than a week, an Uber driver has been caught violating the law by providing transportation at the Mérida airport.

Miami-Mérida flights coming a week early

American Airlines' new Miami-Mérida route is coming earlier than expected.

American Airlines to add direct Mérida-Miami flight

Starting Nov. 6, American Airlines will join Aeroméxico in offering direct flights between Mérida and Miami, Fla.

Uber vows to continue Mérida expansion

Uber is offering economic and legal assistance to drivers who were assaulted by men representing airport taxi drivers on Wednesday.

Mérida hailed as a travel ‘magnet’

Tourism growth in Mérida has been driven by the quality of life, greater air connectivity and educational opportunities, writes El Financiero, which reports on business to a national readership.

Flights from Mérida to Rome are set

In time for the Vatican's Jubilee Year, flights to Rome will soon be departing Mérida's international airport, which opens up a multitude of travel connections between Yucatán and Europe.

Monopoly gone, airport taxis up their game

Taxi drivers are reportedly more motivated now that competition has come to Mérida's airport. New cars have been added, and more modernization is promised.

Juan Pablo Bavio’s soulful airport exhibit

Argentine painter Juan Pablo Bavio presents a 12-piece exhibit, "Wrinkles of the Soul," which will be exhibited for a month at the Mérida airport.

Mérida-Villahermosa direct flights to begin

On Friday, the Mexico City-basd airline Aeromar will start regular operations from Monday to Saturday between Merida and Villahermosa to facilitate business travel.

Peninsula link for northern Ontario

Aside from new direct flights to Veradero, Cuba, Sunwing has added Cancun, Mexico to its Thunder Bay, Ontario, schedule just in time for Christmas this year.

Official vows direct flight to Canada

By December, a direct flight between Mérida and Canada could be in place, announced Saúl Ancona Salazar, the secretary of tourism. His announcement was short on...

American Airlines eyes Mérida connection

Interjet flights from Mexico City to Mérida may be under a code-sharing agreement with American Airlines, a big convenience to passengers.

ADO, airport taxi drivers reach accord

A major bus line and a local taxi union last night reached an agreement to share turf at the airport, ending protests that had briefly blocked access to the terminal.

Aeroméxico adds 5th Miami-Mérida flight

Aeromexico has added two direct flights to Merida in as many months. A sister city program with Miami is paying off.