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Grupo ASUR reacted quickly to the news that Aeroméxico will cancel its Mérida-Monterrey route, talking with VivaAerobus about increasing its own flights to the northern city.
About 1,400 Aeromexico pilots returned to work today when a planned strike was called off.
A strike that would have grounded Aeromexico planes on Monday was delayed when the Association of Airline Pilots (ASPA) agreed to a request from the federal labor secretary to defer the work stoppage for 48 hours.
Airlines appear to be tripping over each other to connect U.S. travelers to Cancun.
International tourism in Mexico is still growing well beyond industry averages, but some airlines are reducing flights to the Riviera Maya and other beach resort areas, citing decreased demand and rising competition.
Mexico's Interjet has signed a collaboration with Lufthansa, the most prominent airline in Germany, easing travel between the two countries.
While absorbing the shock of losing its direct flight to Atlanta, Mérida finds itself in an elite list of Top 5 Mexican destinations.
After just a little more than seven months, Aeromexico's direct flights to and from Atlanta have disappeared from the airline's schedule.
Too few seats for too many passengers. That's a "good problem," but still something for airlines to address, said the state tourism secretary.
While maintaining its daily flights between Houston and Mérida, United Airlines will discontinue service to three other Mexican destinations.
After just four years of operations, Querétaro-based TAR Airlines is opening three new routes, including one that connects travelers to Mérida.
One year ago, Delta Air Lines and Grupo Aeroméxico launched the first trans-border airline alliance with antitrust immunity between Mexico and the United States.
VivaAerobús has started selling seats for its new Mérida-Tuxtla Gutiérrez route, with one-way tickets starting at 898 pesos, or just under 50 bucks.
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.
Triple the complaints came from travelers whose flights at the Mérida airport were either delayed or canceled in the last 30 days.
Yucatán state officials take pleasure in welcoming Aeroméxico's inaugural flight from Atlanta, the largest airport in the world.
A group of Aeromexico pilots went on strike early Tuesday, affecting more than 3,500 passengers, including hundreds in Mérida.
After 30 years, Aeroméxico is considering dropping its flights to Miami, tourism secretary Saul Ancona Salazar confirmed.
Flights for the upcoming weekends from Mexico City to the Yucatecan capital are packed.
Mérida's steady growth has convinced Aeromexico to bring back flights to Atlanta, a Delta hub.
Tropic Air suspended flights to Mérida and other cities after a tax hike made the trips substantially more expensive.
Foot traffic is up 15 percent at the Manuel Crescencio Rejón International Airport in Mérida.