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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

Photo: Facebook Tourism in Mexico undoubtedly experienced radical change in 2019, but the state of Yucatan demonstrated an...

Drug-stuffed cupcakes seized at Mérida airport

Photo: Courtesy Mérida, Yucatán — A shipment of methadone, oxycodone and opioid substances were hidden inside packaged cupcakes...

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

Photo: La Jornada Maya Merida, Yucatan — The National Guard today begins protecting the international airport from violence,...

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

Nearly eight in 10 surveyed want the Merida airport to stay where it is. Photo: File Merida, 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.

Parcels of turtles, iguanas seized at Mérida airport

Parcels containing three green iguanas and seven turtles were found and seized at the Mérida International Airport.

Airlines not keeping up with Mérida’s growth, tourism official complains

Too few seats for too many passengers. That's a "good problem," but still something for airlines to address, said the state 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.

Complaints start to build against airlines for overbooked flights

So far this year, nine active cases have been opened against airlines operating at the Manuel Crescencio Rejon International Airport.

Airport under surveillance for holiday delays, consumer-rights violations

Profeco will reinforce surveillance in the Manuel Crescencio Rejón International Airport as Holy Week approaches.

VivaAerobús selling cheap flights from Mérida to Tuxtla Gutiérrez

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. 

Shopping complex at airport seems to expand before it even begins

Redevelopment surrounding the Mérida International Airport will include more than a shopping center.

Cuban-born artist shows his affection for Yucatecan culture

A Cuban-born artist, after living in Yucatán for almost two decades, demonstrates his appreciation for the Mayan culture in the exhibition "Caminos del Mayab."

A bolder welcome at Mérida’s airport arch

The "Bienvenidos" arch seems a little more hearty in its welcome these days.