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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.

New flights to Monterrey begin March 1; Vegas flights confirmed

Aeroméxico announced that its new Monterrey-Mérida route will begin operations on March 1, with four weekly flights.

Mérida airport poised for direct flights to Las Vegas, says official

A Mexican airline has laid the foundation to begin direct flights to Las Vegas, announced the state tourism secretariat.

Airport’s fading ‘Bienvenidos’ arch to be restored

The arch that is the city's first impression on many travelers is getting a much-needed restoration.

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.

2 millionth passenger will get governor’s greeting at airport

The international airport here prepared to welcome its 2 millionth passenger this morning, with Gov. Rolando Zapata Bello in charge of receiving the illustrious visitor.

Delayed or canceled flights trigger 68 complaints in 1 month

Triple the complaints came from travelers whose flights at the Mérida airport were either delayed or canceled in the last 30 days.