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Unpaid Interjet workers go on strike at Merida airport

The budget airline Interjet has fallen on rough times. Photo: File Hanging red-and-black employee union flags at Merida's Manuel...

United’s ‘Star Wars’ plane lands at Mérida airport

United Airlines' "Star Wars" plane is parked in Mérida airport until it returns to Houston later this morning. Photo: Courtesy

Merida airport adds $89.99 flights to California in January

Yucatan’s tourism director Michelle Fridman, center, announces budget flights to Oakland, California. Photo: Courtesy Flights to Oakland, California...

Travel between Merida and Toronto just got a little more arduous

File photo WestJet's flights taking travelers directly from Toronto to Merida have vanished without explanation.

Pink flamingos found illegally packed in crates at Merida airport

Pink flamingos were rescued after traffickers tried to ship them in a parcel at the Merida airport, authorities said. Photo: Courtesy

Governor: Alternate Merida airport under formal discussion

Merida’s international airport. Photo: Video Never mind that the Merida international airport is undergoing a massive expansion. A...

Merida airport expansion will allow travelers to keep a healthy distance

The Merida International Airport is in midst of a huge expansion and renovation. Photo: Sipse The Merida airport's...

Direct flights to Houston and Miami to resume, opening up travel...

A man walks through an empty terminal at the George Bush Intercontinental in Houston, Texas in June 2020, during the coronavirus...

As Merida airport rebuilds, AA plans to restore Miami flights

Merida's international airport is gradually coming back. Under Yucatan’s Economic and Tourism Reactivation Plan, the state government and...

Majestic trees at Merida airport chopped down as green gives way...

Giant trees at the Merida airport, where the sounds of countless grackles could be heard by travelers, have been chopped down...

Interjet flies back to Merida and 13 other domestic airports

Passengers heading to Mexico board an Interjet flight in Guadalajara in 2018. Photo: SFGate Interjet begins flights in...

Pair of black swans seized at Merida airport

One of two black swans seized at the Merida international airport. Photo: National Guard Two cargo boxes, each...

Merida airport has a fraction of its normal flyers

Reversing years of fast growth, the Merida airport is a much quieter place since the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Sipse

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.