Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons

Here are some pictures from Playa del Carmen's most famous photographer, Matt Adcock. ... See MoreSee Less

Spirit Offering More Than 30 Flights to Cancun From Major US Cities

AIRLINES & AIRPORTS JESSICA ZICKEFOOSE JUNE 21, 2020

Spirit Airlines Airbus
PHOTO: Spirit Airlines Airbus. (photo via Boarding1Now / iStock Editorial / Getty Images Plus)
As the travel industry begins to rebound from the devastating impact of COVID-19, many airlines finally feel safe enough to resume their flight schedules.

Among them—Spirit Airlines. As reported by the Riviera Maya News, Spirit, beginning June 26, plans to resume more than 30 flights from major U.S. cities to Cancun, but the airline says that’s still dependent upon travel restrictions being lifted.

During the last week of June, Spirit has 11 flights scheduled to the sunny Mexican city. July brings most of the flights, including ones from cities such as Houston, Dallas, Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Denver, New York, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Austin, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Boston, Tampa and Ft. Lauderdale and more.

Prices are always subject to change but the airline says they will be offering some fares for as low as $52 each way.

As for the proper procedure when flying, all guests and crew will be required to wear face masks while onboard. Additionally, Spirit has implemented an advanced cleaning regime, including sanitizing high-touched surfaces— handles, seatbelts, tray tables and armrests—between each flight.
... See MoreSee Less

Spirit Offering More Than 30 Flights to Cancun From Major US Cities

AIRLINES & AIRPORTS  JESSICA ZICKEFOOSE  JUNE 21, 2020

Spirit Airlines Airbus
PHOTO: Spirit Airlines Airbus. (photo via Boarding1Now / iStock Editorial / Getty Images Plus)
As the travel industry begins to rebound from the devastating impact of COVID-19, many airlines finally feel safe enough to resume their flight schedules.

Among them—Spirit Airlines. As reported by the Riviera Maya News, Spirit, beginning June 26, plans to resume more than 30 flights from major U.S. cities to Cancun, but the airline says that’s still dependent upon travel restrictions being lifted.

During the last week of June, Spirit has 11 flights scheduled to the sunny Mexican city. July brings most of the flights, including ones from cities such as Houston, Dallas, Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Denver, New York, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Austin, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Boston, Tampa and Ft. Lauderdale and more.

Prices are always subject to change but the airline says they will be offering some fares for as low as $52 each way.

As for the proper procedure when flying, all guests and crew will be required to wear face masks while onboard. Additionally, Spirit has implemented an advanced cleaning regime, including sanitizing high-touched surfaces— handles, seatbelts, tray tables and armrests—between each flight.

Cancun Airport Continues to Receive More Flights and Tourists
Cancun Airport is open (in fact it never closed) and now is starting to see more flights arriving. After a few months of very slow air traffic to the Cancun International Airport, flights are returning. For example May of 2020 saw a 96.6% drop in arrivals at the Cancun Airport over the same time last year. But this drastic reduction of arrivals is reversing course. As of Sunday the 14th of June there were 14 flights. Ten of the flights were national and 4 international. Flights were arriving from Philadelphia, Miami, and Dallas. Recently there have been flights connecting Chicago, Charlotte, Houston, Dallas, Miami, Montreal, and Buenos Aires.

As more and more countries open their boarders and travel restrictions are lowered, people are traveling again. Recently on June 8th Playa Del Carmen started opening to tourists, as did the Riviera Maya. People working in the tourist industry are seeing some positive movement toward a new normal. This optimism was also reflected in our recent reader polls.

Airlines from the United States currently servicing the Cancun Airport are American, United, and Sun Country Airlines. Spirit Airlines is expected to resume service to Cancun on June 25th. Most international visitors are arriving from the United States, we do expect Canada to lessen travel restrictions for July, as we should start to welcoming Canadians to the Riviera Maya.

Air Canada Service to Cancun International Airport
Air Canada continues to add flights to its schedule as travel restrictions ease. Currently there here are 4 flights a week from Toronto to Cancun which started June 12th. Starting July 2nd there will be 3 flights a week from Montreal to Cancun.
... See MoreSee Less