Cancun – US sees 3.3 million indirect passengers; InterJet returns

The market between the US and Cancun saw an estimated 8.5 million passengers in the year to September 2019.  This is despite the various occurrences in Cancun that reduced tourist confidence and lowered 2019 capacity to/from the Mexican destination.

Of these 8.5 million, a large ~3.3 million – almost four in ten – connected en route, especially at Atlanta (14%), Houston Intercontinental (12%) and Dallas Fort Worth (11%).

Interjet follows Frontier and Spirit in announcing more US

In September, Frontier announced twice-weekly Indianapolis – Cancun. The following month, Spirit said it’ll begin Austin, Cleveland, Nashville, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh, for a total of 21 weekly.

3.3 million connect from the US to Cancun 1

InterJet is to resume Cancun – Miami on a four-weekly basis.

Yesterday, 21st November, Mexico’s Interjet announced that it’ll resume Cancun – Miami from the 1st April, operating four-weekly. It last operated Cancun – Miami until February 2017.  Then, it used Sukhoi SuperJet SSJ100s.  Now, it’ll use A320s.  Come April, Interjet will be the third operator to Miami, a route understandably dominated by American Airlines.  When Fort Lauderdale is included, Interjet will be the sixth airline at the metro-level.

50 US airports see a median of 43,000 people connect to Cancun

2.5 million of these 3.3 million connecting passengers flew to/from 50 US airports. Of course, these include most key airports.  These 50, shown below, have a median of 43,000 connecting passengers, whether they’re already served or not.  15 are unserved, led by Portland, OR.  At 2,634 miles, it’s a long way – and, crucially, it passes multiple hubs. It’s also a smaller market than Seattle (served daily), although that’s before stimulation. Clearly, a number, such as Spokane, clearly won’t be served non-stop, but are included for completeness.

The table doesn’t look at fare per mile or YOY traffic growth rate or any connecting opportunities.  It’s purely a P2P traffic snapshot.  Interestingly, 74% of passengers to these 50 connect en route, a very high percentage showing that they are likely underserved by non-stops.  All but one of Frontier and Spirit’s coming routes fall within the top half of the table.

74% of passengers connect en route to these 50 US airports

Cancun to/from… Est. connecting passengers % connecting to total Comments
Los Angeles LAX 132,148 25 Southwest ending
Boston 131,610 58  
Las Vegas 94,687 83  
Seattle 89,675 65  
Minneapolis 82,202 35  
Portland, OR 78,151 100 A long way and a smaller total market than Seattle
Kansas City 77,242 74  
Detroit 70,094 35  
Indianapolis 69,122 83 Frontier coming; twice-weekly
San Francisco 64,112 26  
Omaha 62,897 100  
San Antonio 59,393 72  
New York LGA 59,081 83 Outside perimeter rule
Pittsburgh 59,017 93 Spirit coming; three-weekly
Chicago ORD 57,895 10  
Sacramento 55,941 100  
Columbus 55,283 79  
Washington Reagan 52,876 100 Outside perimeter rule
Nashville 52,478 74 Spirit coming; three-weekly
Tampa 50,753 91  
Newark 46,539 13  
Denver 46,315 14  
Philadelphia 44,710 18 Spirit coming; daily
Cleveland 44,426 41 Spirit coming; three-weekly
Hartford 43,486 93  
NY JFK 42,248 7  
Atlanta 41,630 25  
St Louis 41,492 18  
Austin 40,880 41 Spirit coming; four-weekly
Raleigh Durham 39,990 56  
San Diego 38,654 100 Likely too close to Tijuana
Salt Lake City 37,986 54  
Milwaukee 37,308 89  
Baltimore 36,606 18  
Cincinnati 36,252 50  
New Orleans 34,133 79  
Buffalo 32,504 100  
Des Moines 30,666 100  
Orlando 29,762 23  
Houston IAH 29,639 11  
Phoenix 29,388 42  
Oklahoma City 28,485 100  
Memphis 26,416 100  
Tulsa 25,478 100  
San Jose, CA 22,525 100  
Dallas Fort Worth 20,986 5  
Rochester, NY 20,902 100  
Oakland 20,793 100  
Spokane 20,381 100  
Providence 20,380 100  
Source: OAG Traffic Analyser.  Note: this doesn’t look at all possible limitations, such as immigration/customs at US airports.

 


New route? New airline? Email us! Let's all celebrate your new routes. Please send photos and route details to James Davis, anna.aero's Assistant Editor. Contact James.

Comments

No comments yet, be the first to leave a reply...

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*