Articles Tagged ‘Cancun’

Spirit Airlines sees hope in troubled Cancun and announces five routes

Spirit Airlines sees hope in troubled Cancun and announces five routes

Spirit Airlines is to start five routes to Cancun, taking its total to 11. 47 other US cities have a median 41,000 indirect passengers to Cancun.

Cancun Airport sees passenger numbers double in 11 years; Southwest replacing AirTran as Volaris remains #1 airline

Cancun Airport sees passenger numbers double in 11 years; Southwest replacing AirTran as Volaris remains #1 airline

Mexico’s second busiest airport handled almost 16 million passengers last year as airlines added capacity on many routes. We reveal which carriers have grown fastest in the last 12 months and which new routes have been started recently.

Volaris snatches #1 ranking in Mexico from Interjet in December; domestic traffic up 10% in 2012 to record 28 million

Volaris snatches #1 ranking in Mexico from Interjet in December; domestic traffic up 10% in 2012 to record 28 million

The MIST countries (Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea and Turkey) are ear-marked to replace the BRIC nations in terms of delivering the fastest economic growth. We take a look at Mexico’s air traffic trends this week.


Sunshine Coast celebrates Cake win; more celebrations in Baltimore, Cancun and Belfast

Sunshine Coast celebrates Cake win; more celebrations in Baltimore, Cancun and Belfast

Sunshine Coast Airport in Australia was thrilled to win Cake of the Week, but who was disappointed not to win? Which airport was happy to see the return of British Airways? How was Richard Branson dressed up to celebrate Virgin Atlantic’s latest route? And how did Baltimore/Washington celebrate Condor’s arrival?

Cancun sees traffic grow 11% in 2010; US carriers (including Virgin America) adding more new routes in 2011

Cancun sees traffic grow 11% in 2010; US carriers (including Virgin America) adding more new routes in 2011

Mexico’s second busiest airport reported double-digit growth last year. How seasonal is its international traffic and when is its peak month? Which are the leading carriers on international routes and which are the leading destinations? Which European countries are served and what regional connections are there?

Sun Country belatedly fills void left by Allegiant at Lansing in Michigan; winter sun routes now, Washington starts April

Sun Country belatedly fills void left by Allegiant at Lansing in Michigan; winter sun routes now, Washington starts April

One of America’s niche carriers has found a new focus city in Michigan. Which routes is it starting and which carriers are already there? How have passenger numbers evolved in the last 20 years at the airport?


Mexicana’s demise has minimal impact on Mexican traffic; almost 30 new international routes starting this winter

Mexicana’s demise has minimal impact on Mexican traffic; almost 30 new international routes starting this winter

Remember the panic when Mexicana collapsed in August? We look at what impact the airline’s demise has had on Mexican traffic and reveal which new international routes will be starting during the winter season.

Volaris sets new passenger record in July; may consider expansion at Mexico City after Mexicana’s collapse

Volaris sets new passenger record in July; may consider expansion at Mexico City after Mexicana’s collapse

How rapidly has Volaris grown since it launched in March 2006? What domestic market share does it now have in Mexico? Which are its busiest airports? And which US airports does it serve? How many routes does it already operate from Mexico City?

Mexicana’s uncertain future: Big network shake-up posed by possible removal of biggest player; 30% of domestic market and 20% of US-Mexico market up for grabs

Mexicana’s uncertain future: Big network shake-up posed by possible removal of biggest player; 30% of domestic market and 20% of US-Mexico market up for grabs

The airline’s situation is changing on a daily basis but what was its route network before it was forced to make changes? What would its collapse mean for the US-Mexican market and how much competition does it face on its main domestic routes?


Cancun opens second runway as traffic grows 30% in two years; US routes lead way

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusCancun has just opened a second parallel runway and remains the #1 tourist destination in Latin America. How has traffic developed during the last decade and which are the leading routes at the airport? Which are the leading carriers and which new routes have been added?

Mexican market responding well to increased competion

Article Thumbnail: Country FocusWhile much attention is being paid to rapid growth in India and China, another country is growing almost as quickly. Mexico has seen domestic traffic growth of nearly 20% in 2007 thanks to a variety of new entrants operating ‘low-cost’ flights. Which airports are benefiting most? How is the international market developing? Which carriers are winners and losers?