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Tulum, Mexico’s new Felipe Carrillo Puerto International Airport (TQO) will begin to offer international flights in March 2024. Delta Air Lines announced earlier this month that it would begin service from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). Now, a second US airline will fly to Tulum with Spirit Airlines offering two Florida routes.
Spirit will connect both Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Orlando International Airport (MCO) with nonstop, daily flights to Tulum. The city, located on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, is known for its beaches and preserved Mayan ruins. The coastal area also offers mangroves and cenotes (natural limestone sinkholes) for visitors to explore.
John Kirby, Vice President of Network Planning at Spirit Airlines, said:
Tulum is an increasingly popular choice for leisure travelers, and our direct flights from Florida will make a getaway to Mexico’s enchanting coastline more accessible than ever, just in time for spring break. We have a long history of serving Mexico, and Tulum’s new airport is a great addition that will make it easier for our Guests to get to the city and enjoy its beaches, history, and variety of unique experiences.”
The addition of nonstop flights to Tulum increases Spirit’s international service at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) to 26 destinations and Orlando International Airport (MCO) to 11 destinations. Florida serves as a gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean for the airline and the new Felipe Carrillo Puerto International Airport (TQO) flights add a one-stop option to guests traveling from 53 cities across the United States.
Anthony’s Take: Tulum looks beautiful and without the resort-factory setting that is Cancun. Spirit will launch this route with one-way fares of $149, which is quite a bargain if you’re planning a getaway in advance.
(Featured Image Credit: Spirit Airlines.)
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