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Tulum’s new airport, Felipe Carrillo Puerto International Airport (TQO), opened on December 1st. With this new airport, US carriers have been busy adding service to take advantage of demand for Tulum travel. 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.
United Airlines already added flights from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). Across these hubs, United will operate 22 daily flights to/from Felipe Carrillo Puerto International Airport (TQO). Flights between Chicago, Houston, and Newark commence on March 31st and Los Angeles service will begin on May 23rd. At its peak, United will have five daily flights.
Now, the Chicago-based carrier is adding its Denver International Airport (DEN) hub into the mix. The new route will launch on December 19th and run 4x weekly (Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays) using a Boeing 737-900 aircraft.
Patrick Quayle, United’s Senior Vice President of Network Planning and Alliances, said:
Tulum is at the top of a lot of travel lists – great beaches and restaurants, and a region featuring a rich history and spectacular natural beauty. Our new direct flights help people get there faster than ever, giving them even more time to enjoy one of Mexico’s most unique destinations.”
United grew its network in Latin America and the Caribbean by 25% this winter. It remains the largest US airline to Central America. Cancun International Airport (CUN) will see more than 200 weekly flights from eight US cities during the winter.
Anthony’s Take: United has already committed to supporting this new airport. It’s not surprising that Denver has been added to the mix given how much United has grown that hub.
(H/T: Ishrion Aviation.)
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