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This airport in the Caribbean broke a record in March 2024 with more than 2.28 million passengers

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This Airport In The Caribbean Broke A Record With Over 2.28M Passengers In March 2024

More than 2.28 million passengers traveled through Cancun International Airport (CUN) in March 2024, an increase of 10.8 percent, breaking the record set for the same time frame in 2023, according to data obtained from ASUR.

This performance places Cancun as Mexico’s most sought-after hotspot. Authorities predict that the city will welcome more than 6 million travelers this year if the trend continues.

These numbers are particularly impressive considering that the opening of the new Tulum International Airport (TQO) was expected to divert some air traffic from Cancun to Tulum.

From today, Tulum has more than 60 international flights per week and counting. In December 2024, Felipe Carrillo Puerto will receive its first non-stop flight from Europe.

(TQO) is also expected to surpass 32,000 flights and carry over 5.5 million local and international travelers in its first year of operation.

Other international airports that receive huge numbers of passengers include Cozumel, Huatulco, Merida, Minatitlán, Oaxaca, Tapachula, Veracruz And Villahermosa.

The second destination that international visitors visit is Cozumelbecause of the relaxed atmosphere and friendly people.

This time the Pueblo Magico from Cozumel recorded 73,439 passengers in March alone, a 19 percent increase compared to March 2023.

Data for the period January to March shows that the island saw 30 percent more passengers than the numbers recorded during the same period in 2023.

This destination offers nine direct flights from the US, two from Canada and many others from Mexico City, Monterrey and Guadalajara.

In addition to these impressive airport figures, January to March recorded one hotel occupancy rate of over 85 percent.


The destination was also welcome 452 cruise ships with 1.4 million visitors. Authorities are confident they can accommodate more than 9.3 million cruise passengers by the end of 2024.

Merida is another destination where the number of international tourists has increased by more than 10.8 percent compared to the same month last year.

On the other hand, domestic travel saw only a small increase in tourism of 3 percent.

Everything indicates that the sky-high rates during the Easter holidays motivated Mexicans to stay at home.

The hard truth is that traveling to Mexico is becoming more expensive year after year. Last Easter season, visitors to Los Cabos had to spend more than $550 per person, per night, not including airfare.

So if you’re planning a winter getaway to this tropical paradise, make sure you book your accommodation and plane tickets in advance to avoid overspending costs.