Tuesday, 16 May 2017

MEXICO: Interjet to Fly Cancun To Montreal In July,Air France To Increase Paris - Cancun Flights

The low-cost Mexican carrier announces new flights to Montreal from Cancun and Mexico City, to reach the Canadian travel market.

After a year of announcing that it would arrive in Canada in 2017, Interjet finally offers its clients on its website new routes Mexico City – Montreal and Cancun – Montreal, flights that will begin to operate in the second week of July (July 13).

At the beginning it was announced by Interjet and several news pages that Toronto and Vancouver could be the destinations to reach with these flights, but Montreal turned out to be the first destination to conquer by this low-cost Mexican carrier, with flights from Mexico City and Cancun.

On its website the airline has already announced a one-way travel promotion of $2,819 pesos, taxes included, from Mexico City to Pierre Elliott Trudeau airport in Montreal for an introductory fare, and on a round trip of just under $5,500 pesos.

From Cancun the rate that Interjet handles by introduction is $3,270 pesos in a single trip and $6,671 pesos in round trip.

Interjet comes to compete with Aeromexico and Air Canada, for a growing market. Canada is the second most important market for the country and the third for Cancun; from January to July 2016, 1,130,989 Canadians arrived in the country, of which 55% stayed in a hotel in Cancun, that is, 621,746 Canadians.

Air France increasing Paris-Cancun flights frequency. The flights previously were only available from October to April.

To celebrate its 65th anniversary in Mexico and in response to the strong Mexican demand, Air France-KLM announced that starting this year, the Cancun-Paris route will operate four weekly frequencies throughout the year. Previously the flights were only available from October to April.

Based on the electronic records of the National Institute of Migration (INM), at the points of aerial admission to Mexico, Cancun International Airport reached 93,726, from January to November 2016 (latest available), a figure that would increase with this new measure.

From Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport, frequencies for the winter season were operated through a Boeing 777-300, with 468 seats; while weekly frequencies during the summer season 2017 will be aboard a Boeing 777-200, with seating capacity of 312, said Vincent Etchebehere, CEO of Air France and KLM in Mexico.

Winter frequencies were available from October 14, 2016 to March 25, 2017, on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; While from March 26 to April 30, 2017, for what is considered the summer season, on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays; and from May 3 to September 2017, flights will operate on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

With the direct flight throughout 2017 is projected a 40% increase, taking into account a 95% occupancy, which is what AirFrance has registered on their flights to Cancun and Mexico City.

These direct flights to Cancun offer French and European passengers direct access to the Riviera Maya, one of the most popular regions in Mexico.

In the Boeing 777-300, seats are divided into 14 for business class, 32 in economy premiun and 422 in economy. While the Boeing 777-200 aircraft are 26 seats for business class, 24 economy premiun and 260 for economy.

Great Britain, Spain, Germany, France, and Italy were the top five European markets for Cancun and Riviera Maya last year.
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