Aeroflot and LEVEL have resumed flights to Cancun


Aeroflot and LEVEL join the growing popularity of flights between Cancun and Europe by reopening their respective non-stop routes to Moscow, Russia, and Barcelona, ​​Spain.

After a seven-year absence, the Russian airline returned to Cancun International Airport operating three weekly Airbus A350-900 flights. This initial flight on November 26 arrived with 100% occupancy, bringing in 325 tourists.

The state-owned airline will have to compete with both Nordwind Airlines and Azur Air, which operate one flight per week and two flights per week respectively. These two companies operate with Boeing 777-200ER / -300ER. In addition to Aeroflot, the Moscow-Cancun route will offer 1,296 seats per week.

Based on data obtained through the Mexican Ministry of Transport (STC), 51,592 passengers were mobilized between Russia and Mexico between January and October 2021, with an average occupancy rate of 77.91%.

Photo: José Gildardo Fernandez Reyes / Menzies Aviation

LEVEL resumed operations between Barcelona (BCN) and Cancun with a weekly flight, following the success of LEVEL flights during the northern summer season. The flights will be operated by Airbus A330-200 with a capacity of 312 passengers. This first flight had an occupancy rate of 92%.

The company will operate this route until March 2022, offering 9,722 seats during these four months of operation.

During the summer season, LEVEL had mobilized 7,166 passengers with an average occupancy rate of 93.74%, according to data obtained from AENA.

Cancun: boom of the European market

European airlines have redoubled their bet on Cancun as the main long-haul destination for the winter season. In addition to Aeroflot and LEVEL, two airlines will add other new routes, such as a direct connection to Ukraine.

Before the end of this year, Cancun International Airport will have these flights from Europe:

  • Amsterdam (AMS), The Netherlands: KLM (4 weekly flights), TUI Fly Netherlands (one weekly flight).
  • Barcelona (BCN), Spain: LEVEL (one flight per week).
  • Birmingham (BHX), United Kingdom: TUI Airways (2 weekly flights).
  • Brussels (BRU), Belgium: TUI fly (2 weekly flights).
  • Copenhagen (CPH), Denmark: TUI fly Nordic (one flight per week).
  • Istanbul (IST), Turkey: Turkish Airlines (7 weekly flights).
  • Stockholm / Arlanda (ARN), Sweden: TUI fly Nordic (one flight per week).
  • Frankfurt am Main (FRA), Germany: Condor (7 weekly flights), Eurowings Discover (7 weekly flights).
  • Kiev / Boryspil (KBP), Ukraine: Azur Air Ukraine (one weekly flight), Ukraine International Airlines (one weekly flight).
  • Lisbon (LIS), Portugal: TAP Air Portugal (4 weekly flights).
  • London / Gatwick (LGW), United Kingdom: British Airways (7 weekly flights), TUI Airways (3 weekly flights).
  • Madrid (MAD), Spain: Air Europa (3 weekly flights), Iberojet (3 weekly flights), World2fly (2 weekly flights).
  • Manchester (MAN), United Kingdom: TUI Airways (4 weekly flights).
  • Milan / Malpensa (MXP), Italy: NEOS (one flight per week).
  • Moscow / Cheremetyevo (SVO), Russia: Aeroflot (3 weekly flights), Nordwind (one weekly flight).
  • Moscow / Vnukovo (VKO), Russia: Azur Air (2 weekly flights).
  • Paris / Charles de Gaulle (CDG), France: Air France (7 weekly flights).
  • Warsaw / Chopin (WAW), Poland: LOT Polish Airlines (one flight per week).
  • Vienna (VIE), Austria: Austrian Airlines (2 weekly flights).
  • Zurich (ZRH), Switzerland: Edelweiss Air (3 weekly flights).
Routes between Europe and Cancun (Map made with Gcmap.com
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Cancun’s rebound is motivated by restrictions on destinations also favored by Europeans, such as Vietnam, Thailand, India and Indonesia, which is why many tour operators have set their sights on the Caribbean.

Flights between Cancun and Europe exceeded 2019 levels.


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