Mexico Tourism Board estimates 1.5 million new seats added to direct flights to Mexico

The Mexico Tourism Board (MTB) has announced that air connectivity in Mexico has continued its growth trajectory with the addition of 1.5 million seats on direct flights to Mexico in 2018, the company said.

The increase in air connectivity is expected to result in nearly 30 million seats by the end of the year to accommodate travel demand to Mexico´s top tourist destinations. Mexico welcomed 10.6 million tourists in the first quarter of 2018, a record-breaking number representing a 12.6% increase compared to the 9.4 million documented international visitor arrivals during the same period in 2017.

As part of its connectivity strategy, Mexico is aiming to strengthen its tourism source market diversification, increasing the number of tourist arrivals from China, Japan, South Korea, the Middle East and India. Several new routes like Hainan Airlines first-ever service from Beijing to Mexico City via Tijuana and Emirates Airlines service between Dubai and Mexico City via Barcelona will make Mexico more accessible to travelers across the globe.