Travellers heading to Mexico – whether to indulge in its vibrant street food culture or relax at an all-inclusive resort – could be in luck, as flights to the destination are set to become much cheaper in 2024.
According to travel experts at Going, the number of people flying between the US and Mexico last month was 33% higher than before the financial crisis. While demand has been steady over the past few years, flights to Mexico have remained limited.
“This surge in popularity has made it harder to find cheap flights to Mexico, at least on some routes and dates,” said Andrew Hickey, senior manager of public relations at Going. “But there’s good news: We may soon be awash in cheap flights to Mexico.”
Just last month, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) restored Mexico’s safety rating to its highest level after two years of cooperation between civil aviation authorities.
This means that Mexico can start introducing new routes to the US, and we’ve already seen announcements from airlines such as Monterrey-based low-cost carrier Viva Aerobus. In 2024, Viva Aerobus plans to launch new routes to Mexico from Austin, Denver, Miami, New York City, San Francisco and Orlando.
SkyTeam alliance partners Aeromexico and Delta Air Lines have announced 17 new flights beginning January 1, 2024, including Mexico City’s secondary airport, Felipe Ángeles International Airport (NLU), which recently allowed the carriers to increase capacity.
In addition, the brand new Felipe Carrillo Puerto International Airport (TQO) in Tulum is expected to open by the end of the year. Both Delta and Spirit have announced flights scheduled to begin on 28 March 2024, attracting even more travellers to the popular leisure destination thanks to these new nonstop options.
“The cities that will see the cheapest flights to Mexico have one thing in common: there will be multiple airlines flying to the same destination,” said Katy Nastro, spokesperson for Going. “The number one driver for cheap flights is competition, so as more routes are added by more airlines, we are likely to see which cities come out on top for cheaper flights to Mexico.”