OAXACA, Oax., January 5, 2021.- The Ministry of Tourism (SECTUR) reported that Oaxaca strengthens its air connectivity in Mexico and the world with six national destinations, four international and two local.
In a statement, it was detailed that the six national destinations are Mexico City, Tijuana, Monterrey, Guadalajara, Mérida, and Cancun; the four international ones: Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, and Calgary via charter; in addition to two local destinations, which are Huatulco and Puerto Escondido.
The Oaxaca SECTUR pointed out that, in a record of the entity’s air activity from December 28, 2020, to January 3 of this year, there are 25 active routes to local, national, and international destinations, with 192 weekly flights frequencies, through nine different airlines.
Specifically, the city of Oaxaca has 13 active routes: three international to destinations such as Los Angeles (Volaris), Dallas Forth Worth (American Airlines) and Houston (United Airlines); eight nationals to Mexico City, Tijuana, Guadalajara, Mérida, and Cancun through Volaris, by Aeroméxico to Mexico City and by Viva Aerobús to Mexico City and Monterrey; and two local through Aerotucán to Huatulco and Puerto Escondido.
Meanwhile, Bahías de Huatulco has two international routes: Dallas-Fort Worth with the American Airlines airline and the route to Calgary through WestJet (charter); and five national ones that connect the destination of the Coastal region with Mexico City through Volaris, Aeroméxico, Viva Aerobús, and Magnicharters; and with Tijuana through Volaris.
Puerto Escondido’s air connectivity is active with four national routes: with Mexico City is connected through Aeromar, Volaris, and Viva Aerobús with Guadalajara through Volaris airline; Ciudad Ixtepec, in the Isthmus region, has a route to Mexico City through Aeromar.
Some of these international routes were reactivated after the confinement stage, such as Dallas Fort Worth – Oaxaca, Dallas Fort Worth – Huatulco and Los Angeles – Oaxaca, with the American Airlines and Volaris airlines; Houston – Oaxaca with United Airlines; Calgary – Huatulco through WestJet (charter) and Chicago – Huatulco with Volaris, which operated temporarily.
Likewise, the national routes resumed operations: Guadalajara – Oaxaca, Tijuana – Huatulco and Mérida – Oaxaca through Volaris; the Mexico – Oaxaca route by Viva Aerobús; and on January 29 of this year the new Mexico – Puerto Escondido route will be received by Aeroméxico.
During the months of confinement, the state of Oaxaca maintained air connectivity with Mexico City, which allowed users to mobilize for essential activities; and in May 2020 the airline Aeromar opened two temporary local routes: Oaxaca – Puerto Escondido and Oaxaca – Ixtepec, which ended operations on July 13 of the previous year.
Likewise, in 2020 new domestic flights emerged, such as the Tuxtla Gutiérrez – Oaxaca route operated by Aeromar as of March 2, which is currently not in operation due to the contingency caused by Covid 19; and on December 11 the flight Cancun – Oaxaca from Volaris was received.