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“New Air Route Restores Connection Between Cozumel and Cancún!”

Cozumel recently celebrated the inaugural flight of airline Aerus, marking the restoration of the air route with Cancún. The route will operate five daily flights on Cessna Grand Caravan Ex aircraft, each with a capacity of 12 passengers.

The first flight from Cancún arrived at Cozumel International Airport at 09:25 am on Tuesday, carrying 12 passengers. This marked the official launch of the route, which will operate five daily flights from Monday to Friday.

During a press conference, state officials described the day as historic for Cozumel. The restored air bridge between Cancún and Cozumel, along with other routes to various points in the state and peninsula such as Cancún-Chetumal, Cancún-Chichén Itzá, and Cancún-Mérida, will provide significant opportunities for job creation.

Local authorities expressed gratitude to Aerus for choosing to invest in the island and transforming it into the operations center for the southern zone. The company has brought a fleet of five aircraft, along with pilots, technicians, ramp staff, and administrative personnel. Aerus has also created a maintenance hangar, the only one in Quintana Roo, marking a significant step in enhancing the island's tourism potential.

Javier Herrera García, CEO of Aerus, expressed his pleasure at the launch of the new route, which he believes will stimulate social, cultural, and tourism development on the island.

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The Cessna Grand Caravan EX aircraft used on the route can carry 12 passengers and fly at a speed of around 350 kilometers per hour at 11,000 feet, offering passengers a panoramic view.

Initially, there will be five daily flights between Cozumel and Cancún from Monday to Friday. In a month and a half, this will increase to six daily flights. The service will start with two aircraft, with a third joining the fleet in July. These aircraft will be based in Cozumel.

From the first of July, the service will also include routes from Cozumel to Chichén Itzá and Mérida, with a 30-minute stopover in Cancún.

The restored air route is expected to boost the island's economy by increasing overnight stays, benefiting local entrepreneurs, hoteliers, restaurateurs, and tour operators.