British Airways announced it would suspend its flights to Cancun, Quintana Roo from Gatwick and Heathrow airports until August 15.
Although this is a temporary measure, lasting a month and a half, it is expected to cause $15.1 million in economic spillover.
The British airline will suspend operations from Gatwick and Heathrow to Cancun International Airport from 15 August to 30 September.
According to information from the Official Airline Guide (OAG), between August 15 and September 30, British Airways had 9,640 seats scheduled for Cancun, of which 8,644 were at Gatwick Air Terminal and 996 at Heathrow, with another 26 aboard. She was Second to three flights.
The expected economic spread was $13.5 million from Gatwick tourists and $1.6 million from Heathrow passengers. In total, they will generate a spill of $15.1 million.
Miguel Toruco, Federal Secretary (Sectors) for Tourism, reported that in 2020 the British Gatwick-Cancun route recorded a flow of 73 flights with a volume of 19,300 passengers, accounting for 9.7% of total arrivals to the destination. It should be noted that these data are of an unusual year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
From January to June 2021, the route handled 38 British flights, transporting 7629 passengers, equivalent to 6.2% of all international tourists to Cancun.
British Airways was the third most important European airline in 2020 by number of passengers carrying Cancun. It ranked eighth for the first half of 2021.
From January to June 2021, the airlines that carried the most passengers to Cancun are: Lufthansa with 26,793 passengers, Air France with 21,545 passengers, Turkey with 12,141, Polki Line with 11,447, Edelweiss with 11,000 348 , Avalap with 11,265, TAP Air Portugal with 8,731 and British Airways with 7,629 transport.
In 2020, Air France was the leader among European airlines carrying 39,673 passengers; It is followed by Tui Airways with 29,330; British Airways with 19,300; Lufthansa carried 17,361 and Air Europa with 13,329 passengers.
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