Cancun, Q.R. — British Airways has confirmed it will resume flights to Cancun as of October 22. The news of their return comes the same week Mexico, along with 46 other countries, was removed from the country’s red covid list.
As of the third week of October, the airline will begin offering a daily flight into the Cancun International Airport. The British airline also reported that as of November 6, they will increase their flights to Mexico City to five times per week.
British Airways Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Sean Doyle said “Britain will benefit from this significant reduction in red list countries, and now is the time to turn our attention to eradicating testing for fully vaccinated travelers to ensure that we do not lose our place on the global stage.”
He also said “Once we have a firm date for the reopening of US borders in November, we look forward to reconnecting our two countries, reigniting transatlantic businesses and reuniting families who have been separated for the best part of two years. We are ready, and we look forward to operating our first flights and welcoming back our customers.”
Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism, Miguel Torruco Marqués, applauded the increase in flights from the United Kingdom, as it is one of the main market sources for travelers.
British Airways stopped operating its route to Cancun in August due to covid-related travel restrictions imposed by the UK government.