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United Airlines to Launch Direct Flights to Mexico’s New Tulum International Airport

Starting March 31, 2024, United Airlines will debut direct service to Mexico’s new Tulum International Airport from New York/Newark, Houston and Chicago with 22 weekly flights.  The carrier will also add daily service between Los Angeles and Tulum on May 23rd.

United Airlines Enhances Connectivity to the Riviera Maya Region With New Direct Service to Mexico's Tulum International Airport - Courtesy United Airlines/PRNewswire

On Friday (November 17, 2023), United Airlines announced the launch of new direct service to Mexico’s soon-to-open Tulum International Airport (TQO).  Starting March 31, 2024, The carrier will debut service to Tulum from New York/Newark, Houston and Chicago with 33 weekly flights.  From May 23, 2024, United will also launch daily seasonal service between Los Angeles and Tulum, resulting in up to five daily flights to Tulum from the airline’s hubs for summer 2024.  Flights on all of the new routes will be available for booking starting Saturday, November 18, 2023. 

In Friday’s announcement, United Airlines’ SVP – Network Planning and Alliances, Patrick Quayle, said,

Tulum is at the top of a lot of travel lists – great beaches and restaurants, and a region featuring a rich history and spectacular natural beauty.  Our new direct flights help people get there faster than ever, giving them even more time to enjoy one of Mexico's most unique destinations.”

Located around 90 miles from Cancun, the new Tulum International Airport will give United customers more access to the popular Riviera Maya region, complementing the carrier’s existing service to Cancun and Cozumel.  For the winter 2023/24 season, United will be the largest airline between the U.S and the Riviera Maya region, offering more flights to Cancun in their history, with over 200 weekly flights from eight U.S. gateways during peak periods.  Additionally, United will offer Boeing 777 widebody service to Cancun from Chicago, Denver and Houston.  The airline will also continue to fly between Cozumel and Chicago, Denver and Houston, with up to 11 weekly flights.

At United Airlines, ‘Good Leads the Way.’  The airline operates the most comprehensive network among North American carriers with U.S. hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.  As measured by available seat miles (ASMs), United is now the world’s largest airline.  Shares in the company’s parent, United Airlines Holdings, Inc., are publicly traded on the NASDAQ under the symbol ‘UAL.’


Source: United Airlines/PRNewswire


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