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Venezuela-Mexico Flights Reactivated

By Emilio Aristegui | Thu, 11/11/2021 - 08:56

Mexico will soon recover one of its air connections to Latin America as Venezuelan airline Conviasa announced it will reactivate its Toluca-Caracas and Cancun-Caracas flights by the end of 2021. Flights between both countries were in a 20-month hiatus due to the pandemic.

“We reactivate our frequencies to Toluca, Mexico to connect you with a place full of cultural life and natural attractions,” informed Conviasa via Twitter. The Venezuelan airline also highlighted the opening of its Cancun-Caracas route via Twitter: “Cancun is an unforgettable destination, full of good vibes, beautiful beaches and a lot of magic. Connect with this destination by paying the best rate on our Caracas-Cancun frequencies.”

The state-owned Venezuelan airline will also operate flights to Felipe Angeles International Airport in 2022. Conviasa’s website already offers flights connecting Caracas with Toluca and Cancun. To enter Mexico, flyers will need to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test. Flights will take place every two weeks between Caracas and Toluca on the Embraer 190 plane. The route connecting Caracas and Cancun is scheduled for every Monday, Wednesday and Friday starting on December 2021. During January and February, it appears that the airline will only fly the route on Mondays and Fridays. Single flights will cost between US$250 and US$400 and can be paid using US dollars or Venezuela’s own cryptocurrency PETRO.

Conviasa was among the first airlines to announce flights to the Felipe Angeles International Airport. “We are already analyzing the possibility to fly to this air cargo terminal… to then direct how we will bring passengers. It is only a matter of time before we land there next year,” said Ramon Araguayan, President, Conviasa.

Araguayan was also keen on developing the relationship between Mexico and Venezuela through Conviasa: “On March 21, 2022, Conviasa will be landing at this airport strengthening the ties of camaraderie and commercial exchange between the two countries.” The Felipe Angeles International Airport is 80 percent finished, according to its official website.  

The data used in this article was sourced from:  
Conviasa, AIFA
Emilio Aristegui Emilio Aristegui Junior Journalist and Industry Analyst