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Air traffic in June, only 5.1% of the figure obtained in 2019

 

The Cancun International Airport (CUN) announced in recent days that total passenger traffic for June 2021 reached only 4.6 million passengers, compared to 4.8 million in the same month in 2019. This 5.1% decrease reflects a lower demand for travel in general, added to the restriction in certain countries of the world to contain the spread of the disease caused by the COVID-19 virus.

 

Year

Month

National

International

Total

2019

June

3,058,677

1,753,483

4,812,160

2021

June

2,981,674

1,584,728

4,566,402

 

The figures in the airports of Mexico fell from 4 million 812 thousand 160 passengers in 2019 to 4 million 566 thousand 402 in 2021. For Colombia, the decrease was more considerable, going from 1 million 036 thousand 748 in 2019 to 874 thousand 698 in 2021. Contrary to what happened in Puerto Rico, where it increased from 888 thousand 007 passengers in June 2019 to 1 million 009 thousand 754 passengers during 2021.

These percentages prior to the pandemic reflect a decrease of 7.1% in Mexico and 15.6% in Colombia, while traffic in Puerto Rico increased 13.7%.

 

México

Year

Month

National

International

Total

2019

June

1,419,994

1,467,411

2,887,405

2021

June

1,300,432

1,381,518

2,681,950

 

Colombia

Year

Month

National

International

Total

2019

June

1,419,994

1,467,411

2,887,405

2021

June

1,300,432

1,381,518

2,681,950

 

Puerto Rico

Year

Month

National

International

Total

2019

June

779,040

108,967

888,007

2021

June

953,969

55,785

1,009,754

 

However, Cancun remains as one of the modern and most important cities in Latin America, recognized as a Mexican tourist destination worldwide.

In 2019, it was ranked as the fifth most visited city in America, according to the study ‘Top 100 City Destinations 2019 Edition’ by the market research agency Euromonitor International, after reaching 6.15 million tourists. Cancun also occupies the 40th place of the 100 most visited cities in the world, the only one in Mexico that appears on the list.

 

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