Cancun Passenger Traffic Is Surging Past Pre-Pandemic Levels

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Cancun is seeing a full-fledged surge in air passenger traffic, according to new data from Mexico-based ASUR, which manages Cancun International Airport. 

The Mexican Caribbean hotspot reported passenger traffic of 2.617 million in April, which represented a 59.6 percent increase compared to April 2021. 

More crucially, it represented a 16.2 percent increase compared to April 2019, nearly a year before the onset of the pandemic. 

For the year, Cancun’s passenger traffic is 9.659 million, representing a 74.8 percent increase compared to the first four months of 2021. 

That’s also 8.4 percent higher than the same period in 2019 — not a surprise, given the destinations continued tourism demand and strong airlift growth amid the pandemic.