Mexico Flights Are About to Get Cheaper in 2024 — Here's Why

"We may be awash in cheap Mexico flights soon.”

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Travelers heading to Mexico — whether they're to indulge in its vibrant street food culture or relax at an all-inclusive resort — may be in luck as flights to the destination are on track to get much cheaper in 2024.

According to travel experts at Going, the number of people who flew last month between the U.S. and Mexico was 33% higher than pre-pandemic. While demand has been steady over the past few years, flights to Mexico have remained limited.

“That surge in popularity has made finding cheap flights to Mexico tougher, at least on some routes and dates,” said Andrew Hickey, Senior Manager of Public Relations at Going. “But there’s good news: We may be awash in cheap Mexico flights soon.”

Just last month, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) restored Mexico’s safety rating back to the highest level after two years of collaboration between the civil aviation authorities.

This means Mexico can begin introducing new routes to the U.S., and we’ve already seen announcements from airlines like Mexican low-cost carrier Viva Aerobus, based in Monterrey. In 2024, Viva Aerobus plans on launching new routes to Mexico from Austin, Denver, Miami, New York City, San Francisco, and Orlando.

SkyTeam alliance partners Aeromexico and Delta Air Lines have announced 17 new flights to begin on January 1, 2024, including Mexico City’s secondary airport, Felipe Ángeles International Airport (NLU), which has recently allowed airlines to add capacity.

Furthermore, the brand-new Felipe Carrillo Puerto International Airport (TQO) in Tulum is set to open by the end of the year. Both Delta and Spirit have announced flights slated to begin on March 28, 2024, attracting even more travelers to the popular leisure destination thanks to these new nonstop options.

“The cities that will see the cheapest flights to Mexico have one thing in common: there will be multiple carriers flying to the same destination,” said Katy Nastro, Spokesperson for Going. “The number one driver for cheap flights is competition, so as more routes get added by more carriers, we will likely start to see which cities come out on top for cheaper flights to Mexico.”

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