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Getting to Riviera Maya - the Cancun International Airport


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Riviera Maya in Mexico is a stretch of beach front towns south of the Cancun International Airport. Some of the towns located in the Riviera Maya include, Paraiso Beach, Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, PlayaCar, Paamul, Puerto Aventuras, Kantenah, Akumal, Xcacel, Xel-Ha, and Tulum. Each town along the Riviera Maya has its own charm and scenery. Playa del Carmen is the largest of all the towns and the "point of reference" for the rest of the Riviera Maya.

Getting to the Riviera Maya is very easy. The Cancun International Airport is the only airport in the area and it is served by all major International Airlines with direct or non-stop service from anywhere around the world.

The Cancun International Airport

Cancun Airport International (CUN) is one of the busiest airports in the Caribbean and the point of entry to the "Mundo Maya". Every year millions of people visit Cancun and the Riviera Maya and the number of visitors is expected to increase rapidly thanks to the new mega-resorts already in construction all over the area.

Major international airlines as well as charter airlines have direct or connecting flights to Cancun every day. Now more than ever Cancun Airport International is easy accessible from almost every major city in the world. With first class shops, restaurants and services, Cancun Airport is one of the easiest most convenient airports to fly to/from in Mexico.

The major airlines that serve the airport are as follows:

United Airlines Airbus Seen at Cancun Airport Cubana Yak 420 seen at Cancun Airport

  1. Aeroflot - the flag carrier and largest airline of the Russian Federation.
  2. Aerolíneas Argentinas - Argentina's largest airline and serves as the country's flag carrier.
  3. Aeroméxico (and Aeroméxico Connect) - the flag carrier airline of Mexico based in Colonia Cuauhtémoc, Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City.
  4. Aerotucán - a Mexican airline based in Oaxaca, Oaxaca.
  5. Air Berlin - Germany's second largest airline, after Lufthansa German Airlines, and Europe's sixth largest airline in terms of passengers.
  6. Air Canada - the flag carrier and largest airline of Canada.
  7. Air Europa - the third largest airline in Spain after Iberia and Vueling.
  8. Air France - is the French flag carrier headquartered in Tremblay-en-France, (north of Paris).
  9. Air Italy - an airline based in Gallarate, Italy
  10. Air Pullmantur - a charter airline based in Madrid, Spain.
  11. Air Transat - a Canadian intercontinental airline based in Saint-Laurent, Quebec, operating scheduled and charter flights, serving 60 destinations in 25 countries.
  12. AirTran Airways (operated by Southwest Airlines) - an American low-cost airline headquartered in Dallas, Texas and is a subsidiary of Southwest Airlines.
  13. American Airlines - a major U.S. airline and a subsidiary of AMR Corporation. It is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, adjacent to its largest hub at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
  14. Apple Vacations operated by AirTran Airways
  15. Apple Vacations operated by Allegiant Air
  16. Apple Vacations operated by Frontier Airlines
  17. Arkefly - a Dutch charter airline headquartered in Schiphol-Rijk on the grounds of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands.[1] It is the charter carrier of the Dutch arm of the German travel conglomerate TUI and its main base is Schiphol Airport.
  18. Avianca - the flag carrier airline of Colombia.
  19. Blue Panorama Airlines - an airline based in Fiumicino, Italy. It is a private airline operating scheduled and charter flights from Italy to various international destinations.
  20. British Airways - the flag carrier airline of the United Kingdom, based in Waterside, near its main hub at London Heathrow Airport. It is the largest airline in the UK based on fleet size, international flights and international destinations and second largest measured by passengers carried, behind easyJet.
  21. CanJet - a low-cost chartered airline based in Enfield and in the Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia, Canada at the Halifax International Airport.
  22. Condor - an airline based in Germany, operating scheduled leisure flights to the Mediterranean, Asia, Africa, North America, South America and the Caribbean as part of Thomas Cook Group.
  23. Corsair International - an airline based in Rungis, France. It is currently the second largest French airline after Air France and operates international scheduled and charter services to 62 European destinations, the French overseas territories, Africa and North America.
  24. Copa Airlines - an airline based in Panama City, Panama, and serves as Panama's flag carrier.
  25. Copa Airlines Colombia - an airline based in Bogotá, Colombia. It is the third largest air carrier in Colombia.
  26. Cubana de Aviación - is Cuba's largest airline and flag carrier.
  27. Delta Air Lines - a major United States airline headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States.
  28. Edelweiss Air - a charter airline with its head office in the Edwelweiss Air Operations Center (OPC) on the property of Zurich Airport and in Kloten, Switzerland, operating mainly out of Zurich Airport, with a smaller base at Geneva International Airport.
  29. Enerjet - a charter airline with its headquarters on the grounds of Calgary International Airport in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
  30. EuroAtlantic Airways - a charter airline based in Sintra, Lisbon Region, Portugal.
  31. Finnair - the flag carrier and largest airline of Finland, with its headquarters in Vantaa and its main hub at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport.
  32. Frontier Airlines - a United States low-cost airline headquartered in Denver, Colorado, USA, operating flights to 74 destinations throughout the United States, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Mexico.
  33. Interjet - a Mexican low-cost airline with its headquarters in Lomas de Chapultepec, Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City, Mexico.
  34. Jetairfly - a Belgian airline with its headquarters in Ostend, Belgium and its centre of flight operations in Zaventem, Belgium.
  35. JetBlue Airways - an American low-cost airline. The company is headquartered in the Long Island City neighborhood of the New York City borough of Queens.
  36. LAN Airlines - the Chilean-based carrier of LATAM Airlines Group.
  37. LAN Peru - an airline based in Lima, Peru.
  38. Magnicharters -  a airline with its headquarters in Colonia Juárez, Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City, operating domestic holiday flights out of Mexico City International Airport.
  39. Maya Island Air - an airline with its head office on the second floor of Building #1 of Belize City Municipal Airport in Belize City, Belize.
  40. MAYAir - a regional airline based in Cancún, Mexico. Its main base is Cancún International Airport.
  41. Monarch - a British airline based at Luton Airport, operating scheduled flights to destinations in the Mediterranean, Canary Islands, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece and Turkey, with additional charter services to Europe, the United States, the Caribbean, India and Africa.
  42. Orbest - a small airline based at Lisbon, Portugal, operating leisure charter flights to the Caribbean out of Lisbon Portela Airport on behalf of tour operators.
  43. Orbest Orizonia Airlines - an airline based in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. It operates regular and charter flights to destinations in Europe and the Caribbean, scheduled domestic services, and scheduled international services to Havana.
  44. Orenair - an airline with its head office on the property of Orenburg Tsentralny Airport in Orenburg, Russia.
  45. Spirit Airlines - an American ultra low-cost carrier headquartered in Miramar, Florida, Spirit operates scheduled flights throughout the U.S. as well as the Caribbean, Mexico, and Latin America.
  46. Sun Country Airlines - an American low-cost airline headquartered in the Minneapolis-St. Paul suburb of Mendota Heights, Minnesota.
  47. Sunwing Airlines - an airline headquartered in Etobicoke, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, offering scheduled and chartered services to Canada, the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe, Central America, South America as well as domestic services during the summer season.
  48. TACA Airlines - the flag-carrier of El Salvador and trade name "brand" comprising a group of five independently IATA-coded and -owned Central American airlines.
  49. Thomas Cook Airlines -a British charter airline based in Manchester, England. It serves main holiday resorts worldwide, from its main bases at Manchester and Gatwick.
  50. Thomson Airways - the world's largest charter airline, offering scheduled and charter flights from the UK and Ireland to destinations across Europe, Africa, Asia and North America.
  51. Transaero - an airline with its head office on the grounds of Domodedovo International Airport, Domodedovsky District, Moscow Oblast, Russia. It operates scheduled and charter flights to more than 99 domestic and international destinations.
  52. Transportes Aéreos Guatemaltecos - a private passenger and cargo airline based at Guatemala La Aurora International Airport.
  53. TUIfly Nordic - a charter airline based in Stockholm, Sweden. It operates holiday charter flights from airports in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden to fly vacation travelers for the tour operators Star Tour (Denmark and Norway), Fritidsresor (Sweden) and Finnmatkat (Finland).
  54. United Airlines - is a major U.S. airline and is also the world's largest airline by number of destinations and scheduled passenger-kilometer flown.
  55. US Airways -  a major U.S. airline based in the U.S. city of Tempe, Arizona. A member of the Star Alliance Network, the airline utilizes a fleet of 346 mainline jet aircraft and 285 regional jet and turbo-prop aircraft connecting 198 destinations in North America, South America, Europe and the Middle East.
  56. Virgin America - a United States-based airline that began service on August 8, 2007. The airline's stated aim is to provide low-fare, high-quality service for "long-haul point-to-point service between major metropolitan cities on the Eastern and West Coast seaboards."
  57. Virgin Atlantic Airways - a British airline that uses a mixed fleet of Airbus and Boeing wide-bodied jets and operates between the United Kingdom and North America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia from its bases at Gatwick and Heathrow airports.
  58. VivaAerobus - a Mexican low cost airline part-owned by the founders of Europe's biggest low-cost carrier, Ryanair and the biggest bus company group in Mexico, IAMSA.
  59. Volaris - a Mexican low-cost airline and the country's second largest airline after Aeroméxico, thus being a leading competitor in the Mexican domestic market, with a market share of around 13-14% of domestic traffic.
  60. WestJet - a major Canadian low-cost carrier that provides scheduled and charter air service to 81 destinations in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.
  61. White Airways - an airline with its head office on the second floor of the Edifício Orange in Porto Salvo, Oeiras, Portugal, operating leisure charter flights out of Lisbon Portela Airport.
  62. Whitejets - an airline based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil founded in 2010. It is authorized to operate non-regular domestic and international charter flights.
  63. Xiknal Air
  64. XL Airways France - a French airline with its head offices on the grounds of Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport and in Tremblay-en-France. It operates scheduled flights mainly to long-haul destinations in Africa, the Middle East and the Caribbean as well as charter flights to medium-haul destinations in the Mediterranean, usually out of Charles de Gaulle Airport.

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