04/07/2008NY to Cancún now daily and direct with Mexicana Airlines

New York, July 03, 2008 — The New York office of the Mexico Tourism Board and Cancun’s Convention & Visitors Bureau are proud to announce Mexicana Airline’s new direct service between JFK International Airport and Cancun’s International Airport. The new route started on July 1st when it departed from Cancun at 6:10 pm and arrived in New York at 11:00pm. The JFK - Cancun return flight started on July 2nd at 9:00 am and arrived at 12:10 pm. Flights will be daily and direct.

“Mexicana Airlines has always enjoyed one of the best reputations for friendly service, food quality, and competitive price,” said Mariana Pedrero, Director of the Mexico Tourism Board’s New York office. “Cancun is one of Mexico’s most visited destinations; this new route provides New Yorkers with a new option to choose from when it comes to flying direct, comfortable and with a fair rate to the New Cancun.”

Cancun is Mexico’s largest resort destination with a total of 28,808 rooms among its 146 hotels ranging from affordable 3 stars to upscale, chic and 5 Diamond Awardees(4 hotels). Its airport receives the highest number of foreign travelers to Mexico and is the second in the country when it comes to inbound and outbound operations. In February 2008, a third terminal was completed adding 136,000 square feet of additional space, a platform equipped with 11 gates, and state of the art facilities and security system featuring the first CT scanning system in Mexico. The airport is located approximately 9 miles from the city of Cancun. A second lane is under construction and will be ready by the end of 2008.

Cancun has an annual average temperature of 80° F and offers its visitors the opportunity of experiencing a number of activities. Situated on the Caribbean Sea and home to ancient civilizations, it offers visitors the opportunity of enjoying an adventurous vacation that combines a variety of nautical activities, including snorkeling, diving, and swimming with dolphins, and visits to several archaeological sites scattered around the town, such as the ancient Mayan cities of El Rey and El Meco. For the gastronomy fanatic, Cancun has a full range of dinning options, including five-star restaurants, small eateries, bistros, and dinner shows with live music and entertainment. There also cooking schools where you can learn traditional regional Mexican cuisine or entrees from the Mediterranean to America. Visitors can also relax in one of the destinations many SPAs, many located ocean-side and offer unique treatments such as the traditional “temazcal” steam bath. Cancun is also a popular destination for golf players. It is home to eight golf courses, including courses by World-class designers like Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman.

Cancun’s location makes it a comfortable base from which to make day trips to the many destinations in the Yucatan Peninsula. Some popular destinations are the World Heritage Site of the biosphere reserve of Sian Ka’an, the World Wonder of Chichen Itza, and the islands of Holbox, Isla Mujeres and Cozumel.

For more information, Maps, Videos, E Brochures, Photos, please visit: www.cancun.travel

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