While officials from Mexico’s flag carrier airline Aeromexico have complained about the new route creating unfair competition, the government is looking to bring higher-spending tourists to the country. If Aeromexico wants to remain profitable, officials said the airline should expand routes or frequency to another market.
De la Madrid wants to diversify the visitors coming to Mexico and stop relying so heavily on tourists from the United States. With the Dubai airport offering connections from more than 240 cities in the world, Mexico would become more accessible to travelers from around the world.
In 2017, Mexico hosted 64,921 tourists from India and 75 percent landed at airports in Mexico City and Cancun.
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