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Introduction to MAYAir
The MayAir airline codes are: IATA Code: 7M* // ICAO Code: MYI // * Controlled duplicate
MAYAir began operations in 1994 as a charter airline from its base at Cancun International Airport. Many years later, the company began operating scheduled shuttle services between Cancun and Cozumel -Feb. 2009- when it launched a joint venture with a local travel agency: Lomas Travel.
MayAir runs a Cancun-Cozumel shuttle service 6 days a week -NOT Sundays- with up to 3 flights per day
MAYAir and Lomas Travel came together as a result of an agreement signed by the governments of the countries that form part of the Maya World: Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico, in order to take advantage of the new possibilities with regard to the connectivity between the airports in the aformentioned countries.
MAYAir offers charter flights to the UNESCO World Heritage site: Chichén Itzá
As a result of the above agreement, this air taxi specialises in private charter services to any part of the Maya World, thus offering a whole host of possibilities for both adventure and culture; its most requested route being to the pre-Hispanic site of Chichén Itzá, home to one of the 7 New Wonders of the World: the Kukulcán Pyramid.
In March, 2010., MAYAir launched new scheduled flights between Cozumel-Cancún-Mérida
In 2010, MAYAir added Mérida to its scheduled destination portfolio, thus launching its new policy of acting as a feeder airline for tourists arriving to Cancun and wishing to visit other parts of the country, along with visitors arriving to Mérida from other parts of the world. Since then, the company has added further aircraft to its fleet and extended its coverage to include Villahermosa (Tabasco), and then on to Veracruz (VER), Mexico’s first official Port.
In 2011, the company acquired a new aircraft and added services to Tabasco and Veracruz
In 2015, Lomas Travel, of which MAYAir has now been an integral part for many years, signed an alliance with Amadeus the company famed for its Global Distribution System (GDS), one of the world’s leaders in IT solutions, so no doubt the airline will also benefit from this new venture well into the future, as it will from its integration with SABRE, the world’s other leading GDS. Then -In 2017- MAYAir relocated its main base, changing from Cancun (CUN) -where it still serves- to the International AIrport of Mérida (MID), in the state of Yucatan.
On Dec. 7, 2016., MayAir added services between Cancun and Chetumal using its Fokker 50 aircraft
The latest news regarding MAYAir is that -in May 2019- Grupo Lomas was awarded the Socially Responsible Business Award (Distintivo ESR®), presented to companies with a positive record regarding their business practices and social responsibility; the award was created by the Consejo Mexicano para la Filantropía (Cemefi – the Mexican Council for Philanthropy) and the Alianza por la Responsabilidad Social Empresarial por México (AliaRSE – the Mexican Alliance for Socially Responsible Companies).
In May 2019, Grupo Lomas was awarded the Distintivo ESR® for its program of socially responsable practices
And finally -in Nov. 2019- MAYAir announced the incorporation of a new investment partnership headed by Pablo González Ulloa -President of the former Mexican carrier Líneas Aéreas Azteca– and -for 2020- MAYAir plans to consolidate the following routes: Cancún-Mérida, Cancún-Cozumel and Cancún-Chetumal.
The Merida International Airport (MID) – in the State of Yucatan
1 x Cessna 206 – 5 passengers
1 x Cessna 402 – 9 passengers
2 x Dornier DO 228 – 19 passengers
3 x Fokker 50 – 60 passengers
The above information was taken from the company’s official Web page (last consulted Oct. 30, 2019).
MAYAir destinations in Mexico:
MAYAir Contact Information
Cancun International Airport,
T. +52-(998)-881-9413 // from within Mexico: 01-881-9413
to visit the official Web site of MAYAir