MexicoHow to get there



How to get there
(Last updated April 2017)

Mexico offers beautiful beaches on the Caribbean side and ancient Mayan temples in dense rainforest areas to be explored. Above all there is excellent diving. The country is famous for its cave diving in the "cenotes" (waterholes). They hold crystal clear water for best visibility to see the entire fabulous underwater world. In the ocean, Socorro Islands have the best big fish diving in Mexico. The gateway airports for Mexico are Mexico City and Cancun.
From North and South America
Flights from the United States or Canada to Mexico City are operated by most major airlines like Delta Airlines, Aeromexico, Mexicana de Aviation, United Airlines, American Airlines and Air Canada. Direct flights operate from the following airports in the US: Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark, San Francisco, Washington-Dulles, Atlanta, New York JFK, Toronto and Vancouver.

Flights from South America to Mexico City are operated by Aeromexico, Mexicana, Avianca, LATAM and Copa Airlines. South American airports servicing Mexico are: Bogota, Buenos Aires, Lima, Panama City, San Jose, Santiago and Sao Paulo.
From Australia and Asia
There are no direct flights from Australia and Asia to Ecuador. If you travel from this region, you need to fly via the United States or South America.

There are flights from Sydney to Santiago with LAN or Qantas. You can also fly from Sydney to New York, San Francisco or Los Angeles with American Airlines, Delta Airlines or United Airlines or to Vancouver with Air Canada or Air New Zealand.

The 2 main hubs in Asia are Singapore and Hong Kong. Singapore Airlines flies to New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Houston, whereas Cathay Pacific flies from Hong Kong to Toronto, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. United Airlines and Delta Airlines also operate flights from Asia to North America.
From Europe
There are flights from Europe to Mexico City operating with KLM from Amsterdam, Iberia from Madrid, Air France from Paris, British Airways from London and Lufthansa from Frankfurt and Munich. Alitalia is operating between Rome and Mexico City.
Airfares
As part of your travel plan we will happily assist you in finding the most suitable flight connections to your dive destination. In many cases we can issue the tickets on your behalf.

Air taxes are subject to strong fluctuations and can change daily or until your flight ticket has been purchased. Taxes generally include local airport/security fees, departure taxes, ground handling fees and fuel surcharges.

Should the most convenient route involve instant purchase airfares we can still issue them with your authorisation. All airfares issued by us will attract a small service fee and might slightly be more expensive then the cheapest offers online.

In general, airfares available for purchase online depend on day of departure and time of travel. Those instant purchase airfares require full payment at time of booking. If you choose to arrange your own flights online, we won’t be able to provide any services for seat reservations, schedule or itinerary changes.
Baggage
Please note that baggage rules and regulations are subject to change at any time.

Airlines originating in the US or Canada tend to charge for each bag checked in for a flight to Mexico. 1st bag approx. USD 25.00; 2nd bag approx. USD 40.00.

Airlines originating in South America have a free checked baggage allowance of 2 pieces (max. 23kg/piece).

Originating from Europe, airlines allow either 1 or 2 pieces of checked baggage (max. 23kg/piece), depending on which airline has been chosen.

Fragile items such as camera, regulator, dive computer etc., should be packed in a small bag and taken as carry-on luggage. Batteries from dive torches, strobes, cameras and other devices should be removed prior to check-in. Be sure your baggage is properly tagged.
International airport information
Mexico City International Airport is Mexico's and Latin America's busiest airport by passenger traffic and aircraft movement. The airport is located 5km (3.1mi) east of downtown Mexico City. It has 2 terminals.
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