Cancun. Just over 300 British tourists vacationing in the Mexican Caribbean are stranded in Cancun as a result of the three weekly flights grounded by British Airways, and can’t find a way to get back home.
This weekend, at Cancun International Airport (AIC), those affected tried to get flights to European countries to connect with their final destination to the UK.
The airline has informed that it will come into effect from August 15, however, since Saturday, British Airways no longer has a route to Cancun, and customers with a return ticket will have to wait to return to the UK.
“I think it is an abusive measure, they have had to warn us for days that the airline will not have a route to Cancun in order to block us, however, we are not sure what will happen to our already purchased flights,” he said. Harry, one of the affected passengers with their families.
“I am in desperate need of finding a flight, and I have my youngest of two children who we came with for the vacation. We already got the tickets back on August 17th,” said Anne, who is now looking for a flight to Germany. “However, the airline told us yesterday that they will be sending A plane every 10 days, and I can’t wait that long.”
“If I could leave, I think I wouldn’t go back to Cancun for a long time, because the British government is putting so many obstacles for us to go back to England, and that is a huge cost to us, and no one will recover,” said Boris.
In recent days, Mexico has been placed on the list of countries at risk of an epidemic. As a result, tourist destinations were affected by the cancellation of flights and hotel reservations. The Department for Tourism (Sectur) reported that British Airways canceled about 9,640 seats to Cancun from the UK, from August 15 to September 30.
Miguel Toroco Marquez, Sectur’s president, noted that cancellations of flights from the UK occurred on 29 different flights from Gatwick and Heathrow, according to data from the official airline guide.
Among the health restrictions imposed by the British government on people who decide to visit Mexico is a mandatory quarantine in a hotel.