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Delta Puts New Tulum Airport on the Map With Nonstop Service From Atlanta

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The popular Mexican vacation destination of Tulum is getting its very own airport next year, and Delta is the first U.S. airline to announce flights to the exciting new destination.

“Delta is uniquely positioned to give customers convenient and direct access from the U.S. to Tulum, a premium leisure destination known for its boutique hotels, Mayan ruins and eco-friendly spirit,” said Joe Esposito, senior vice president of network planning at Delta. “We know Tulum-bound customers will enjoy the elevated experience Delta consistently offers – and now without a two-hour drive from Cancun – as we grow our footprint in Mexico and throughout the Yucatan region.”

Here’s what we know so far about this new route.

Delta’s Nonstop Service From Atlanta to Tulum Coming Soon

Taking wing for the first time on March 28, 2024, the service will operate daily from Delta’s home base and hub airport of Atlanta (ATL).

The opening of Tulum’s new Felipe Carrillo Puerto (TQO) Airport in March will mean U.S. vacationers no longer have to fly to Cancun (CUN) to visit Tulum, shaving up to around 2 and a half hours off of total journey times.

Hot Tip:

Tulum is worlds away from the crazy, party, spring-break vibes of Cancun. With that, accommodation in the area tends to be more intimate and luxurious, like these stunning boutique properties for example.

The schedule has yet to be published by Delta, but it’s expected that the flights will take around 3 hours — just a little while longer than Delta’s nonstop service from Atlanta to Cancun.

What we do know is that Delta will deploy its Boeing 737-800 jets on the route.

Delta will connect Atlanta with Tulum’s new airport from March 2024. Image Credit: Great Circle Mapper

These narrow-body aircraft comprise a total of 160 seats across 3 cabins: First Class (not including lie-flat seats), Delta’s Comfort+ (like premium economy), and Main Cabin (economy).

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Final Thoughts

The new year means new travel possibilities for those living in and around Atlanta and across Delta’s wider domestic network.

Whether you fly nonstop from Atlanta or via a connection from elsewhere in the U.S., Delta’s new Tulum service will likely be very welcome by many vacationers.

About Daniel Ross

Daniel has loved aviation and travel his entire life. He earned a Master of Science in Air Transport Management and has written about travel and aviation in publications like Simple Flying, The Points Guy, and more.


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