Transportation Minister Miri Regev, who is currently visiting Mexico, reached an agreement on Thursday with her Mexican counterpart, Rogelio Jiménez Pons, regarding direct flights from Ben Gurion Airport to the Latin American country.
The two ministers agreed that the destinations, Mexico City and Cancun, will be on a direct flight route connecting the two countries. This development will provide the option for passengers who wish to travel directly to Mexico without the need for connecting flights. Additionally, the ministers discussed transportation challenges such as congestion management, smart transportation, and road accident prevention.
In addition, representatives from the Mexican Ministry of Transportation were invited to participate in the International Transportation Conference, focusing on AI, which will take place in Israel in the upcoming month of November.
Regev: "The flights will save Israeli passengers a lot of money"
Minister Regev welcomed the initiative, saying, "Direct flights from Israel to Mexico will save travelers many hours and significant costs. Until now, flights between the two countries required intermediate stops in Europe, the United States, or Canada. Very soon, direct flights will be available, significantly shortening travel times. These flights will be an additional contribution to the Israeli economy, connecting Israel to the world, and reducing flight costs."