Mexico: Thousands of tourists stranded by strong storms

Posted on September 17, 2013 • Filed under: Mexico, Tourist Stories, Travel Aviation, Travel Weather Issues reports that the first flight to Mexico City from the swamped airport in Acapulco city took off on Tuesday to evacuate some stranded tourists, Interjet airline reported. Two of Mexico’s largest airlines, Interjet and Aeromexico, are running flights to the swamped airport. Families with small children, elderly members or women are given priority boarding, airline officials said. Around 40,000 tourists, many of whom traveling from Mexico City for holiday weekend, got stranded in Acapulco by flooding and landslides that shut down the highway to Mexico City and swamped the airport caused by storm Manuel, according to Mexico’s federal civil protection. Read article

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