A new airport has opened in Palenque and Interjet has inaugurated twice-weekly flights from Mexico City. Additional service from Cancun to Palenque has also been announced, though no date has been set. This is expected to increase visitors since presently U.S. travelers typically have to make a 2 hour journey from Villahermosa’s airport. In fact, today comes word from The Yucatan Times that Merida will become a hub for Interjet so that it can serve the “Maya World” with regional routes to states such as Tabasco, Campeche, Chiapas, Veracruz and Oaxaca, among others.