Mérida Airport is small and tranquil. There is no frantic hustle and bustle. A few years ago it underwent a major renovation, and it is now very attractive as well. I had not eaten that morning, so I had a late breakfast at one of the airport restaurants. I ordered my favorite, "huevos motuleños", and they were better than what I've had at some restaurants in downtown Mérida.
My flight was on Interjet, a relatively new Mexican airline. The have domestic flights throughout Mexico as well as international service to several U.S. cities, Cuba, Central America, and Colombia.
I had flown on Interjet once before, and even though my flight yesterday was about twenty minutes late in departing, the experience confirmed in my mind that Interjet is a top-notch airline. Unlike the airlines in the United States which charge for everything and which cram passengers into the aircraft, Interjet does not charge for your first piece of checked luggage, and you have leg room!!!
The seats are configured six across as in the economy section of most planes in the U.S. , but I swear that I had as much leg room as I would have in first class on a U.S. carrier!
They even give you a bag of chips with your beverage!
I had a window seat and I managed to get some decent photos.
Taking off from Mérida...
The coast of the Yucatan Peninsula...
Most of the flight we flew above a dense layer of clouds. When we descended for our approach to Mexico City, the cloud cover was high enough that we had a view of the two volcanoes, Iztaccíhuatl and Popocatépetl. Cold temperatures and recent precipitation have given them a mantle of snow.
The final approach to the city.
The large building just left of center is the World Trade Center, and the swathe of green above it is Chapultepec Park.
Welcome to Mexico City!