About Fly Cozumel
Our clients mean everything to us. Without you, we wouldn’t have a business. That’s why we treat each and every client with utmost respect and strive to exceed expectations from the first email or chat until returning back home following a spectacular flight. With over 100 5-star reviews on TripAdvisor, we know we’re doing just that and will continue to do so day in and day out.
We're committed to passion & diversity
Fly Cozumel is committed to equal opportunities. We’re dedicated to building a team where passion and diversity in both ideas and identities are highly encouraged.
An inspirational and genuine environment where vulnerability leads to creativity and growth.
The founder of Fly Cozumel, Leo Waltman, is a standout entrepreneur in the aviation and tourism industry. Leo´s vision has created what is rapidly becoming the new standard in regional aviation in the Yucatan Peninsula. High work ethics and his motto “every master was once a beginner” can be found anywhere within Fly Cozumel.
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Flights & Excursions
Another unforgettable day was the day Fly Cozumel did its first flight to the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza. At this time not knowing it would be the most successful tour Fly Cozumel would offer in time.
Another good cause in Cozumel to support: The humane society.
To spread the word of … the beauty of the Mexican Caribbean and… the good vibes of Fly Cozumel… influencers were flown around Cozumel.
When you call a competition “annual” you have to deliver. For the second year in a row Fly Cozumel organized with Cozumel4You this fantastic flight for photographers. Winner of this year: Florent Serfati
A milestone in the growth of Fly Cozumel was reached on this day. Fly Cozumel executed the first flight for a cruise line. Guests of Norwegian Cruise Line were flown to Chichen Itza and were given a private tour in the archaeological site.
A nice twist in the annual Photography flight in Cozumel: this time kids only. The flight was executed with 4 creative kiddos that love photography. Winner: Juancho
Our first own plane (tail number XA-LEO) is produced and ready for delivery in the factory in Wichita, USA. A brand-new Cessna 206 with air conditioning and Garmin 1000. WOW!
The first flight for Silversea Ultra Luxury Cruises. What an honor and pleasure.
Time flies. For the fourth time a flight above Cozumel, this time with 1 invited Photographer. Stunning pictures again. Just can’t get enough of Cozumel. Erik Ruiz, gracias!
The team of Fly Cozumel is passionate and has lots of positive energy. The entrepreneurial spirit within Fly Cozumel will remain. Fly Cozumel connects with other entrepreneurs and visionairs. Respect for inspirational mr Fearless, Tony Martinez. #thinkbig
The business is growing, the team is growing, so a cool office is in its place. We love to go to work!
Hard (team)work, consistency, being top notch every single day made Fly Cozumel sign up more cruise lines for the upcoming cruise season to fly to Chichen Itza: Norwegian Cruise Line, Regent Seven Sea Cruises, Oceania Cruises, Silversea Ultra Luxury Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, AIDA Cruises, Princess Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Viking Cruises, Virgin Voyages, TUI cruises and Azamara Cruises.
Fly Cozumel is so proud and excited to welcome Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises! As of now one is able to book the Chichen Itza by Air shore excursion directly at Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises.Online at https://www.royalcaribbean.com and https://www.celebritycruises.com or ask the shore excursion team on board! WELCOME!
GFNY Cozumel has become the most international cycling event in Mexico with over 50 countries participating and a field of top athletes from Mexico and around the world. This year GFNY Cozumel fell in love with Fly Cozumel. We worked together well flying a big amount of athletes and journalists between Cancun and Cozumel. Check out GFNY Cozumel: https://www.gfnycozumel.com
On a warm winter night our second brand new Cessna 206 (XA-COZ) arrived home in Cozumel and is ready to fly with you to destinations like Chichen Itzá and Cancún. Features: the delicious smell of new leather, air conditioning and a high tech flight deck (Garmin 1000). The Fly Cozumel team is proud!
From the start of Fly Cozumel one of our goals has been to improve the quality of aviation in Quintana Roo and Yucatan. Our second brand new Cessna 206 XA-COZ met today for the first time with its Fly Cozumel brother the XA-LEO. What a fantastic feeling! Let´s grow!
And….. we have a winner of the annual Fly Cozumel Cozumel 4 You Photo Contest. Nadine Biezmienova and Oleksandr Biezmienov of Mik ‘n Drik Photography took to the skies over Cozumel with us and presented their 5 best images. Congratulations Sasha for shooting the winning picture.
It was a such a pleasure to celebrate Valentine´s Day with a romantic offer. A date in a plane… a 45 minute fully private scenic flight around the island of Cozumel for 2 persons and a bouquet of red roses hidden in the plane to surprise a loved one. Love was in the air… We flew tens of happy couples! Happy Valentine´s Day from all of us!
BUMMER! The Chichén Itzá Archaeological Zone will be closed from March 21st 2020 until further notice. Therefor Fly Cozumel is not able to fly to its most popular destination: the Mayan Ruins of Chichén Itzá. This measure, taken by guidelines of the Ministry of Health will be reviewed daily. Of course as soon as the site re opens Fly Cozumel will share this information right away.
April 3rd, 2020 · First commercial international flight XA-LEO
What a historical day! Our XA-LEO (Cessna 206) executed its first comercial international flight. Destination: Guatemala City. In these are unprecedented times Fly Cozumel does believe there are great opportunities. Fly Safe. Fly Private.
April 18th, 2020 · CEO Fly Cozumel speaks at Fearless Online Seminar
Sales and Entrepreneur seminar Fearless goes online today. Speakers as Peter Voogd, James Harris and Tony Martinez shared their vision about how to manage a company and how to sell in times of crisis, like COVID-19. Fly Cozumel CEO Leo Waltman spoke about clarity (success starts with clarity) in tough times.
Each threat in the market automatically (and at the same time) creates an opportunity. COVID-19 makes the headlines daily these days. Fly Cozumel found new markets and expanded its team with 2 new members: Chief Of Operations and Director Of Maintenance. GROWTH!
May 9th, 2020 · Diversification XA-LEO
Although there has been no tourism in Cozumel for a while now due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, that doesn’t mean Fly Cozumel stops growing. On the contrary. Diversification is the key and it offers fantastic opportunities. Today our Cessna 206 (XA-LEO) crosses the channel to start working out of Villahermosa. Different area with destinations like Veracruz and Mexico City. Attending a different type of passengers, non tourism related.
May 10th, 2020 · Going Facebook Live for Mothers day
YEAH!!! Almost 6000 unique reproductions of Fly Cozumel transmitting LIVE on Facebook during a flight around the island of Cozumel. Thank you all for watching. And we truly hope you enjoyed this flight watching from home on Mothers day 2020.
June 1st, 2020 · COVID-19 courses by IMMS for team Fly Cozumel
The complete Fly Cozumel team successfully took 2 Mexican government courses (IMSS). A 3 hours course was taken to learn all about COVID-19 / Corona virus preventions. And a 5 hours course “Going back to business in a safe way / COVID-19 / Corona Virus” given by the Mexican Government was successfully taken by the team.
June 12th, 2020 · Fly Cozumel obtains Global Safety Stamp by (WTTC)
At Fly Cozumel our passengers are our top priority. The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) represents the global private sector of Travel & Tourism. The specially designed stamp obtained by Fly Cozumel will allow travelers to recognize governments and companies around the world which have adopted health and hygiene global standardized protocols – so consumers can experience ‘Safe Travels’.
July 15th, 2020 · Karla Diaz and Mariana Echeverria fly with Fly Cozumel
Mexican fame on board of the Fly Cozumel planes! Singer / presenter Karla Diaz and tv host / actress Mariana Echeverria gave preference to Fly Cozumel. While staying at Hotel B Unique they took the Cozumel Island Airplane Tour and flew in 45 minutes all around the island. Later they decided that going back to Cancun by plane with Fly Cozumel should be much faster and much more comfortable than going by ferry and bus. And they were so right! Thank you Karla and Mariana! See you next time.
August 5th, 2020 · Fly Cozumel wins 2020 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award
Fly Cozumel has been recognized as a 2020 Travelers’ Choice Award winner for outdoor activities and tours by airplane in Cozumel. “Based on a full year of Tripadvisor reviews award winners are known for consistently receiving great traveler feedback, placing them in the top 10% of hospitality businesses around the world.”
August 24th, 2020 · Fly Cozumel uses SPOT Satellite Messenger system
Fly Cozumel stands for safe operations! SPOT allows us to track our planes, send and receive messages, our pilots can send GPS position and status while flying, our office can track our flights on SPOT Mapping and notify search and rescue officials in the event of an emergency. Our SPOT devices provide peace of mind. Welcome to the Fly Cozumel team SPOT: https://www.findmespot.com/en-us/
September 5th, 2020 · Fly Cozumel SEDETUR / SESA certified service provider
The Government of our State (Quintana Roo) together with the Secretary of Tourism and the Secretary of Health grants to Fly Cozumel a certification in protection and health prevention in its facilities. It guarantees the implementation of health prevention actions and gives continuity to the care and attention that is presented in the facilities. Fly Cozumel, as of today a, certified service provider. Great teamwork!
October 1st, 2020 · Triple digit growth in passengers for Fly Cozumel
The Fly Cozumel team is smiling. We just finished the report of September; and what a joy to have reached a triple digit growth in passengers compared to September 2019. Founder and CEO Leo Waltman: “The last months for sure were challenging. But… as an entrepreneur you can´t ask for more: these times have the ultimate fun factor. Consciously, positively and consistently running the company; without comparing and complaining; observing and continuously adjusting; losing markets and finding new ones. I am proud of the Fly Cozumel team. Thank you passengers for your trust.”
October 2nd, 2020 · Chichen Itza guides receive certification for good sanitary practices.
We are proud to announce that the Secretary of Tourism Lic. Michelle Fridman Hirsch issued a certificate to the Fly Cozumel (offical) guides in Chichén Itzá for complying with the implementation of the processes and standards of a system of good sanitary. This guarantees the well-being and trust of tourists and team.
October 12th. 2020 · Gerard Adams up in the air with Fly Cozumel.
Gerard Adams, thought leader, serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and philanthropist inspires many human beings to leverage their passions to create the successful lifestyles they dream of. This day Gerard connected with our CEO Leo and went up in the air. Destination Sian Ka´an, the place where heavens were born. Leaders creating leaders…
November 4th, 2020 · No ferries, no worries! Own record broken…
No ferries, no worries! We got you covered! We broke our own record and operated close to 100 flights in just a few days when the ferries between Cozumel and Playa del Carmen were not running! It was such a fulfilling experience to help families get home, workers arriving on time to their offices, and many travelers catching their flights.
November 21st, 2020 · Over 100 athletes arrive on time for Ironman competition.
Thank you for flying with Fly Cozumel! Fly Cozumel made sure that more than 100 athletes arrived on time from Cancún and Playa del Carmen in Cozumel to participate in the Ironman Cozumel 2020 competition. More than 40 flights succesfully executed with Ironmen and women. No ferries. No worries!
November 28th, 2020 · Fly Cozumel is proud to be part of the Flightradar24 network.
Fly Cozumel announces that as of today we are a very proud partner of Flightradar24. We installed equipment in our office so all over the world all airtraffic in Cozumel can be followed live. Aviation lovers and professionals must have noticed over the years that Cozumel had no coverage in the best and number 1 flight tracker app: Flightradar24 (https://www.flightradar24.com). This plane tracker app lets you follow live air traffic around the world from your mobile device.
December 10th, 2020 · The new Fly Cozumel team picture
The Fly Cozumel team grew in 2020. The sky is not the limit! On the last team picture there were 7 team members shown. Today Sasha and Nadine of Mik´n Drik Photography (https://www.mikndrik.com) took the 2020 team picture with 15 people team members. Growth in a conscious way! Thank you.
December 15th, 2020 · Epic shooting day with Jeffrey Castillo
Is this the new Mission Impossible movie set? Or is the new James Bond being filmed here? Sure looks like it. The Fly Cozumel team is very proud to be an important part of a production of the one and only Jeffrey Castillo (https://www.instagram.com/digitaljeff/). The runway turned into a filming set for a commercial of MNLY (https://www.instagram.com/mnly.box/). EPIC day.
December 21st, 2020 · Think back 5 years ago… Be unstoppable.
Dwayne Johnson once said “Think back 5 years ago. Think of where you’re at today. Think ahead 5 years and what you want to accomplish. Be unstoppable!”. Today Fly Cozumel celebrates the fact that exactly 5 years ago the very first commercial flight took place. Time flies when you’re having fun… Be unstoppable…
December 30th, 2020 · Actress Ana Serradilla on board.
What a lovely surprise. On the passenger list of today appeared actress Ana Serredilla. The Mexican actress flew from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen with Fly Cozumel. Ana Serredilla starred in the Mexican version of Desperate Housewives, amas de casa deseperadas; and is well known for many other film and television roles. See you next time Ana! Muchas gracias
January 1st, 2021 · NEW!!! First edition of On Board Magazine by Fly Cozumel
2021 starts with the first edition of On Board Magazine by Fly Cozumel. On Board is being issued monthly and covers brief information and news about the destinations of Fly Cozumel. You will find On Board in our airplanes and digitally on our website. Any suggestions? Spread your wings and feel free to reach out: email@example.com
January 10th, 2021 · Fly Cozumel supports the International Network of Hearts
Fly Cozumel CEO Leo Waltman is part of the Conscious Leadership Mastermind by Gerard Adams´ Leaders Create Leaders. “At Leaders Create Leaders, we have partnered with the International Network of Hearts. #FreeTheChildren is the campaign. At Fly Cozumel we fully support this campaign.” states Leo. Donate here : https://inetworkofhearts.networkforgood.com/projects/107053-free-the-children-campaign
January 21st, 2021 · Del Sol Photography in heaven above Sian Ka´an
What an honor. As part of our anual aerial photo competition Matt and Sol of Del Sol Photography hopped on a plane today to make some EPIC shots of UNESCO protected Sian Ka´an. The award winning photographers thought they were in heaven with so much natural beauty. Cant wait to see their pictures!
February 6th 2021 · Evan Luthra prefers Fly Cozumel
Serial entrepreneur and angel investor @evanluthra prefers Fly Cozumel. As a member of the Forbes Technology Council, Evan also guests posts for various articles talking about how technology is changing the world at a rapid pace. Evan has written multiple articles for Forbes, Entrepreneur and many more. In Evans own words: “The Best way to predict the future is to build it”.
February 11th, 2021 · Miss World 2018 Vanessa Ponce de Leon on board
On this rainy day Miss World 2018 Vanessa Ponce de Leon preferred to fly to Cancun airport from Cozumel with Fly Cozumel instead of taking the ferry and bus. Thank you Vanessa for your preference. We will meet and fly again!
March 1st, 2021 · Daily flights between Cozumel and Playa del Carmen
A big step in the history of Fly Cozumel. Now it is possible to fly between Cozumel and Playa del Carmen in the morning, afternoon and at night at an accesible price. A flight of 10 minutes only with spectacular views guaranteed. Daily departures; https://cstu.io/232745 for more info.
March 22nd, 2021 · Fly Cozumel official partner of the Cozumel Hotel Association
Fly Cozumel is proud to announce that it is an official partner of the Cozumel Hotel Association The AHC (Cozumel Hotels Association) consists of many hotels throughout the island, from the north to the south and in between; from small independent hotels to big international chains.
April 1st 2021 · Carlos Muñoz prefers Fly Cozumel.
Carlos Muñoz is founder of @4srealestate @instituto11_ @instituto11_realestate @instituto11mx At Fly Cozumel we like his statement “𝐿𝑜𝑠 𝑒𝑚𝑝𝑟𝑒𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑑𝑜𝑟𝑒𝑠 𝑠𝑜𝑚𝑜𝑠 4𝑥4” No matter what kind of road is ahead you, if its your way, then its your way. May we add: and sometimes you have to fly as well! Thank you for your preference hermano Muñoz! Thank you for flying with us between Cancun and Cozumel.
April 26th 2021 · Carlos Muñoz prefers Fly Cozumel.
The best tri athlete of history on board.
Professional tri athlete Javier Gómez Noya, considered the best tri athlete of history, prefers Fly Cozumel. He swims, runs and bikes all around the world. Today he added flying all around Cozumel island. Thank you @jgomeznoya!
April 30th, 2021 · Mariana Echeveria & friends fly again with Fly Cozumel
Mariana Echeveria became a dear friend of Fly Cozumel. Today she brought her friends to fly from Cancun to Cozumel. On behalf of the whole team: thank youMariana, Lambda, Eddy y Diego… muchas gracias! @marianaecheve @lambgarcia@edvilard @diego.oseguera
May 4th, 2021 · Fly Cozumel, Buccanos and El Palomar in “The Race”
Fly Cozumel is proud to present the first short film called “The Race”. In partnership with Buccanos Beach Club and El Palomar Restaurant, this exciting story allows the viewer to live and feel in the adrenaline of a race in the Caribbean Island of Cozumel. Who do you think will win? https://youtu.be/2pBHcpqCTKw
May 8th, 2021 · Fly Cozumel accepting cryptocurrency
Fly Cozumel is the first airline in (South East) Mexico accepting cryptocurrency payments. Thank you Shlomi for using your digital wallet to fly with us to from Cozumel to Chichen Itza and Cancun.
June 11th 2021 · Fly Cozumel in Food and Travel Magazine
Great article about Cozumel island in the new edition of Food and Travel Magazine Mexico. How to get to Cozumel, where to stay and where to eat deliciously on the island. Fly Cozumel present! https://foodandtravel.mx/food-and-travel-revistas/
June 16th, 2021 · First cruise ship passengers of 2021 to Chichen Itza
The Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas was the first cruise ship to arrive in Cozumel island after 15 months of no cruise arrivals. Thank you Robert and Michelle for getting to our island and to be the first cruises hip passengers of 2021 that flew to the archaeological site of Chichen Itza!
June 24th, 2021 · Founder and CEO Leo Waltman speaks at Entrepreneur Club Tulum
Over 50 hungry entrepreneurs listened to Leo Waltman, founder and CEO of Fly Cozumel, talking about how to turn negative situations in life and business into opportunities; ow to get clarity and how to change your current mindset. “Sorry, not sorry” for the ones that asked questions and got a straight answer…
June 25th, 2021 · Warren Stowe, the one and only, RIP.
“We can only meet each other as deep as we have met ourselves.” Warren Stowe passed away. Warren was a great force for some years behind the scenes when Fly Cozumel made a change from “this is fun” into “this is a business”. What a character, great stories, creative ideas, beautiful words and above all fearless values and ethics; fly high dearest Warren. Fly high. We will meet again!
July 5th, 2021 · Founder Leo Waltman explains why he started Fly Cozumel
Entrepreneur Leo Waltman, founder and CEO of Fly Cozumel, answers the question why he started FLy Cozumel. Love and passion is the key! The money will follow. Check it out: https://youtu.be/za-fxZVsxS8
July 30th, 2021 · Grettell Valdez on board, destination Cancun
Grettell is a Mexican television and film actress and former fashion model. Great smiles, good vibes and interesting talks. Thank you for flying with us from Cozumel to Cancun @GrettellValdezOficial y Santino; fue bien chido! See you next time!
August 3rd, 2021 · Passenger number 1000 on the new route Cozumel Playa del Carmen Cozumel
5 months ago Fly Cozumel started to fly daily between Cozumel island and Playa del Carmen. This week we welcomed passenger number 1000 on this route. Thank you and congratulations Luis Velazco. And of course… thank you as well to all the other 999 passengers of the last months. And a big thank you as well to the Fly Cozumel team that works hard to make it happen! 𝑇𝑒𝑎𝑚𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑘 𝑚𝑎𝑘𝑒𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑑𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑚 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑘!
August 13th, 2021 · Fly Cozumel accepts Apple Pay
Good news for Apple lovers: Fly Cozumel accepts Apple Pay. So as of now you are able to pay your flights and tours at Fly Cozumel without your physical cards and cash with an easier, safer, more secure, and private payment method — whether you’re with us at an airport or online. It’s money, made modern.
August 22th, 2021 · Fly Cozumel wins Traveler´s Choice Award 2021
Time flies fast when you´re having fun. Another year, a particularly challenging year, has passed by and Tripadvisor informed us today that Fly Cozumel stood out (again) by providing great service and experiences to our passengers; that Fly Cozumel consistently delivers fantastic experiences to travelers around the globe; deserving the Travelers´ Choice Award 2021. Thank you for all trust to the passengers of Fly Cozumel. And congratulations Fly Cozumel team!
September 1st, 2021 · Only female, single engine, commercial pilot in Mexico
Welcome captain Neyla Flores Saiffe. Fly Cozumel is committed to equal opportunities. We’re dedicated to building a team where passion and diversity in both ideas and identities are highly encouraged. Fly Cozumel is proud to have pilot Neyla on the team; at the moment the only female commercial pilot for single engine planes in Mexico flying passengers without co pilot. To be continued.
September 7th, 2021 · Carnival Mardi Gras in Costa Maya
After almost 1.5 years of no cruiseships in the Mexican Caribbean, little by little the cruise ship industry is coming back. Fly Cozumel flew to and from Mahuahual / Costa Maya today; look at the brand new Carnival Mardi Gras.
September 17th, 2021 · With NCL to Chichén Itzá
Norwegian Cruise Line is back in town. Thank you Norwegian Gem for docking in Cozumel. Are you a NCL cruiser? Book your Chichen Itza by plane shore excursion directly with NCL: https://www.ncl.com.mx/shore-excursions/CZM_51/Chichen-Itza-by-Airplane