About Fly Cozumel

Our Vision

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 almost 100 5-star reviews on TripAdvisor, we know we’re doing just that and will continue to do so day in and day out.

Our Philosophy

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work!

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.

leo waltman CEO fly cozumel

Leo Waltman

CEO

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. 

Fly Cozumel Team

Accountancy & HR

Accountant & HR

Carlos Orlando

Chief Financial Officer & Human Resources
Edgar

Edgar

Administrative assistant

Sales & Commercial

Sales

Anne

Chief Commercial Officer

Aviation

Victor ( Chief Operating Officer)

Victor

Chief Operating Officer

David

Director of Maintenance

Flights & Excursions

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Cynthia

Guide & Promoter

Pilots

Marketing

Marco

Web developer and designer
Eduardo

Eduardo

Community Manager
Trip Advisor Travelers Choise 2020

Our Story

What brought us where we are.
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Cancun Chichen Itza

February 16th, 2014 · First scenic flight Cancun

Founder Leo Waltman flew for the first time above the area of Cancun in a Cessna 152 and was amazed by the beauty of mother earth from above. There was no intention at all to start a business. This was pure pleasure….

Fly Cozumel ExcursionsOctober 1st, 2015 · Registration domain name FlyCozumel.com 

As he wanted to share the breathtaking views of the Caribbean with other people, Leo decided to start Fly Cozumel and registered the domain name FlyCozumel.com.

Island Tour Cozumel PrivateDecember 21st, 2015 · First scenic flight

A historical date as the first scenic flight above Cozumel was executed; the first time Leo could show Cozumel from the heavens and got paid for it, yeah!

January 13th, 2016 · First flight to Chichen Itza
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.

 

January 17th, 2016 · First annual Photography flight

Fly Cozumel organizes the first annual Cozumel photography competition. 4 photographers up in the air and click click click. The most amazing photos of Cozumel are being made. The winner: Fred Boehm.

Proposal Engagement Cozumel WeddingMarch 23rd, 2016 · First engagement flight 

Fly Cozumel executed the first flight where someone was asked “Would you like to marry me?”. Love was in the air and she said yes!

Cozumel Running SportJuly 23rd, 2016 · Sponsoring Turtle Run Cozumel tournament

Fly Cozumel believes in “Give and Receive”. Proud to have sponsored the Turtle run in Cozumel.

Royal Caribbean CozumelOctober 5th, 2016 · Welcome to the world of Cruises

As Cozumel is an important cruise destination, Fly Cozumel decided to carefully enter the world of cruise ships. The first step was a billboard on a cruise dock.

Golf CozumelNovember 5th, 2016 · Sponsoring hole 13, Golf Tournament Putts for paws

Another good cause in Cozumel to support: The humane society.

Gay Cruise Cozumel AtlantisjpegJanuary 25th, 2017 · First time more than 50 people in 1 day to Chichen Itza

What a very memorable day!  The first time we flew more than 50 people to Chichen Itza in 1 day. “Things are getting really serious now.”

Travel to CozumelFebruary 19th, 2017 · First social influencer flight

To spread the word of … the beauty of the Mexican Caribbean and…  the good vibes of Fly Cozumel… influencers were flown around Cozumel.

 

Photography CozumelFebruary 26th, 2017 · Second annual Photography flight

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

Chichen Itza by airplane NCLAugust 10th, 2017 · First flight to Chichen Itza for a cruise line (NCL)

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.

kreuzfahrt Chichen Itza Mein SchiffDecember 27th, 2017 · First flight for TUI Cruises

TUI Cruises was the second cruise line to work together with Fly Cozumel to fly its guests to Chichen Itza. Danke schön!

Luxury Travel MexicoJanuary 18th, 2018 · First flight in Diamond DA62

Fly Cozumel commercialized a luxury Diamond airplane. Although passengers loved the Diamond DA62, later in time it was decided not to continue with this aircraft.

Kids Cozumel TravelFebruary 1st , 2018 · Third annual Photography flight

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

 

February 22nd, 2018  · Opening Ticket Center Cozumel

Part of a successful business is to grow, to grow and to keep on growing. Even though the Fly Cozumel Ticket Center in downtown Cozumel does not exist anymore it is an important element in the history of Fly Cozumel.

Cessna 206 Cancun CozumelMarch 23rd, 2018 · Delivery inspection of our first own plane

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!

 

Cancun to Cozumel Flights
March 26th, 2018 · Our first big group charter

More and more Fly Cozumel starts to execute charter flights. On this day it was the first time we flew a big group with lots of luggage between Cancun and Cozumel. What a feeling!

Tulum private flightsApril 8th, 2018 · First famous passenger

Each passenger gets the same first class attention with a Fly Cozumel smile. The first famous passenger did spread the word.: tailor-made and privacy are our middle names.

Chichen Itza by AirplaneJune 3rd, 2018 · First day of Fly Cozumel umbrellas

Chichen Itza colored blue and white with Fly Cozumel umbrellas to create shade for Fly Cozumel guests.

Entrepreneur Cozumel MexicoOctober 23rd, 2018 · K-Swiss sneakers

Fly Cozumel decided “we all will wear Gary Vee Sneakers. The clouds, the high-end philosophy of what you believe, and the dirt: the low-down subject matter expertise that allows you to execute against it. Forget about everything else.

Silversea Cruise CozumelNovember 17th, 2018 · Silversea cruises

The first flight for Silversea Ultra Luxury Cruises. What an honor and pleasure.

Aerial Photography MexicoFebruary 2nd, 2019 · Fourth annual Photography flight

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!

Business Cozumel Riviera Maya
February 8th, 2019 · Flight with Tony Martinez

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

Flying at night Cancun Cozumel
February 21st, 2019 · First night flight in XA-LEO

With the latest technology and the proper permits Fly Cozumel is able to fly 24/7, so day and night. Proud to pick up passengers late at night in Cancun and bring them in the dark to Cozumel island.

Fly Cozumel AddressJuly 11th, 2019 New · New Fly Cozumel office

The business is growing, the team is growing, so a cool office is in its place. We love to go to work!

 

Carnival Cruise CozumelJuly 31st, 2019 · Sign up new cruise lines

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.

Holland America Line Chichen Itza CozumelAugust 27th, 2019 · An important date in the history of the Chichén Itzá by Airplane tour.

Holland America Line now offers Chichén Itzá by Air as a shore excursion. Holland America Line fans: Check out the Holland America Line website or ask the shore excursion team on board!

Celebrity Cruise Chichen ItzaSeptember 12th, 2019 · Welcome Royal Caribbean and Celebrity 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!

October 16th, 2019 · first flight for Royal Caribbean Another milestone in the growth of Fly Cozumel within the cruise line excursion industry. What a pleasure to execute the first flight to Chichén Itzá for guests of the Symphony of the Seas of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Cruising Royal Caribbean and Chichén Itzá is on your bucket list? Check https://www.royalcaribbean.com or ask your shore excursion team onboard.

Fly Cozumel planeOctober 17th, 2019 · Delivery of our second brand new Cessna 206 What a fantastic day! The keys of our second brand new Cessna 206 (tail number XA-COZ) are handed over to COO Fernanda and pilot Abraham in the Cessna factory USA. Also the XA-COZ has air conditioning and Garmin 1000. Lets fly!

GFNY Cozumel CancunNovember 10th, 2019 · GFNY Cozumel

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

Entrepreneur Leader MexicoDecember 11th, 2019 · Fearless Puerta Vallarta Founder and CEO Leo Waltman spoke on sales and entrepreneur seminar Fearless in Puerto Vallarta. Leo is a standout and self made entrepreneur in aviation and tourism. A visonaire with a highly inspiring and motivating business story. Follow Leo: https://www.instagram.com/leowaltman/

Holland America Cruise Chichen ItzaDecember 13th, 2019 · First flight Holland America What a beautiful day in the life of Fly Cozumel. We are so proud to have executed the first flight from Cozumel to the archaeological site of Chichén Itzá for Holland America Line. The cruise ship Nieuw Statendam sold out the shore excursion Chichén Itzá by airplane. https://www.hollandamerica.com/en_US.html

Cancun Cozumel FlyJanuary 15th, 2020 · New plane arrives in Cozumel

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!

 

Cozumel AirplanesJanuary 28th, 2020 · XA-LEO and XA-COZ meet for the first time
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!

Cozumel Cielo ExcursionFebruary 13th, 2020 · Sasha wins the annual Photo Contest

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.

 

Cozumel Proposal weddingFebruary 14th, 2020 · Valentine´s day 2020

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!

Chichen Itza Cozumel virusMarch 21st, 2020 · Chichen Itza temporarily closed due to Corona Virus

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.

private international flights

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.

Tourism Mexico

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.

Playa del Carmen CozuMEL FLIGHTS

April 23rd, 2020 · First commercial flight XA-COZ to Playa del Carmen

After many months of patiently waiting for the proper paperwork, today our brand new plane XA-COZ executed its first commercial flight from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen.

New teamMay 4th, 2020 · GROWTH

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!

Villahermosa Vuelos

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.

Cozumel Tours Gift

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.

UPDATE CORONA VIRUS CANCUN

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.

COVID CORONA UPDATE CANCUN

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’.

Cancun Cozumel fly

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!

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