Unfortunately more cons that pros regarding that flight as far as I have heard.
They are due back in November, in the meantime, from October ADO Bus company will have a direct service to Belize City, that is what I would use. Maya are subject to cancelling flights at short notice - international that is.
I make this bus trip often! It's cheap, but long. The bus can tend to be cold, so take a blanket and wear long sleeves, socks etc. Also loud, violent movies usually playing in Spanish, so if you don't enjoy those, take your Ipod or DVD player or something to help pass the time. The bus bathroom is unsavory, but you will make a couple of stops with clean, provisioned bathrooms at $5 pesos each. Take snacks and water. Get a seat in the front half of the bus, arrange border transfers with Henry or George. Your resort can help with that end. As for direct flights, latest is that Tropic may now start direct flights utilizing their Caravans, Maya was flying a larger plane (an ATR I think), and it was just not financially feasible. We would all love a direct flight from SPR/CUN and have been waiting for years for a reliable service to commit. So far, the only reliable service has proved to be ADO bus or paying big bucks for taxi or private transfers. I will wholeheartedly agree that ADO is better than Greyhound, (that doesn't take much), and their stations are way cleaner and safer.
Ive never seen a dirty ADO bathroom but have never gone further south than Limones on that route... Also, last June I wore jeans expecting the bus to Merida to be frigid. I would suggest bringing a blanket/shawl as Stace suggested instead of wearing long pants. It was hellish in them when I got off the bus!
When we contacted Maya Air two weeks ago, we were told that they fly on demand. Just contact their office.
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