Emergency flights have started to evacuate some of the 40,000 tourists who have been stranded at the Mexican holiday resort of Acapulco bysevere flooding after the region was hit by two tropical storms.
Two passenger planes are being used in the operation while the army has also pressed into service five helicopters and seven cargo aircraft.
Thomson, the largest operator to sell holidays to Mexico, said it did not have any customers in the area. "At present we only operate to resorts on the Atlantic coast of Mexico which was unaffected by the severe weather earlier this week, and remains very much a 'business as usual' operation. Mexico continues to be an extremely popular destination with our customers."
Although Acapulco airport has been closed to regular flights due to flooding, rescue flights are being operated by Aeromexico and Interjet.
Priority is being given to those with tickets, the elderly and families with young children.
A concert hall is being used as a temporary shelter and operations center for the airport.