MEXICO CITY — A Mexican travel agency has joined a group of regional travel agencies in a deal to become the exclusive operator of flights to and from Mexico.

Ahead of the agreement’s formal announcement Tuesday, MEXICAN EXPRESS reported that the Cuban government had reached an agreement with a group led by Cuban-based travel agency Estudios Aventuras y Deportes (AETD) that will see the firm take over the services of Mexico’s leading airlines.

The agreement will be announced in the coming days by President Enrique Pena Nieto, a former air hostess who has championed the economic recovery of the Caribbean nation.

The AETD, founded in 2001, has already expanded into other countries, including Colombia, and in December opened a base in Puerto Rico.