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“Tulum Airport Exceeds Expectations: A Year of Success and Growth”

The Tulum International Airport “Felipe Carrillo Puerto” has reported a successful year. Construction of the airport began on June 13, 2022, and was completed by military engineers on November 30, 2023. The airport began operations the following day. The cost of construction was 19,200 million pesos.

The airport is situated on a 1,500-hectare plot and boasts impressive infrastructure. This includes a 3,700-meter long, 45-meter wide hydraulic concrete runway, and a commercial aviation platform with 13 positions. The airport can accommodate aircraft weighing up to approximately 230 tons.

The terminal building is designed to handle up to 5.5 million passengers a year. Additionally, there is a general aviation platform and terminal with support services. The airport also features the latest high-tech aids for navigation, enhancing the safety of air operations.

Currently, eight airlines operate from the airport, three of which are national and five international. These airlines serve five destinations in Mexico, nine in the United States, and two in Canada. As of June 26, 2024, the route to Tocumen, Panama will also be available.

To date, the airport has conducted 4,368 operations, transporting 450,925 passengers. This averages to 21 operations and 2,168 passengers daily. The airport is projected to close the year with 11,000 operations and 1,400,000 passengers.

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The Tulum International Airport is experiencing a positive growth trend in operations and passengers. It aims to establish itself as a major entry point to the Riviera Maya, contributing to national development by creating local jobs and strengthening regional, national, and international air transport connectivity.

In line with the "Felipe Angeles" International Airport, the Tulum Airport also houses a Military Air Base. The Mexican Air Force uses this base for national airspace surveillance activities, personnel and material deployment support, application of the DN-III-E Plan, and combating forest fires in the southeast of the country.