TULUM, Mexico – In a mere 13 days before the inauguration of the Tulum International Airport “Felipe Carrillo Puerto,” Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador personally inspected the progress of this monumental project.
Collaborating on the project’s advancements was Quintana Roo’s Governor, Mara Lezama Espinosa, who proudly announced that the state is set to become the first in the nation with four airports catering to international tourists. Aerial photographs, meticulously presented by the governor, reveal intricate details of the airport’s façades, roofs, and common areas, providing a glimpse into the grandeur of “Felipe Carrillo Puerto.”
On November 1st, the Secretariat of Infrastructure, Communication, and Transport (SICT) officially granted allocation rights to the military company Olmeca Maya Mexica S.A de C.V. The allotted area spans a vast 1,505 hectares, offering opportunities for subleasing to commercial entities or third-party airport service operations.
Federal authorities, including the Federal Civil Aviation Agency (AFAC), have confirmed that this second Caribbean Mexican airport will commence operations with eight domestic routes and the involvement of four U.S. international airlines. These carriers are scheduled to inaugurate routes in the first quarter of 2024, with some commencing services on March 28 and others on March 31.
United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, and Spirit Airlines are among the international carriers that have already confirmed flights from various U.S. cities. On the domestic front, Volaris and Viva Aerobus are set to participate, offering direct flights to the Tulum International Airport.
This pivotal development not only marks a significant stride in Tulum’s infrastructure but also positions Quintana Roo as a forefront destination, fostering increased connectivity and tourism opportunities. As the airport’s completion looms nearer, anticipation builds for the transformative impact it is poised to have on Tulum and its standing on the global stage.