April 6, 2024
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Tulum International Airport set to receive $3.2 billion for modernization and expansion

Approximately 3.2 billion pesos will be expended on the imminent construction of Tulum International Airport. This amount, however, is only a fraction of the 95.4 billion pesos that the country has earmarked for airport expansion projects until 2024.

According to Miguel Torruco Marqués, the Secretary of Tourism of the Government of Mexico, the funds are allocated to the expansion, modernization, and construction of airports across Mexico. The goal is to increase the influx of travelers and to diversify tourism.

Torruco Marqués stated that the 95.4 billion pesos would have been expended on airports during the Andrés Manuel López Obrador administration, which will conclude next year. The money spent on the refurbishment and construction of the country’s airports would benefit Mexico’s 235 tourist hotspots.

Tulum International Airport set to receive $3.2 billion for modernization and expansion

Furthermore, other airport investments include 88.1 billion pesos for the Felipe Ángeles International Airport (AIFA), 149 million pesos for the modernization of the Chetumal International Airport, which was completed in 2021, and 2.7 billion pesos for the expansion and improvement of the Tepic International Airport in Nayarit, which is expected to be completed by February 2024.

In addition, Torruco Marqués revealed that 826 million pesos would be spent on constructing the Barrancas del Cobre Airport in Creel, Chihuahua, which is scheduled to be completed in June 2023. Furthermore, 463 million pesos will be allocated to the improvement and modernization of the Puerto Escondido Airport in Oaxaca, which is expected to be finished in March 2024.

Tulum International Airport set to receive $3.2 billion for modernization and expansion

The Secretary of Tourism explained that “for the Tulum International Airport in Quintana Roo, whose construction will be completed in December 2023, 3.2 billion pesos have been set aside. This represents the largest investment in tourist activity in the last 60 years and will contribute to strengthening the tourist infrastructure, such as airports, which will promote development across various destinations in the country.”

Torruco Marqués announced the investment figures during the recent 2023 Mexico Aerospace Fair (FAMEX), which was presided over by the Secretary of Foreign Relations, Marcelo Ebrard Casaubon.


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