Hurricane Beryl Halts Tulum Airport Operations

July 20, 2024
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Hurricane Beryl Halts Tulum Airport Operations

Hurricane Beryl Halts Tulum Airport Operations

Tulum Airport will close from July 4th to 7th due to Hurricane Beryl. Passengers should contact airlines for updates. Safety measures are in place as the storm approaches.
Hurricane Beryl Halts Tulum Airport Operations

TULUM, México – As Hurricane Beryl approaches the Yucatán Peninsula, the International Airport of Tulum, Quintana Roo, will cease operations for three days to ensure safety. The storm has already caused significant devastation in several islands of the Lesser Antilles, resulting in fatalities and extensive material damage.

The airport management has announced, “To the airport community, please be informed that due to the weather conditions forecasted from Hurricane ‘Beryl,’ operations will be suspended from 2:00 PM local time on July 4th to midnight on July 7th.”

According to the official statement, the Felipe Carrillo Puerto Airport’s facilities are not designated as temporary shelters, and normal operations will resume as soon as the critical hours pass.

On July 4th, the airport has seven scheduled flights:

  • VB 3288/GDL – VB 3289/GDL (Guadalajara)
  • Jet Blue 2879/JFK – Jet Blue 2880/JFK (New York City)
  • AA 159/DFW – AA 159/DFW (Dallas/Fort Worth)
  • UA 365/IAH – UA 366/IAH (Houston)
  • Aeroméxico 592/NLU – Aeroméxico 593/NLU (Santa Lucía)
  • Delta 9960/ATL (Ferry) – Delta 1772/ATL (Atlanta)
  • Mexicana 1780/NLU – Mexicana 1781/NLU (Santa Lucía)

Employees have been instructed to back up computer data, secure all potential projectiles in plastic containers, store official documents in plastic bags, and chain large machinery around smaller equipment.

Passengers scheduled to fly between July 4th and 7th, whose flights are not listed above, are advised to avoid the airport and contact their airlines for further information.

Hurricane Beryl Halts Tulum Airport Operations

The National Water Commission (Conagua) forecasts that Beryl will bring heavy to torrential rains to Campeche, Quintana Roo, Tamaulipas, and Yucatán, with intense rain expected in Chiapas, Hidalgo, Nuevo León, Oaxaca, Puebla, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí, Tabasco, and Veracruz.

Wind speeds range from 120 to 140 kilometers per hour, and possible waterspouts are anticipated along the coasts of Campeche, Quintana Roo, Tamaulipas, and Yucatán.

Authorities urge residents and visitors to take necessary precautions and stay updated through official channels.

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