VivaAerobus, the first airline to sign up to fly into Tulum Airport
The CEO of ViVaAerobus, Juan Carlos Zuazua, assured that the airline has already confirmed that it will be the first to operate flights at the Felipe Carrillo Puerto Airport, also known as Tulum Airport,
The executive assured that this has already been communicated to the federal government, which has informed them that the terminal will be ready to begin operations by April 2024.
Initially, he said that they will only operate domestic routes, but recalled that VivaAerobus is negotiating an alliance with the North American partner Alliegian Air, which would allow them to connect small and medium-sized cities in the United States without international flights to the Mexican Caribbean.
The bet, he said, will be to connect both the new Tulum airport, as well as to reinforce Cancun, which is the destination that meant the mobilization of 5 million passengers, that is, 25% of the entire volume of travelers reported by the airline during all of last year.
With its announcement to fly to Tulum, VivaAerobus would be the only airline to have flights to the four international airports of Quintana Roo: Cancun, Chetumal, Cozumel and soon Tulum.
The terminal is currently in the process of environmental evaluation, and although it has not been authorized, several works are already underway in the area, such as the clearing of jungle.
In addition, the airport will require at least 1.3 million trees to be cut down, in addition to 43 environmental impacts (38 adverse and 5 beneficial) due to the construction of the air terminal, and there will be disturbances to fauna due to noise pollution, contamination, and destruction of habitat and the abiotic environment, according to the project’s Environmental Impact Statement (Manifestación de Impacto Ambiental).
The airport will be complemented by a military base, both on an area of 12,000 square kilometers (km2), or 1,200 hectares, and will also have an access road that will occupy 3.2119 km2 (321.19 hectares) over a medium jungle zone.
In total, the project area totals 1,521.19 hectares, on land in the Chunyaxché ejido, in the municipality of Felipe Carrillo Puerto, the so-called Mayan zone, in the central part of the state of Quintana Roo.