Tulum, Q.R. — Updated renders of the Tulum International Airport have been released by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. However, the renders were published without much description.
AMLO made the new renders of the upcoming airport public earlier this week where he said “SEDENA is going to build the Tulum International Airport. It will be built by the Secretary of National Defense (SEDENA). Mexico will have a new way to get to the Mexican Caribbean: the Tulum airport.”
During his morning press conference, AMLO said that the Tulum airport will remain within a company that will be managed by the Secretary of National Defense (Sedena) to avoid its privatization.
The images of what the terminal is set to look like were published along with updated photos of AMLO’s current airport project, the Felipe Angeles International Airport.
One telling feature in the newly released renders is the name. The first render of the airport’s exterior shows it as Aeropuerto Internacional Tulum and not the International Airport of Riviera Maya.
In December, area businessmen submitted a formal request to AMLO for the name of the upcoming airport to be called International Airport of Riviera Maya. The new airport, which to date, will have a Tulum name, is actually being built in the neighboring municipality of Felipe Carrillo Puerto.
AMLO has said that construction of the Tulum International Airport will begin after the completion of the Felipe Ángeles International Airport in Mexico City in March of this year.