Tulum, Q.R. — The upcoming Tulum International Airport will be similar in quality to the Aeropuerto Internacional Felipe Ángeles (AIFA). On Wednesday, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador reported that the next airport, which will be built by the Ministry of National Defense (Sedena) in Tulum, will be comparable to his latest airport project.
He said that the quality of the Tulum airport will be similar to that of the recently completed AIFA, which was referred to as having “spectacular construction” by Mexican businessman, Carlos Slim.
During his Wednesday morning press conference, AMLO also said that an additional 75 military engineers are heading for the state to begin working on the new airport project.
He explained that Tulum airport is being built since the Cancun airport is already maximized. AMLO says the Tulum airport will be international, adding that it will be constructed between sections 6 and 7 of the Maya Train in the neighboring municipality of Felipe Carrillo Puerto.
The 75 military engineers left Base 1 in Santa Lucia Wednesday for Tulum to join those already in the region. A convoy of military personnel and machinery reached the southern portion of the state earlier this week to speed up Maya Train construction. Ten military camps are currently being set up along the Maya Train sections from Escárcega to Tulum.