Cancun, Q.R. — Cancun airport operator Aeropuertos del Sureste (Asur) says they are planning a 220 million peso investment into the Cancun International Airport with the addition of a new runway.
The new taxiway will run parallel to an existing runway, allowing for more daily flight operations. Carlos Trueba Coll, Director of the Cancun airport explained that the A-7 shoot will be a quick exit from the runway so that the aircraft are placed in taxiing A, adding another 2,192 meters in length.
ASUR says the investment will allow the Cancun airport to continue to receive international flights at the national level, which in turn allows the Mexican Caribbean destination to continue attracting millions of tourists.
“These shoots are fundamental for the operation of the airport, it connects the passenger boarding and disembarking platforms and loading with the runways.” he added noting that there will also be the extension of the building and platform of Terminal 4.
On social media, the Instituto para el Desarrollo y Financiamiento del Estado (IDEFIN) wrote “Thanks to the important tourist influx in the #CaribeMexicano, Asur intends to invest more than 220 MDP in one of the tracks of the # Cancun terminal. This will provide a better and more modern service to the millions of visitors who choose #QuintanaRoo to vacation.”
Last year, Asur registered more than 34.1 million passengers, which was a 2.8 percent increase over 2018. In December, the airport operating company reported a growth of 3.6 percent over the previous December with a 4.1 percent increase in domestic tourism and a 3.2 percent increase in international tourism.