Cancun, Q.R. – With an investment of a billion peso, the Cancun International Airport is expected to have its new Terminal 4 in operation this year.
The one-billion-peso injection was made in the fourth quarter of last year, giving officials confidence that the newly anticipated and much-needed Terminal 4 will be open before the end of the year.
Adolfo Castro, general director of Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (ASUR) expects that Terminal 4 of Cancun International Airport will open in the fourth quarter of this year.
“We’ve invested one billion pesos in the fourth quarter of 2016, mainly in the construction of Terminal 4. In total, capital expenditures for 2016 of 1.8 billion pesos were in line with our master development plan.”
The terminal will have a capacity for nine million passengers per year.
Regarding the growth of passengers that could be expected for the company this year, the manager said that again, it will be a strong year.
“The situation now is that because of the devaluation of the peso (…) as we saw in December and January, domestic traffic has a strong increase.”
He says that due to the exchange rates many Mexicans are choosing to travel inside the country, vacationing at seaside resorts. This has had a large impact on domestic tourism, he explained, saying that if the exchange rates continue, the Cancun airport will have another strong year.