Tulum, Q.R. — Once built, the new Tulum Airport will boost tourist activity said Andrés Manuel López Obrador who pointed out that the Tulum Airport and the Maya Train are part of an integral project, and referring to the airport as “exceptional”.
During his morning conference, he thanked the Ejidatarios of the Felipe Carrillo Puerto area for agreeing to sell land that borders Tulum where the international airport will be developed.
According to reports from the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), the Ministry of National Defense (Sedena) has already spent the first 237.6 million peso for the preparation of the pre-feasibility studies for the Tulum airport.
Sedena submitted the budget request in February of this year for a total of 12 study projects which will include the cost-benefit analysis studies, economic feasibility, financial evaluation, orographic study and obstacle lifting, the master plan, topographic studies, engineering development for the control tower and passenger terminal, integral solid waste management, social impact, archaeological salvage, legal feasibility and the architectural planning of the terminal building.
The future Tulum airport will be civil-military, meaning it will serve the armed forces as well as passenger transportation, meeting the demand for travel in Riviera Maya.
The airport will include a passenger terminal, boarding lounges, control tower, parking and roads in addition to the urban planning of a military city, main support buildings and buildings for the civilian airport service. It is scheduled to be ready in one year.