Cancún International Airport

Cancún International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional de Cancún
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorGrupo Aeroportuario del Sureste
ServesCancún
LocationCancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL20 ft / 6 m
Coordinates21°02′12″N 86°52′37″W / 21°02′12″N 86°52′37″W / 21.03667; -86.87694
Websitecancuniairport.com
Map
CUN is located in Quintana Roo
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Location of the airport in Quintana Roo
CUN is located in Mexico
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CUN is located in North America
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Runways
DirectionLengthSurface
ftm
12R/30L

12L/30R

11,483

9,186

3,500

2,800

Asphalt

Asphalt

Statistics (2017)
Total Passengers23,601,509
International Passengers15,793,141
Ranking in Mexico2nd Steady
Source: Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste

Cancún International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional de Cancún) (IATA: CUN, ICAO: MMUN) is located in Cancún, Quintana Roo, on the Caribbean coast of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. It is Mexico's second busiest airport, after Mexico City International Airport, but the biggest for international passengers.[1] In 2017, Cancún airport handled 23,601,509 passengers, a 10.21% increase compared to 2016.[2]

It has two parallel operative runways that can be used simultaneously. The airport was officially opened in 1974.[3] The airport is operated by Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (ASUR). It is a focus city for Aeroméxico, Interjet, VivaAerobus and Volaris, and currently offers flights to over 20 destinations in Mexico and to over 30 countries in North, Central, South America and Europe.

Expansion

The airport has been expanding as it has become the busiest point of entry by air to the country. In 2005, ASUR invested US$150 million for the construction of Terminal 3, inaugurated in 2007, and a new runway and a new control tower opened in October 2009. The new 2,800 meters long, 45 meters wide runway was built to the north of the current one; the new control tower is the tallest in Latin America standing at 97 meters tall.[4]

Terminal 2 was recently expanded in 2014. A 76,000 m2 expansion in Terminal 3 was simultaneously carried out, adding six gates and commercial areas, and it was formally opened in March 2016. The expansion should contribute to increase annual capacity to 10 million from the existing 6 million.[5] Terminal 4 was opened at the end of October 2017, much to excitement from the local politicians.[6]

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