Cancún International Airport
|Cancún International Airport|
Aeropuerto Internacional de Cancún
|Elevation ||20 ft / 6 m|
Source: Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste
Cancún International Airport (
It has two parallel operative runways that can be used simultaneously. The airport was officially opened in 1974. The airport is operated by
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.
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. Terminal 4 was opened at the end of October 2017, much to excitement from the local politicians.