New Tulum Airport Construction Delayed By At Least Seven Months

New Tulum Airport Construction Delayed By At Least Seven Months

The construction of the airport of Tulum has to be postponed for seven months due to issues with the preliminary study for its construction. The announcement comes right after the Maya Train project was also halted near Tulum.

In other words, the airport will not be ready next year because the entity in charge of the project, the Secretary of National Defense (Sedena), sent to the Undersecretary of Expenditures of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP) the project of pre-investment studies for the construction of “a military base and an international airport in Tulum, Q. Roo” with a completion date of December 2021 to July 2022, seven months after the contractual obligation, said Secretary of Tourism, Miguel Torruco

The new airport was expected to be finished as early as December 2023, with the Maya Train following in April. 

Just two weeks ago, government officials were expecting that deadline, which means the postponement will be a huge disappointment for everyone involved.

The exact details of the investment study are still unclear, but speculation is that it should help ensure that the project does not suffer a similar fate as the Maya train, which is halted indefinitely.

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With the construction of the Mayan train, the bridge in the Nichupté lagoon in Cancun and the Tulum airport, Quintana Roo’s tourist destinations are on their way to transforming the state.

This was stated by leaders of the Mexican tourism industry during the EFE Forum “Mexican Caribbean, from success to prosperity”. 

The president of the Palace Resort, José Chapur Zahoul, referred specifically to the construction of the Mayan train. He believes it is important to complete the work for both Quintana Roo and Yucatán.

The Tulum airport is projected to receive roughly four million passengers annually, significantly increasing tourism in Quintana Roo. Nowadays, those who want to go to Tulum must take another two-hour bus ride down the coast.

Many people have criticized the construction of the airport because it would lead to the destruction of valuable rainforest and other natural resources.