Tulum’s New Airport Aims To Accommodate Up To 5.5 Million Travelers

Tulum's New Airport Aims To Accommodate Up To 5.5 Million Travelers

The Tulum airport, equipped to accommodate up to 5.5 million passengers, is scheduled to be inaugurated on December 1, as confirmed by the federal government. In a statement, it was revealed that Governor Mara Lezama Espinoza joined President Andrés Manuel López Obrador during an inspection visit to oversee the progress of the Tulum airport and the Mayan Train project in Quintana Roo, which collectively generate employment for more than 100,000 individuals.

As per the provided information, the “Felipe Carrillo Puerto” airport is set to commence operations on December 1, offering flights to various destinations, including San Francisco, Chicago, Toronto, Tijuana, Aguascalientes, and Guadalajara. These routes will connect the Mexican Caribbean with stunning locations across North America and Mexico.

During the visit, it was emphasized that the iconic projects undertaken by the Mexican government involve the dedicated efforts of 100,000 workers across different southeastern states.

Furthermore, the authorities mentioned their focus on providing aid to Acapulco and the hurricane-affected population following Hurricane Otis. Currently, electric service has been restored, 52 gas stations are operational, and LP gas distribution is ongoing. Additionally, they highlighted that 150,000 households have been surveyed, and they will receive assistance to construct or enhance their homes, including essential household items. 

International airlines start announcing flight connections to the new Tulum airport

Delta Airlines became the first international carrier to unveil plans for direct service to the newly established Tulum International Airport (TQO). Commencing on March 28, the airline is set to offer nonstop flights from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) to Tulum International Airport.

In a recent development, Spirit Airlines, another U.S. carrier, has expressed its intention to join the competition by providing direct nonstop flights to Tulum. While specific details are not yet available on the company’s website, reports from Cancun suggest that Spirit Airlines aims to initiate flights to Tulum International Airport from its Florida hubs, including Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL).