Tulum’s New International Airport, Now 40% Complete, Confirms ViVaAerobus as First Operational Airline

In Playa del Carmen & Tulum by Christina Silvestri

Exciting news for travel enthusiasts! ViVaAerobus, under the leadership of its General Director, Juan Carlos Zuazua, has confirmed that it will be the first airline to operate flights at the Felipe Carrillo Puerto Airport, also known as Tulum Airport.

ViVaAerobus will initially operate domestic routes, but negotiations are already underway to collaborate with its North American partner, Allegiant Air, which would allow connections to small- and medium-sized U.S. cities that don’t already have international flights to the Mexican Caribbean. With this, VivaAerobus would be the only airline to offer flights to the four international airports of Quintana Roo: Cancun, Chetumal, Cozumel and soon Tulum.

The Tulum International Airport is now about 40 percent complete, according to a recent update that Ricardo Vallejo Suárez, who is in charge of the group of military engineers of Mexico’s Ministry of National Defense (Sedena).

“We have 10 construction fronts organized here. We are working on pouring concrete on the runway, on the taxiway platforms and roads,” says Vallejo Suárez. “We are also assembling a metal structure in the passenger terminal building, in the various hangars and the fuel terminal,” he said regarding the upcoming Felipe Carrillo Puerto International Airport of Tulum.

Sure to bolster the already popular destination of Cancun, the terminal is expected to be fully operational by April 2024.

Tulum’s international airport is projected to bring further economic growth to the region by encouraging tourism and providing more options for travelers traversing the Yucatán.

Learn more about Tulum’s highly-anticipated new airport and take a sneak peek here.

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