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AMLO announces new airport for Tulum

Tulum, Q.R. — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced that to promote tourism and the development of the southeast, in addition to the Maya Train, a new airport will be built in Tulum. The announcement was made during the president’s Thursday morning address where he stressed the importance for Campeche and Quintana Roo to reactivate tourism.

“Quintana Roo is one of the fastest growing states,” he said adding that “I can tell you that the new Tulum airport will be built.” No details of the new project were provided. This is the second time that the government of Mexico has announced the construction of an airport for Tulum.

The first announcement was in 2010, when President Felipe Calderón announced the project. During that 2010 announcement, it was said the new airport would occupy a 1,500 hectare site in the municipality of Tulum and would serve some three million international and local passengers each year.

However, the project has remained in the “closet” for 10 years until Thursday, when it was taken up by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.