Tulum, Q.R. — During his Wednesday visit to the area, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador confirmed forward movement of the Tulum Airport. During his morning press conference in Cancun, AMLO reiterated that land has been agreed upon and that the airport will be built by engineers from the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena).
He stated that an agreement was reached with the Felipe Carrillo Puerto Ejidatarios for the purchase of the land where the Tulum Airport will be located. “An agreement was reached with them. The Ejidatarios will be supported because they will have the possibility of developing the lands near the airport, not to dispossess them, but to benefit the original owners of the lands, in this case, indigenous Mayans,” he said.
During his La Mañanera press conference in Cancun, AMLO also said that that construction of the Tulum Airport will begin as soon as the Felipe Ángeles International Airport in Mexico City is complete, which is scheduled for March of 2022.
The technical file details that the new Tulum Airport will be constructed on a 1,200 hectare plot of land with a 3,500-meter long runway.
Tulum mayor Marciano Dzul was pleased with this announcement, since the airport project, along with the Maya Train, will reactivate the economy of Tulum.