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AMLO says Tulum airport to be operational by 2023

Tulum, Q.R. — By 2023, the Tulum airport will be ready, announced federal authorities. During a morning press conference, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador reported that there is already a 1,500-hectare site for the construction of the new Tulum airport.

He also said that there will be others including one in Chichén Itzá. During his speech from the National Palace in Mexico City, he explained that the Tulum airport will be built by elements of the Mexican Army and that the work will begin in early 2022. The airport is anticipated to be inaugurated by 2023.

But the one in Tulum is not the only planned airport. AMLO said there will be others in Campeche and another near the Chichén Itzá area, also for 2023. He stressed that these would make up a network of airports in the southeast, along with those in Mérida and Cancun, adding they will be a way to also connect with the Maya Train route.

This is the second attempt at constructing an airport for Tulum. Darío Flota Ocampo, director of the Quintana Roo Tourism Promotion Council said “we will have to wait to see if this project has an official investment or if it will be a private project as originally planned. There is a lot of information to gather.”

He said the plan to build an airport in Tulum has been put on hold for years, and became vacant with the change of administrations. The president made the announcement of the new airport last week.