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ASUR planning parallel runway for Cancun International

Cancun, Q.R. — An investment of more than 266 million peso will put toward adding a new taxi runway at the Cancun International Airport.

Managing company Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (ASUR) says the money will be their investment and consist of a new runway parallel to the current runway 12L-30r to not only improve infrastructure, but also improve operational capacity.

ASUR has submitted their Environmental Impact Statement for project evaluation by the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources. Once approved, the project will consist of 3,500 linear meters of new runway that will be 45 meters wide, adding a second track. This addition will make it possible for the airport to increase its operative capacity for takoffs and landings, regardless of direction. It will also reduce runway wait time.

The project is estimated to cost just over 266 million peso and, once ASUR is given approval, will take approximately two years to complete and span 10.7 hectares. The project will also generate 141 temporary jobs.

ASUR reports airport passenger traffic is up 6.9 percent from May of last year.