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Cancun captures nearly half of all Mexico’s international air travel in 2022

Cancun, Q.R. — During 2022, the Cancun International Airport captured nearly half of all international air travelers into the country. Miguel Torruco Marqués, head of the Ministry of Tourism, says that last year, over 20.6 million international tourists arrived in Mexico by air.

That figure, he reported, is 46.3 percent higher than 2021 and 8.2 percent higher than international air passengers received in 2019.

Between January and December of 2022, the main international arrivals were from the United States, Canada and Colombia.

The Secretary of Tourism reported that in 2022, Cancun International, Mexico City International (AICM) and Los Cabos received the largest number of international tourists.

Between the three airports, more than 15.8 million international air passengers landed. Of those, over 9.4 million did so at Cancun International, 47.7 percent more than the previous year. Just over 4.2 million were recorded arriving at the AICM and 2.1 million at Los Cabos.

During 2022, Mexico recorded more than 107 million air passengers between domestic and international flights.