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In Pictures: The Tulum International Airport

Tulum, Q.R. — The new Felipe Carrillo Puerto International Airport of Tulum will become part of the Presidential legacy. Quintana Roo Governor Mara Lezama also says the Tulum Airport is the country’s first ever “green airport”.

She says as of December 1, 2023, the new Tulum International Airport will be ready to serve 5.5 million annual passengers.

Governor Mara Lezama tours the inside of the Tulum Airport. Photo: Courtesy Government of Quintana Roo November 21, 2023.
An inside ceiling is lit with sky and palm trees. Photo: Courtesy Government of Quintana Roo November 21, 2023.

Lezama says the airport will strengthen Quintana Roo’s global tourism leadership and will place the state as the only one in Mexico to have four international airports. Once Tulum’s airport is complete, the state of Quintana Roo will be home to the Cancun International Airport, Cozumel International Airport, Chetumal International Airport and Tulum.

One of many seating areas. Photo: Courtesy Government of Quintana Roo November 21, 2023.
Floors are being polished inside an airport lounge. Photo: Courtesy Government of Quintana Roo November 21, 2023.

With four international airports, the state will have the greatest air connectivity in the country, able to receive thousands of tourists who arrive to enjoy the natural wonders of Quintana Roo.

The airport offers lounger seats for travelers waiting for flights. Photo: Courtesy Government of Quintana Roo November 21, 2023.
A section of interior made with regional woods offering a touch of traditional Mayan construction.
Photo: Courtesy Government of Quintana Roo November 21, 2023.

The Tulum International Airport is being built in the neighboring municipality of Felipe Carrillo Puerto, which is where the land required was purchased from local ejidos. The airport is located about 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) southwest of Tulum.

A baggage carousel is nearing installation completion. Photo: Courtesy Government of Quintana Roo November 21, 2023.
The Tulum International Airport runway is 3.7 kilometers long, the longest in the Yucatan Peninsula.
Photo: Courtesy Government of Quintana Roo November 21, 2023.

The Felipe Carrillo Puerto Airport of Tulum is more than 75,000 square meters of construction with a 3.7 kilometer long runway, the longest in the Yucatan Peninsula. The airport is equipped with the latest generation technology, an imposing control tower, a terminal building for passengers and one for private flights (FBO).

A row of bathroom stalls inside the new airport. Photo: Courtesy Government of Quintana Roo November 21, 2023.
Technology used will be latest generation. Photo: Courtesy Government of Quintana Roo November 21, 2023.
A large viewing area from inside the airport lounger gate. Photo: Courtesy Government of Quintana Roo November 21, 2023.
An imposing control tower is at the center of the airport’s functions. Photo: Courtesy Government of Quintana Roo November 21, 2023.

In accordance with the standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization, the Tulum Airport is the first “green airport” to be built in Mexico for the protection and preservation of flora and fauna, as well as for the mitigation of environmental impacts.

Hundreds of solar panels is among the considerations that makes the airport green.
Photo: Courtesy Government of Quintana Roo November 21, 2023.

Airlines that will offer flights to the Tulum International Airport include American, Spirit, Delta, Aeromexico, United, Viva Aerobus and Mexico’s state-owned Mexicana de Aviación, among others.

Ado bus lines will be offering transportation starting December, while car rental company AVASA will be operating out of the new Tulum airport.

To date, the Tulum airport has created nearly 15,000 jobs.