Tulum, Q.R. — Around 3.2 billion peso will be spent on the upcoming Tulum International Airport. That money is only a small portion of the 95.4 billion the country has earmarked for airport expansion projects into 2024.
According to Miguel Torruco Marqués, the Secretary of Tourism of the Government of Mexico, that money is being put toward the expansion, modernization and construction of airports in Mexico with the purpose of boosting the flow of travelers and tourist diversification.
In a statement, Torruco Marqués said the 95.4 billion is what will have been spent on airports during the Andrés Manuel López Obrador administration, which ends next year. The money spent on upgrading and constructing the country’s airports benefits Mexico’s 235 tourist vocation places.
Other airport investments include 88.1 billion for the Felipe Ángeles International Airport (AIFA), 149 million pesos in modernization of the Chetumal International Airport, completed in 2021 and 2.7 billion for the expansion and improvement of the Tepic International Airport in Nayarit, which will be finished in February 2024.
He added that 826 million pesos is being spent on the construction of the Barrancas del Cobre Airport in Creel, Chihuahua, a project scheduled for completion in June of 2023, while 463 million pesos are destined for the improvement and modernization of the Puerto Escondido Airport in Oaxaca, which is expected to be finished in March 2024.
The Secretary of Tourism explained that “for the Tulum International Airport in Quintana Roo, construction that will culminate in December 2023, 3.2 billion pesos will be allocated.
“The largest investment in the last 60 years, in support of tourist activity, contributes to strengthening the tourist infrastructure as in this case the airports, which promotes the development axes that are carried out in different destinations in the country,” Torruco Marqués explained.
Torruco Marqués announced the investment figures during the recent 2023 Mexico Aerospace Fair (FAMEX), headed by the Secretary of Foreign Relations, Marcelo Ebrard Casaubon.