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Tulum Airport construction at 65 percent reports Governor

Tulum, Q.R. — Governor Mara Lezama says the Tulum International Airport progress is around 65 percent complete. On Saturday, she toured part of the facilities with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who was in the state for a progress update on two of his mega projects the airport and Tren Maya.

López Obrador was escorted on a facility tour of the inside of the Tulum airport by elements of the National Defense who are in charge of the airport’s construction.

President López Obrador is seen touring the inside of the new Tulum Airport. Photo: Courtesy AMLO September 23, 2023.

“Military workers and engineers from the Secretariat of National Defense are seen carrying out the finishing work on the new Felipe Carrillo Puerto Tulum International Airport in Quintana Roo,” he reported after his tour.

To date, the airport has generated over 14,000 jobs to ensure the 24/7 construction of the airport. After his progress tour, López Obrador reiterated that the airport will be inaugurated in December along with his other Quintana Roo mega project, Tren Maya.

On Friday night, President López Obrador landed in the state’s capital city of Chetumal from where he began an aerial tour over the southeast region early Saturday. While in Quintana Roo, he participated in a ground tour of the up-and-coming Tulum airport being built in the neighboring municipality of Felipe Carrillo Puerto.

López Obrador also toured the exterior grounds.
A photo of the back of the airport shows a glass wall facing, what will be, the airport’s runway system.
Photo: Courtesy AMLO September 23, 2023.

The Felipe Carrillo Puerto International Airport of Tulum is being built to serve an anticipated 5 million travelers a year.