It would be the first time that the terminal reaches that figure, because in 2019, before the pandemic, its limit was 25.1 million.
Cancun, QR. Four months before the end of 2022, the Cancun International Airport exceeded 20.2 million passengers mobilized and is on track to break the 26 million barrier at the end of 2022.
It would be the first time that the terminal reaches that figure, since in 2019, before the pandemic, its maximum number of mobilized passengers was 25.1 million.
According to the monthly report of Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (Asur), between January and August 2019 the terminal mobilized 17.7 million passengers, while this year it exceeds that figure by 13.7%; In addition to being currently the largest point of entry for international tourism in the entire country, even above the Mexico City airport.
In the reference period, the terminal transferred 13.4 million international passengers, against 11.7 million in 2019, that is, a growth of 14.3% compared to air traffic levels prior to the start of the pandemic.
Double-digit growth is also present in domestic passenger traffic, because while in 2019 the terminal mobilized 6 million travelers, for this year the figure was 6.7 million, that is, 12.5% above what was registered before the health crisis.
The Cozumel International Airport also reports double-digit growth, since according to Asur, between January and August of this year the terminal handled 464,022 passengers, which represents a growth of 12.1% compared to the 413,914 in 2019.
Only in international passengers, the island’s terminal has grown 25.7%, going from 277,507 passengers in 2019 to 348,794 this year.
The island will continue to grow in this area, since on October 8 a flight will resume from Charlotte, on November 5 one more from Philadelphia, through American Airlines, and a third on November 6 from Toronto Canada, in charge of the airline Air Canada.
With an average of 112 operations per week, Cozumel International Airport maintains national air connectivity from Mexico City and Monterrey and international from Austin, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Montreal, and Philadelphia.
For the second half of this year, the island has 207,000 plane seats scheduled, which represents 69% more than in 2019, according to air connectivity monitoring prepared by the Quintana Roo Tourism Promotion Council.
For Cancun, Air Caraïbes is scheduled to start the route from Paris as of October 22, with two weekly frequencies on Wednesday and Saturday, adding a third flight on Monday in December.
In addition, TUI, the largest tour operator in the world, announced that as of November, up to 12 flights a week are scheduled from the United Kingdom to Cancun; eight frequencies from the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden) and every 10 days a flight from Poland, in addition routes from Belgium and Holland to Cancun are also expected.
For its part, Turkish Airlines will operate three additional flights on its Istanbul-Mexico-Cancun route, increasing from seven to 11 weekly frequencies as of October 30.