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Airport Cancún (Mexico) - International

Cancún International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional de Cancún
IATA: CUN ICAO: MMUN
CUN
Location of airport in Quintana Roo
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste
Serves Cancún
Location Cancún, Quintana-Roo, Mexico
Elevation AMSL 20 ft / 6 m
Coordinates 21°0212N 86°5237W / 21.03667°N 86.87694°W / 21.03667; -86.87694Coordinates: 21°0212N 86°5237W / 21.03667°N 86.87694°W / 21.03667; -86.87694
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12R/30L

12L/30R

11,483

9,186

3,500

2,800

Asphalt

Asphalt

Statistics (2012)
Total Passengers 14,463,435
 % change 11.1
Source: Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste

Cancún International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional de Cancún) (IATA: CUNICAO: MMUN) is located in Cancún, Quintana Roo, on the Caribbean coast of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. It is Mexico's second busiest airport, after Mexico City International Airport in Mexico City, but the biggest in Mexico for International passengers. In 2012, Cancún airport handled 14,463,435 passengers, an 11.1% increase compared to 2011.

The airport has been expanding as it has become one of the most important international airports in the country. It has two parallel operative runways that are 1,500m apart which allows them to be used simultaneously, and three commercial terminals. Terminal 1 is used by charter airlines from North America, including domestic charter airlines. Terminal 2 is used by some international airlines, as all of the scheduled domestic airlines, and new Terminal 3 handles primarily international operations of airlines from North America and Europe.

The airport is operated by Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, together with Cozumel International Airport, Mérida International Airport, Veracruz International Airport, Villahermosa International Airport and Xoxocotlán International Airport among others. It used to be a hub for Aerocancun, Aladia, Mexicana, and MexicanaLink.

Asur announced an expansion of terminal 2 which will be completed by 2013, and terminal 3 will also be expanded after the completion of terminal 2. Asur also announced the construction of a hotel within the airport space.

Contents

Terminals

Terminals

The airport has three terminals, two of which are currently in use, with Terminal 1 scheduled for remodelling.

Terminal 1

  • Terminal 1 has 7 gates: 1-7A. It is temporarily closed for remodelling, so that it can be used again by charter airlines that operate into the airport.

Terminal 2

  • Terminal 2 has 22 gates: A1-A11 and B12-B22
    • The Satellite Building has 11 gates on the upper level: A1-A11
    • The Main Building: has 11 gates on the lower level: B12-B22

Terminal 3

  • Terminal 3 has 15 gates: C23-C37

The terminals together comprise 47 boarding gates (of which 17 are remote), 22 (A1-A11 and B12-B22) in Terminal 2, and 14 in Terminal 3.[1]

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations Terminal/Concourse
Aeroflot Moscow-Sheremetyevo 3
Aerolíneas Argentinas Buenos Aires-Ezeiza 2S
Aeroméxico Bogotá, Havana, Mexico City, Miami, San José de Costa Rica, New York-JFK
Seasonal: Los Angeles (begins June 1, 2013), Nashville,[2] São Paulo-Guarulhos
2M
Aeroméxico Connect Monterrey, Mexico City, Toluca/Mexico City 2M
Aerotucán Cozumel 2M
Air Berlin Düsseldorf
Seasonal: Munich
3
Air Canada Calgary, Montréal-Trudeau, Toronto-Pearson
Seasonal: Halifax, Ottawa, Winnipeg
2S
Air Europa Madrid 3
Air France Seasonal: Paris-Charles de Gaulle 3
Air Italy Scheduled charter: Milan-Malpensa 3
Air Transat Montreal-Trudeau, Toronto-Pearson, Vancouver
Seasonal: Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Québec City, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg
2S
AirTran Airways operated by Southwest Airlines Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Chicago-Midway, Denver, San Antonio
Seasonal: Milwaukee
2S
American Airlines Chicago-O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami, New York-JFK 3
Apple Vacations operated by AirTran Airways Seasonal: Detroit [3] 3
Apple Vacations operated by Allegiant Air Seasonal: Newburgh (NY) 3
Apple Vacations operated by Frontier Airlines Chicago-O'Hare, Chicago-Rockford, Philadelphia 3
Arkefly Amsterdam 2S
Avianca Bogotá (begins July 15, 2013) 2S
Blue Panorama Airlines Bologna, Milan-Malpensa, Rome-Fiumicino 2S
British Airways London-Gatwick 2S
CanJet Vancouver
Seasonal: Abbotsford, Calgary, Comox, Edmonton, Hamilton, Halifax, Kelowna, London (ON), Montréal-Trudeau, Ottawa, Québec City, Rouyn-Noranda, St. John's, Regina, Toronto-Pearson, Victoria
2S
Condor Frankfurt
Seasonal: Munich (begins November 1, 2013)[4]
2S
Corsair International Paris-Orly 2S
Copa Airlines Panama City 2S
Copa Airlines Colombia Bogotá 2S
Cubana de Aviación Havana 2M
Delta Air Lines Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Minneapolis/St Paul
Seasonal: Boston, Columbus (OH), Hartford/Springfield, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Memphis, Milwaukee, Nashville, Orlando, Raleigh/Durham, Salt Lake City, Tampa, Washington-Dulles
3
Edelweiss Air Zürich 2S
Enerjet Seasonal: Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto-Pearson, Vancouver 2S
EuroAtlantic Airways Seasonal: Lisbon, Porto 2S
Finnair Winter charter: Helsinki 2M
Frontier Airlines Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Pittsburgh
Seasonal: Kansas City, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Salt Lake City, St. Louis
3
Interjet Mexico City, Monterrey, Toluca/Mexico City 2M
Jetairfly Brussels 2S
JetBlue Airways Boston, Fort Lauderdale, New York-JFK, Orlando 2S
LAN Airlines Santiago de Chile 2S
LAN Peru Lima 2S
Magnicharters Mexico City 2M
Maya Island Air Belize City 2M
MAYAir Ciudad del Carmen, Cozumel, Mérida, Veracruz, Villahermosa 2M
Monarch Airlines London-Gatwick, Manchester 2S
Neos Scheduled charter: Milan-Malpensa, Rome-Fiumicino 3
Orenair Charter: St Petersburg 3
Perla Airlines Porlamar 3
Pullmantur Air Madrid 2S
SATA International Charter: Lisbon 2S
Spirit Airlines Dallas/Fort Worth , Detroit, Fort Lauderdale 3
Sun Country Airlines Dallas/Fort Worth, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Seasonal: Lansing
3
Sunwing Airlines Bagotville, Edmonton, Halifax, London (ON), Montréal-Trudeau, Québec City, Regina, Saint John, Saskatoon, Sault Ste. Marie, Toronto-Pearson, Vancouver, Winnipeg 2S
TACA Airlines San Salvador 2S
Thomas Cook Airlines London-Gatwick, Manchester
Seasonal: Glasgow-International, Belfast-International
3
Thomson Airways Birmingham (UK), London-Gatwick, Manchester
Seasonal: Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow-International, Newcastle upon Tyne
2S
Transaero Airlines Moscow-Vnukovo[5] 2S
Transportes Aéreos Guatemaltecos Flores 2M
TUIfly Nordic Seasonal: Copenhagen, Gothenburg-Landvetter, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda 2S
United Airlines Chicago O'Hare, Cleveland, Denver, Houston-Intercontinental, Los Angeles, Newark, San Francisco, Washington-Dulles
Seasonal: Austin, San Antonio
3
US Airways Boston, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Phoenix 3
Vacation Express operated by Aeromexico Seasonal: New Orleans (begins May 26, 2013)[6] TBD
Virgin America Los Angeles, San Francisco 3
Virgin Atlantic Airways London-Gatwick 2S
VivaAerobus Cuernavaca, Guadalajara, Mexico City, Monterrey, Oaxaca (begins June 6, 2013), Reynosa (begins June 1, 2013), Tampico (begins June 7, 2013), Torreón/Gómez Palacio (begins June 1, 2013), Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Veracruz, Villahermosa 2M
Volaris Aguascalientes, Chihuahua (begins July 1, 2013), Ciudad Juárez (begins July 4, 2013), Guadalajara, León/El Bajío, Mexico City, Morelia (begins July 6, 2013), Puebla, Querétaro, Tijuana, Toluca/Mexico City 2M
WestJet Calgary, Edmonton, Montréal-Trudeau, Toronto-Pearson, Vancouver
Seasonal: Halifax, Hamilton, Kelowna, London (ON), Moncton, Ottawa, Quebec City, Regina, Saskatoon, Thunder Bay, Victoria, Winnipeg
2S
White Lisbon
Seasonal: Porto
2S
Whitejets Campinas-Viracopos, Rio de Janeiro-Galeão, São Paulo-Guarulhos 2S
Xiknal Air Chetumal 2M
XL Airways France Brussels, Paris-Charles de Gaulle 2S
Cargo airlines

ASUR's cargo operations are centered at Cancún International Airport, where the service is rendered by the company Caribbean Logistics, S. A. de C. V.

Airlines Destinations
Amerijet International Belize City, Ciudad del Carmen, Mérida, Miami
Estafeta Carga Aérea Merida, Miami
FedEx Express Miami
Regional Cargo Merida, Mexico City

Traffic statistics

Passenger statistics for Cancún International Airport[7]
Year Total Passengers  % change
1999 6,969,733 -
2000 7,745,317 11.1
2001 7,639,021 1.4
2002 7,717,144 1.0
2003 8,683,950 12.5
2004 10,010,526 15.3
2005 9,301,240 7.1
2006 9,728,149 4.6
2007 11,340,027 16.6
2008 12,646,451 11.5
2009 11,174,908 11.6
2010 12,439,266 11.3
2011 13,022,481 4.7
2012 14,463,435 11.1
2013 (Jan.-March)
4,286,467
9.8
Busiest routes at Cancún International Airport [2011][8]
Rank City Note 1 Note 2 Total Passengers Carriers
1 Mexico City 2,300,581 18,404 2,318,985 Aeroméxico, Interjet, Magni, Viva Aerobus, Volaris
2 Atlanta, GA, USA 619,967 - 619,967 AirTran, Delta
3 Houston, TX, USA 554,499 10,872 565,371 United
4 Dallas/Fort Worth, TX, USA 534,520 13,252 547,772 American, Sun Country
5 Miami, FL, USA 535,076 608 535,684 American
6 New York, NY, USANote 3 530,333 - 530,333 American, United, JetBlue
7 Toronto, Canada 413,163 67,008 480,171 Air Canada, Air Transat, CanJet, Enerjet, Sunwing, Thomas Cook Canada, WestJet
8 Monterrey, Nuevo León 442,710 2,818 445,528 Aeroméxico, Interjet, Viva Aerobus
9 Chicago, IL, USA 345,298 44,805 390,103 American, United
10 Montréal, Canada 326,949 56,844 383,793 Air Canada, Air Transat, CanJet, Sunwing, Thomas Cook Canada, WestJet
Notes
  • ^1 Denotes passengers in scheduled flights.
  • ^2 Denotes passengers in charter flights.
  • ^3 Official statistics include JFK and Newark airports

Expansion

In 2005 ASUR invested US$150 million for the construction of Terminal 3 (open since 2007), a new runway, and a new control tower. With the opening of the new terminal the airport doubled the amount of passengers it could handle. The new runway and tower were opened in October 2009. The new runway was built north of the current runway and is 2,800 m long, and 45 m wide; the new control tower is the tallest in Latin America standing at 97 meters tall. ASUR has also started on their cargo complex project which will be completed in three phases. In phase 0 it will have facilities capable of handling 20,000 tons of cargo (phase 0 Complete). Phase 1 the cargo complex will be relocated to a new site within the airport grounds. A 5,000-m plant will be built to house it, with sufficient capacity to handle 70,000 tons of freight per year. Phase 2 the cargo complex will be extended by 5,000-m2 more and will be capable of handling 140,000 tons of freight per year. Phase 3 the cargo complex will be extended by 5,000-m2 more and will be capable of handling 210,000 tons of freight per year. In 2012 construction will begin on International Terminal 4. ASUR in partnership with Jet Blue has designed a state of the art facility capable of handling an additional 800,000 passengers annually. The terminal will also feature duty-free designer boutiques, extensive dining options and an Aloft Hotel. Terminal 4 is expected to be operational by 2015.

Accidents and Incidents

  • On March 15, 1984, Aerocozumel Flight 261 crashed soon after takeoff. No one died in crash. One of the passengers died of a heart attack while moving through the swamp.[9]
  • On September 9, 2009, hijacked Aeroméxico Flight 576 landed at Mexico City International Airport from Cancun International Airport.
  • On January 19, 2010, a Mexicana Airbus A318, flight MX-368 from Cancun to Mexico City, with 45 passengers suffered a mishap at takeoff. Both the outboard and inboard core cowling of the left hand engine separated, hitting the fuselage and the semi-left wing leaving residues on the runway; a few minutes later, a Click Mexicana Boeing 717, flight QA-7323 from Havana to Cancun suffered the puncture of two tires while landing; in both incidents no casualties or injured passengers were reported.[citation needed]

Accolades

  • 2011 - Best Airport in Latin America - Caribbean of the Airport Service Quality Awards by Airports Council International[10] and 2nd Best Airport by Size in the 5 to 15 million passenger category.[11]

See also

References

External links


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