Chetumal International Airport

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Chetumal International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional de Chetumal
CTM airport night.jpg
IATA: CTMICAO: MMCM
CTM is located in Quintana Roo
CTM
CTM
Location of airport in Quintana Roo
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares
Location Chetumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Elevation AMSL 39 ft / 12 m
Coordinates 18°30′16.8″N 88°19′36.65″W / 18.504667°N 88.3268472°W / 18.504667; -88.3268472
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10/28 7,244 2,208 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Total Passengers 156,838
Source: Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares

Chetumal International Airport (IATA: CTMICAO: MMCM) is an international airport located in Chetumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico. It handles national and international air traffic for the city of Chetumal. It's operated by Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares, a federal government-owned corporation.

Information[edit]

  • The airport joined the ASA Network in 1974, it has 230 hectares and its aircraft platform for commercial aviation is 13.140 meters square, also has two lots and a landing strip with the length of 2.2 km, suitable for Boeing 737 aircraft.
  • In 2010, Chetumal received 95.687 passengers, while in 2011 it reached 129.615 passengers, according to data released by Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares
  • It is the 41st most important airport in Mexico.[1]
  • The airport has a SENASICA satellite office.
  • The official business hours are 7:00 to 19:00.

Terminated Flights[edit]

MexicanaClick formerly served this airport until 2010. Mexicana Click's flight to Chetumal was the one of the many flights canceled by the company Mexicana before they filed for bankruptcy in 2010. This led to Mexicana's operations to be ceased in August 3, 2010. In Chetumal, Aeroméxico attempted to take over the services that Mexicana Click offered, however Interjet's low prices made Aeromexico's service to Chetumal unprofitable.[2] On February 23, 2013 Aeromexico ended its service to Chetumal.[3]

Services[edit]

  • The airport has its own parking lot with a small capacity of 102 spots
  • A cafe restaurant that operates only in the morning
  • There is also taxi service and car rental services.

Expansion and Renovation[edit]

On October 9, 2011, Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares invested 19 million pesos (1.5 million USD) in modernizing Chetumal's International Airport by extending landing strips to allow room for more air traffic, as promised by the governor Roberto Borge Angulo. According to the governor the modernization came with the intent of improving the city's infrastructure and logistic developments to make Quintana Roo more competitive within the national market. The modernization of the airport also included the expansion of the main terminal.[4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Interjet Mexico City

Accidents and incidents[edit]

On January 6, 1972, a Hawker Siddeley HS-748-230 belonging to SAESA (Servicios Aereos Especiales Airlines) crashed shortly after take-off from Chetumal on its way to Mérida, killing 5 crew members and 18 passengers.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anexo:Aeropuertos más importantes de México http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anexo:Aeropuertos_m%C3%A1s_importantes_de_M%C3%A9xico Retrieved on March 31, 2013
  2. ^ Mexicana filed for bankruptcy http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-08-03/mexicana-files-for-bankruptcy-protection-says-flights-won-t-be-affected.html
  3. ^ No más vuelos de aeroméxico en Chetumal http://informativoquintanaroo.com.mx/chetumal/17087-no-mas-vuelos-de-aeromexico-en-chetumal.html Retrieved on March 31, 2013 (In spanish)
  4. ^ Arranca modernizacion del Aeropuerto Internacional de Chetumal http://marqtips.com.mx/531531-arranca-modernizacion-del-aeropuerto-internacional-de-chetumal/ Retrieved April 4th, 2013 (In Spanish)
  5. ^ [1]

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