Cancún International Airport
Cancun International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional de Cancún
|Operator||Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste|
|Location||Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico|
|Focus city for|
|Elevation AMSL||20 ft / 6 m|
|Website||Cancun International Airport|
Source: Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste
Cancún International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional de Cancún) (IATA: CUN, ICAO: MMUN) is located in Cancún, Quintana Roo, on the Caribbean coast of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. It is Latin America's fourth and Mexico's second busiest airport, after Mexico City International Airport. In 2019, Cancún airport handled 25,481,989 passengers, a 1.1% increase compared to 2018.
It has two parallel operative runways that can be used simultaneously. The airport was officially opened in 1974. The airport is operated by Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (ASUR). It is a hub for MAYAir and focus city for Interjet, VivaAerobus, and Volaris; and currently offers flights to over 20 destinations in Mexico and to over 30 countries in North, Central, South America and Europe.
The airport has been expanding as it has become the second busiest point of entry by air to the country, after Mexico City International Airport. In 2005, ASUR invested US$150 million for the construction of Terminal 3, inaugurated in 2007, and a new runway and a new control tower opened in October 2009. The new 2,800 meters long, 45 meters wide runway was built to the north of the current one; the new control tower is the tallest in Latin America, standing at 97 meters tall.
Terminal 2 was expanded in 2014. A 76,000 m2 expansion in Terminal 3 was simultaneously carried out, adding six gates and commercial areas, and it was formally opened in March 2016. The expansion should contribute to increase annual capacity to 10 million from the existing 6 million. Terminal 4 was opened at the end of October 2017, much to the excitement from the local politicians as well as vacationers who were growing impatient with an overcrowded airport.
The airport has four terminals, all of which are currently in use.
Terminal 1 has 7 gates: 1 through 7A. After suffering damage by Hurricane Wilma, it was temporarily closed for remodeling in order to accommodate charter airlines operating into the airport. It re-opened in November 2013 to charter flights; which serves only one airline, Magni.
Terminal 2 at the Cancún Airport has 22 gates: A1 through A11 (in a satellite building) and B12 through B22 (at the main building). Most domestic airlines depart from here, along with all international flights to Central and South America and a few long-haul flights to Europe. There is a bank and food outlets in the check-in area, along with several restaurants and shops in the boarding area and immigration/customs services. Two lounges, the MERA Business Lounge and The Lounge by Global Lounge Network, serve domestic and international travelers.
Terminal 3 has 21 gates: C4 through C24. It has been recently expanded. Most US carriers as well as some Canadian and European carriers use this terminal. It offers shops (including duty free), cafés and restaurants, as well as immigration/customs services. There is a MERA Business Lounge located in Terminal 3.
Terminal 4 has 12 gates and opened in October 2017. This made Cancún International the first airport in Mexico to have four terminals. It is able to handle 9 million passengers a year. Airlines flying to Terminal 4 include Aeroméxico, Interjet, Air France, Lufthansa, Air Transat, WestJet, Condor, Southwest Airlines, Air Europa, Frontier Airlines and Sun Country Airlines. An on-site hotel is also planned to be opened, as well as a parking structure. Three lounges serve Terminal 4. They are the MERA Business Lounge(National), MERA Business Lounge(International), and The Lounge in Partnership with Air Transat.
Airlines and destinations
^1 Turkish Airlines's flight from Istanbul to Cancún makes a stop in Mexico City; however, the airline does not have local traffic rights from Mexico City to Cancún.
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|Amerijet International||Belize City, Ciudad del Carmen, Mérida, Miami|
|Estafeta Carga Aérea||Mérida, Miami|
|FedEx Express||Mérida, Miami|
|Year||Total passengers||% change|
|1||Mexico City||4,527,075||Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, Magni, VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|2||Monterrey, Nuevo León||699,007||Aeroméxico Connect, Magni, VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|3||Toronto, Ontario||456,608||2||Air Canada Rouge, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet|
|4||Guadalajara, Jalisco||446,935||1||Aeromexico, Magni, VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|5||Houston, Texas (airports George Bush & Hobby),[Notes 1]||429,265||1||Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines|
|6||Dallas, Texas||411,867||1||American Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Sun Country Airlines|
|7||Chicago, Illinois (Midway & O'Hare airports),[Notes 2]||387,538||1||American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines|
|8||Atlanta, Georgia||364,092||1||Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines|
|9||Panama City, Panama||328,432||1||Copa Airlines|
|10||New York, New York||322,444||2||American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue|
Accidents and incidents
- On March 15, 1984, Aerocozumel Flight 261 crashed soon after takeoff. No one died in the crash, but one of the passengers died of a heart attack while moving through the swamp.
- 2011 - Best Airport in Latin America - Caribbean of the Airport Service Quality Awards by Airports Council International and 2nd Best Airport by Size in the 5 to 15 million passenger category
- Official statistics include George Bush and Hobby Airports.
- Official statistics include Midway and O'Hare airports.
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- "Aviation Safety Network". Aviation-safety.net. 1984-03-15. Archived from the original on 2012-11-12. Retrieved 2013-07-01.
- "ASQ Award for Best Airport in Latin America - Caribbean" Archived 2012-02-18 at the Wayback Machine Airports Council International. 14 February 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-13
- "ASQ Award for Best Airport by Size (5-15m)" Archived 2012-02-19 at the Wayback Machine Airports Council International. 14 February 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-13
Media related to Cancun Airport at Wikimedia Commons
- Cancun Airport (ASUR: Aeropuertos del Sureste) (in English)
- Airport information for MMUN at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
- Airport information for MMUN at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
- Current weather for MMUN at NOAA/NWS
- Accident history for CUN at Aviation Safety Network
- Cancun airport travel data at Airportsdata.net (in English)
- Cancun airport Terminal 2 Map at Transcun.com (in English)
- Arrivals and Departures at Cancun Airport (in English)