Tulum International Airport, also known as Felipe Carrillo Puerto Airport, is an international airport located in the municipality of Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Quintana Roo, Mexico. The airport commenced operations on December 1, 2023, and has the capacity to serve 5.5 million passengers annually.
History of Tulum Airport
The project for Tulum International Airport was announced in October 2020 by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. The construction of the airport began in March 2021 and was carried out by the Olmeca-Maya-Mexica company.
Where Is Tulum Airport Located?
Tulum International Airport is situated 19 kilometers southwest of the city of Tulum. The airport is located on a 1,200-hectare site at an elevation of 10 meters above sea level.
Distance from Tulum Airport to Tulum City Center
The distance from Tulum International Airport to the city center of Tulum is 19 kilometers. The travel time by car is approximately 25 minutes.
Distance from Tulum Airport to Tulum Hotel Zone
The distance from Tulum International Airport to the Tulum hotel zone is 25 kilometers. The travel time by car is approximately 30 minutes.
Terminals at Tulum Airport
Tulum International Airport features a single passenger terminal with the capacity to accommodate 5 million passengers per year. The terminal includes 13 aircraft contact positions, as well as a waiting area, commercial area, and dining facilities.
Facilities at Tulum Airport
Tulum International Airport offers the following facilities:
- Runway measuring 3,700 meters in length and 45 meters in width
- 20,000 square meter apron
- Passenger terminal covering an area of 20,000 square meters
- Waiting area with capacity for 1,000 people
- Commercial area with 50 outlets
- Dining area with 10 restaurants
- Parking for 1,000 vehicles
Airlines Operating at the Airport
The airlines operating at Tulum International Airport are:
- Viva Aerobus
Type of Flights (Domestic or International)
Tulum International Airport offers both domestic and international flights. Domestic flights connect Tulum with major cities in Mexico, such as Mexico City, Monterrey, Guadalajara, and Cancun. International flights connect Tulum with cities in the United States, Canada, and Europe.
Tulum International Airport is an important project for the tourist development of the Riviera Maya. The airport will help alleviate congestion at Cancun International Airport and promote tourism in the region.