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Director of Cancun airport says new passenger record likely for 2018

Cancun, Quintana Roo — Director of the Cancun airport, Carlos Trueba Coll, predicted that by the end of the year, visitor figures will reach 25 million which would be new record for the air terminal.

He pointed out that Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (Asur) is already immersed in the projects of the Maya and light trains, after recognizing that there has been a rapprochement of the directors with the transition team of president-elect, Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

For the second year in a row, the arrival figures would be broken twice during the last month of the year. On December 14, 2017 the first new record was recorded 22 million passengers, and 12 days later on the 26th, they airport recorded 23 milliom.

Days later, at the official end of the year, the terminal recorded 23.6 million passengers.

The director said that to date there is a 6 percent increase in the movement of passengers, a number that must be maintained until the end of the year.

“I would wait until between the 19 and 21 of December which is when we should be receiving passenger 24 million, which would be a new record. The previous record was 23.6 million at the end of last year, and from that point, if we maintain all the numbers, we could likely be celebrating 25 million for the end of the year.”

The Cancun International Airport has announced expansion projects that include the enlargement of the new Terminal 4 and the construction of a new Terminal 5, both of which will begin after the implementation of the Maya Train project.