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Mexico Experiencing Yearly Visitor Increases

Second Runway added to international airport in Cancun

eTN Staff Writer  Oct 10, 2009

The Cancun Airport will unveil its US$67 million dollar investment, a second-runway infrastructure project including the construction of an additional runway, entirely new control tower, and taxiway bridge on October 10. The airport's capacity will increase to be able to serve some 28 million passengers per year.

The destination has been experiencing a yearly increase in visitors. In 2009, 5 airlines added Cancun to their flight schedules while other airlines, i.e., American and Alaska Airlines, provide exceptionally low fares, creating demand for such an investment to accommodate visitors, especially during season.

Cancun's International Airport will become Mexico's first to have the capacity to handle simultaneous takeoffs and landings on two runways. The control tower, more than 315 feet tall, will be among the 20 tallest in the world, allowing improved efficiency in runway-use time assigned to aircrafts, beneficial to both passengers and almost the 150 domestic and international airlines.

Second Runway added to international airport in Cancun
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