Construction starts on Cancun terminal

7th Dec 2005

Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (ASUR) is beginning the construction of Terminal 3 and has initiated the necessary studies for the construction of the second runway at Cancun International Airport.

These two projects represent a total investment in excess of US$150 million.

The foundation stone for Terminal 3 was laid during a ceremony attended by Felix Gonzalez Canto, the Governor of the State of Quintana Roo; the Mexican ministers for transport, Pedro Cerisola, and tourism, Rodolfo Elizondo Torres; and Fernando Chico and Kjeld Binger, the Chairman and acting CEO of ASUR, respectively.

ASUR believes that Terminal 3 will be Mexico’s most modern, efficient, and technologically-advanced airport terminal, and the company estimates that it will require an investment of approximately US$100 million. Features of the new terminal will include:

—An advanced security system that screens all hold and cabin baggage, and
  which complies with new international aviation security regulations


—A total area of more than 40,000 m2

—84 check-in counters

—11 boarding gates with boarding bridges, and another 4 for remote stands

The new building will also boast state-of-the-art passenger information and systems that ASUR believes will afford the highest levels of security.

ASUR has received the necessary land for the second runway in Cancun in concession from the Mexican Federal Government, and will start the studies for the second runway.

The second runway at Cancun is expected to double current capacity for air-traffic movements. It will be 2,400 metres long and 45 metres wide. ASUR’s management estimates that it will cost approximately $50 million to build. The 1,500 metres between the two runways will allow them to be used simultaneously for takeoffs and landings.


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