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New Runway opened in Cancun Real Estate Area Airport

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By : Tom Budniak    99 or more times read
Airport of any city is its lifeline and when it comes to Cancun, it's truer then anywhere else. Since, Cancun Real Estate region is a tourist hub and a major real estate market; it depends a great deal on its Airport. Airports and other transportation facilities are very vital for any real estate market and any real estate investor always, checks out the locations' accessibility from the airport before taking any decisions.

ASUR, the operator of Cancun International Airport knows it too well. On October 20th, 2009, the second runway was inaugurated. The President of Mexico, Felipe Calderón, graced the ceremony and officially inaugurated the new runway. In the grand opening ceremony, ASUR announced that the operator will also bid for the construction and operation of the Riviera Maya International Airport which will serve Tulum Real Estate area.

With the expansion of the Cancun International Airport, main terminal capacity has doubled. With the opening of the second runway, the airport is capable of handling 28 million passengers per year. The new runway of Cancun International Airport can manage more than eighty takeoffs simultaneously. Cancun is a major tourist destination in Mexico which is very popular around the world and especially in US, Canada and Europe. Anticipating, higher growth trajectory, ASUR opened this second runway to cater to increase in traffic in years to come.

The work on the second runway began in the year 2005, and the total project cost was $67 million USD. The project also included a new control tower, the largest control tower of its kind in Latin America, standing at an impressive 315 feet high. The second runway also includes an airplane bridge with a taxiway. The new runway crosses the access road to the airfield, therefore travelers on road can see the national and international planes fly over them.

With the expansion of the airport, Mexicana Airlines has named the Cancun International Airport its hub. From December 1, 2009, international flights to Washington, USA, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Bogota, Costa Rica, San Jose, Guatemala and El Salvador will start operating. The airline Major will also offer more options for connecting flights coming from the cities on the US East Coast. This is good bit of news for expats, tourists and Cancun Real Estate investors from US east coast as they have more options for flying back home.

The new second terminal aims at catering to the destinations in Tulum Real Estate region, which is becoming increasingly popular because of its white sand beaches and Mayan archaeological sites.

ASUR operates nine airports in south-eastern Mexico.
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