Cancun International Airport CUN
serves Mexico's northeastern Yucatan Peninsula and its City of Cancun, located right on the Yucatan Channel. CUN Airport is operated by ASUR - and is one of Mexico's most important airports, and also one of its foremost tourist destinations. The Airport can be reached by plane from Florida within half an hour - situated directly south of New Orleans. Cancun is the gateway to the exciting world of the former Mayan Empire, which included the Yucatan Peninsula.
CUN Airport is located 16 km to the south of Cancun, along the Cancun-Chetumal highway. Cancun's hotel zone is only a 10 km from the Airport. The local population accounts for about half a million people and, although Spanish is the official language, many other languages are spoken, including English.
With two long runways and 21.4M pasengers in 2016, Cancun International Airport is served by a host of domestic and international, regular & low-cost airlines, as well as charters, offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe. The Airport is also an important hub of a number of inter-connecting destinations to vacation resorts in the Caribbean.
NOTE: Be alert when going through security. If your bag is being searched, watch closely! Tourist areas of Cancun and of Isla Mujeres, Riviera Maya, Playa Del Carmen, Isla Cozumel, & Tulum are safest.
Cancun International Airport has three terminals: T1, T2 & T3.
Present & future Airport Developments:
- Now in operation: Electronic quick check-in booths for cardholders of Global Entry (US passport holders), Nexus (Canadian travelers) and Viajero Confiable (Mexican citizens) - expediting their process of passport control and entry into Mexico.
- While Terminals 1, 2 & 3 renovations /expansions have now been completed -
the new Terminal 4
is currently being redesigned and is scheduled to open in 2017, when it is to offer duty-free boutiques, many dining options and an Aloft Hotel.