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Mexico announces new airport to support economy

The chosen location is that of Tulum

Air transport can support the economic recovery of a country: it has often been repeated in these difficult moments in which it is necessary to cope with the health emergency of covid-19 and an important confirmation came from Mexico. Lopez Obrador, President of the Central American nation, officially announced the construction of a new airport precisely to provide the right stimulus to the domestic economy. The place chosen for the stopover is Tulum, not far from Cancun and therefore in a strategic area from a tourist point of view. Tulum is very popular with foreigners, but for the moment you have to rely on the aforementioned Cancun airport to go to these parts and the two cities are an hour and a half away by car.

Among other things, the town in question will soon be connected to the coast of the Gulf of Mexico by a train, the so-called Maya that will travel from Palenque to these parts. At the moment there is no detail regarding the construction of the airport and even how the project will be financed (state or private investors). However, this is not the first time such an announcement has been made; already in 2020 Tulum seemed the perfect solution for a brand new Mexican stopover, only to abandon all ambitions. In that case there was talk of 1500 hectares in size and three million passengers every year.

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