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Cancun International Airport (IATA: CUN, ICAO: MMUN) is located in Cancún, Quintana Roo, on the Caribbean coast of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. It is Mexico's second busiest airport, after Mexico City International Airport in Mexico City. In 2012, Cancún airport handled 14,463,435 passengers, an 11.1% increase compared to 2011.

The airport has been expanding as it has become one of the most important international airports in the country. It has two parallel operative runways that are 1,500m apart which allows them to be used simultaneously, and three commercial terminals. Terminal 1 was used by charter airlines from North America but is being reconstructed and has been closed since 2005 with the exception of the attached FBO terminal used by private aircraft. Terminal 2 is used by some international airlines, and all of the scheduled domestic airlines, and new Terminal 3 handles primarily international operations of airlines from North America and Europe. A free shuttle runs frequently between the terminals.

Asur announced an expansion of terminal 2 which will be completed in 2013, and terminal 3 will also be expanded after the completion of terminal 2. Asur also announced the construction of a hotel within the airport space.

In Cancun there are about 140 hotels with 24,000 rooms and 380 restaurants. Four million visitors arrive each year in an average of 190 flights daily. The hotel zone is one of the most exclusive internationally, with upmarket restaurants, bars, and the like which have catered for quite a number of the rich and famous. The hotel zone tends to be rather expensive as it is aimed at visitors and relies on the all inclusive hotels to keep them all in this area allowing prices to soar. Downtown is home to less expensive places to shop like Walmart, Comercial Mexicana and Soriana, not to mention several flea markets like the one in the hotel zone.

Local Time: 21-Aug-2014 07:06 AM
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