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Tulum Airport Information

Tulum Airport (IATA: TQO | ICAO: MMTL ) officially known as Aeropuerto Internacional de Tulum or Felipe Carrillo Puerto International Airport is owned by the Mexican government and managed by SEDENA — GAFSACOMM S.A. DE C.V.

Tulum International Airport was officially inaugurated on December 1, 2023 with the first ever flight (Viva Aerobus VB9360) from Felipe Angeles Airport in Mexico City touched down at 1:15pm in Tulum, Mexico with 179 passengers on board.

General Information:

Address: Tulum International Airport – Felipe Carrillo Puerto, 9F7C+72, 77130 Macario Gómez, Q.R, México

Airlines: Airlines flying to Tulum Airport

Airport Type: Public

Coordinates: 20°12′42.228″N 87°27′47.7″W

Elevation: 66 ft / 20 m

FBO Terminal: Yes. (28 Parking Spaces)

Hours of Operation: TBA

Inauguration: December 1, 2023 (Official Inauguration Video)

Military Base: The Tulum International Airport is equipped with an on-site military air base to increase security in Mexican airspace.

Operations & Management: SEDENA

Owned By: Gobierno de México

Runway Length: 12,139 feet / 3,700 meters

Runway Type: Concrete

Tulum Airport Services:

Airport Transportation: Tulum Airport Transportation is now available. Learn more about public and private options when it comes to traveling between Tulum International Airport and a wide variety of destinations in the Riviera Maya.

Car Rentals: Tulum Airport Car Rentals are readily available for those who are eager to explore Tulum and everything that the Riviera Maya and the Yucatán peninsula has to offer. Highly recommended!

Tren Maya: Tulum International Airport is expected to have an on-site train station which will connect it to the Tren Maya — a 950-mile (1,525 km) transpeninsula train route that will connect the Mexican states of Chiapas, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatán and Quintana Roo.

FBO Terminal: The FBO terminal at Tulum Airport has 28 parking spaces for private flights arriving and departing from Tulum Airport. The FBO Terminal at Tulum Airport is also equipped with a hangar and executive level facilities.

Media:

Credits: EverythingPlayaDelCarmen.com — Excellent general overview video of the Tulum Airport. [EN]

Credits: Imagen Noticias — Felipe Carrillo Puerto Tulum International Airport Inauguration. [ES]

Credits: UnoTV — General overview of Tulum International Airport (TQO). [ES]

Credits: President AMLO — Inauguration of the Felipe Carrillo Puerto Tulum International Airport. [ES]

Credits: Mara Lezama — Construction and preview of the new Tulum International Airport. [ES]

Credits: Brenda Catalán — General overview of the Tulum International Airport. [ES]

Tulum Airport Timeline

May 3, 2024

The first official international flight from Canada (AC1854) landed at Tulum International Airport (TQO) at 12:17 PM.

March 28, 2024

Tulum International Airport received the first official international flight (Flight # AA1131) from Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) to Tulum International Airport (TQO).

December 1, 2023

The first official flight has landed at Tulum Airport! Viva Aerobus Flight VB9360 originated from Felipe Angeles Airport and touched down at Tulum International Airport at 1:15 pm on Friday, December 1st, 2023.

September 26, 2023

President Lopez Obrador visited Tulum Airport and reported that the project is currently 65% complete. Tulum’s Felipe Carrillo International Airport will generate 15,000 new jobs for the state of Quintana Roo and is expected to attract more than 5 million passengers annually.

August 11, 2023

Tulum’s Felipe Carrillo International Airport will be the new secondary hub for the once-defunct airline known as Mexicana Airlines. The Mexican government recently resurrected the brand and spent 815 million pesos in the process ($47 million USD).

June 6, 2023

According to President Lopez Obrador, the Tulum Airport is approximately 44% complete.

March 24, 2023

The Tulum Airport is expected to open in April 2024 and the first airline to operate will be Viva Aerobus.

December 2022

The project has resumed and is currently 20% complete. President AMLO has assured the people of México that the project will be finished in December 2023.

September 2022

The Tulum Airport was putting a halt to the construction of the 15.5b peso ($770M USD), highly anticipated new airport in Tulum due to budget and funding issues.

Tulum Airport Car Rentals

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