Heliport planned for PDC maritime terminal
PLAYA DEL CARMEN — Playa del Carmen will have the first maritime terminal in the country with a heliport, during the first half of 2017, which will seek to diversify these facilities with the air transport offering attractive for tourists.
For this, they are carrying out the preliminary work for the adequacy of the roof of the building, recently officially inaugurated by authorities and the company Navega, while specifying the permission of the General Directorate of Civil Aeronautics and the Ministry of Communications and Transportation (SCT).
Aerocopter will be the company that will begin operating helicopter flights from the fiscal pier to Chichen Itza, Tulum, Cancun, Cozumel and Chetumal, starting in May next year, although it was not specified if it would leave the facilities of the current city aerodrome.
“The future projection is to cover the entire Yucatan Peninsula, but at the beginning, it is to have local flights for national and international tourism. Flights of 10 to 15 minutes that allow the tourist to travel the coast by air, enjoying the view of the hotels and, of course, the color of the sea. At least eight flights of 15 minutes each per day,” said Miguel Angel Vidal, president of Aerocopter.
For its part, the board of the maritime terminal of Playa del Carmen reported that this initiative will represent an increase in the influx of visitors who will find in this alternative transportation, an opportunity to know important tourist destinations of the Peninsula in a short time and enjoy their vacation in the Mexican Caribbean alternatively.
“Being the most important Maritime Terminal in Latin America due to its high inflow and continuous improvement in infrastructure, we are constantly developing to offer more and better services to our visitors, which will be reflected in more tourists to the destination,” said Xóchitl Bernal Quintana, commercial manager of PDC maritime terminal.