Increase registered in the traffic of passengers in Chetumal

The International Airport of Chetumal registered an increase in the operational activities during 2017. (Photo:

CHETUMAL, Q. Roo.-During 2017 , the Chetumal International Airport registered an increase in the number of passengers, from 209,972 to 275,610; which representes a growth of 31.3% compared to 2016.

According to the mobility statistics of Airports and Auxiliary Services (ASA), the Chetumal airport also stood out in cargo handling, as a total of 192,710 kilograms of goods and merchandise were mobilized through this air terminal, from January to December 2017 .

This figure represents an improvement of 94.3%, compared to the 99, 186 kilograms registered in 2016, the largest increase recorded among the 19 airports of the ASA network.

The terminal of Chetumal, operated and administered by Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares (ASA), reported, during the 12 months of 2017, an increase of 26.4% in terms of operations, compared to the same period of 2016, as the figure went from 4, 981 to 6, 297 operational movements.

According to statistics from ASA, the airport that recorded the largest increase in passenger traffic was Puebla, with 33.3%, followed by Chetumal, with 31.3; Ciudad Obregón reported 17.6%, and the Loreto terminal 17.1%; meanwhile, Uruapan had an increase of 16.9%; Tehuacán, 14%; Puerto Escondido, 12.6%; and Guaymas 6.8%.

In this regard, Rosa Elena Lozano Vázquez, head of the Secretariat of Economic Development, announced on December 2017, that the Chetumal Airport, operated by ASA, will be expanded this year in order to increase the number of domestic flights and include international flights to Central American countries.