Cancun (CUN) is the second busiest airport in Mexico and the leading airport in international passenger traffic. 2021 was a year of significant recovery, and the aerodrome transported a total of 22,318,467 passengers, accounting for a recovery of 87.58% compared to 2019. By 2022, the terminal is expected to equal or exceed pre-pandemic levels.
Mexico was one of the few countries that did not close its borders, allowing international tourist arrivals during the course of 2021. Unlike other Asia-Pacific regions where they maintained strong restrictions, this motivated several travelers to change their vacations from places such as Thailand and Indonesia to the beaches of the Aztec country.
Cancun (CUN) is the main airport of Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, where all the airports it manages in Mexico reported average monthly growth of more than 5% during the last four months of 2021.
Cancun (CUN) experienced positive growth in the domestic market: the airport mobilized 9,081,354 passengers, increasing by 1.12% compared to 2019. Most of the domestic operators raised the offering of seats to Quintana Roo’s main aerodrome: for example, Aeromexico expanded its operations with Boeing 787 aircraft. In light of international health restrictions, many travelers opted to fly to domestic destinations for their vacations.
Throughout 2019, Cancun (CUN) was the third busiest international destination in the United States, with 8,860,453 passengers. In 2021, most domestic and international airlines massively increased their services to Mexico: in the case of American Airlines, from its main hubs it carried out operations with widebody aircraft, expanding its seating capacity, in addition to launching new destinations.
Source: Aviacion Online