Cancun Airport International (CUN) is one of the busiest airports in the Caribbean and the point of entry to the "Mundo Maya". Every year millions of people visit Cancun and the Riviera Maya and the number of visitors is expected to increase rapidly thanks to the new mega-resorts already in construction all over the area.
Major international airlines as well as charter airlines have direct or connecting flights to Cancun every day. Now more than ever Cancun Airport International is easy accessible from almost every major city in the world. With first class shops, restaurants and services, Cancun Airport is one of the easiest most convenient airports to fly to/from in Mexico.
Cancun is the tourist resort that receives the highest number of visitors in Mexico.
It seems that the airport has been in construction forever. The fact is that since its construction back in the early 70's the increasing number of visitors each year makes it almost impossible to keep pace and to accommodate everybody all the time. Therefore, the airport keeps growing and adding new services to accommodate the new travelers. Now, Cancun Airport International has many of the facilities you only find in major airports around the world. From an easy and smooth arrival to an efficient and quick departure, Cancun Airport International works very hard to provide you with the best services possible. Few places on earth cause as much amazement as the Riviera Maya.
Cancun Airport International is located outside the city of Cancun at kilometer 22 of the Cancun- Chetumal highway. Most of the airports in Mexico are located outside the main cities except for the airports where the cities have expanded around the airports. CUN is one of the busiest airports in the Caribbean averaging about 800,000 passengers permonth in high season. It has all the facilities of a major international airport with signs in various languages. There are two buildings, the MAIN terminal and the FBO terminal.
Both terminals have arrival and departure concourses. The MAIN terminal is used for domestic and international scheduled flights from major airlines such as American Airlines, AeroMexico, Iberia, etc. The FBO terminal is used mainly for chartered airlines/flights and private planes. Facilities and services at the MAIN terminal include banks, duty free shops, convenience stores, beauty parlor, VIP lounges, business center, food court, restaurants, bars, video arcade, tourist information booths, rest rooms, lockers, medical services, vending machines, public phones, car rental agencies and money exchange stores. The FBO terminal have more limited facilities than the MAIN terminal to include only the essential services. In both terminals there are airport representatives with information about the airport and the location of all the facilities.