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Busiest Day Ever At Cancun Airport

12 September, 2012

The start of the Easter vacation season saw the busiest day ever at Cancun airport,showing that Mexican tourism is getting back to the high levels it saw before the global financial crisis began.

According to a report by local newspaper, Diario de Yucatán,a total of 507 planes took off or landed at Cancun international airport,yesterday.

Saturdays are usually busier than other days of the week,but Cancun airport had never seen more than 500 arrivals/departures in one day before. Of the 507 flights handled yesterday,319 were at Cancun airport's Terminal 1 and 188 at Terminal 2.

Cancun airport recently opened a new runway and control tower,doubling its capacity.

The operator of Cancun airport, ASUR,is also thought to be interested in bidding to construct the newRiviera Maya International Airport in Tulum.