The Airports Council International (ACI) picked Mexico's Cancun International Airport (CUN) as the top airport in Latin America for the second year running. The ACI says the airport is among the top five world-wide for airports that serve 5 to 15 million passengers annually. The quality of the airport's many services sets it apart from other airports of the same size in the region.
“Aeropuertos Del Sureste,” the company known as ASUR,operates the award-winning Cancun International,along with 8 other top-ranked airports in the southeast of Mexico. The ACI credits ASUR’s success with their high quality standards. The company constantly raises the bar in the service and customer care that is provided for passengers. The passion to keep improving holds ASUR and their 9 airports at the front of the pack.
Jesus Almaguer,director of the Cancun CVB,says that “the Cancun CVB is extremely proud of ASUR’s ongoing quality,service,and excellence in maintaining our destination’s airport as one of the top airports to be internationally recognized.” He continued to highlight the airport’s importance as the “first impression” that visitors experience. “When visitors enter our destination,the service,hospitality,and professionalism they receive is as equally important as their experience within the destination,and we are glad our visitors have that top-notch experience from the moment they step foot in Cancun.”
The ACI will hold an award ceremony on April 7,2011 in New Delhi,India. Cancun International will claim the honor during the Regional Assembly of the ACI-ASIA,led by Angela Gittens,the general director of the Airport Council International.
Cancun International Airport,coded as “CUN” on destination menus,had over 11 million passengers in 2009. In the high season,the airport averages 800,000 passengers each month. There are three terminals,including the MAIN terminal,which is used for scheduled domestic and international flights from major airlines such as American Airlines,AeroMexico,and Iberia. This building contains tourist information,duty-free shops,beauty parlors,food courts,bars,a video arcade,and more. The FBO terminal is used mainly for chartered flights and private planes.