Airlines ask tourists in Cancun to leave the hotel 5 hours before the flight

Airlines ask tourists in Cancun to leave the hotel 5 hours before the flight

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Some airlines recommend that passengers leave the hotel up to 5 hours before the flight so that they can catch their flight on time.

Delta, Air Canada and Spirit stressed that passengers should be more careful when planning their time and schedules in and out of Cancun International Airport.

crowded Cancun airport

This different scenario is due to some reasons. The first and main factor that causes this huge time delay is the new construction reforms that are happening on Luis Donaldo Colosio Boulevard. The plan is to widen the driveway, improve the general condition of the road, and many other changes aimed at making transportation to and from the airport easier.

Cancun Avenue crowded

Unfortunately, all these reforms are expected to last at least a year. The Cancun government has issued some alternatives to escape the chaos going on around the road, but it doesn’t seem to work that well since the herd of tourists is huge at this time of year.

Cancun Airport

Another reason that causes the delay at the airport is the apparent massive flow of tourists. Summer is always a time when people travel to sun and beach destinations and Cancun is no exception. In fact, it is one of the most sought-after destinations for Americans this summer. It is becoming one of the most desirable destinations in the world for tourism, especially because the Cancun region is a hot spot for many activities, with absolutely beautiful and stunning cities along the coast of the Riviera Maya, such as Tulum, Playa del Carmen and Cozumel.

Carmen Beach

All of this puts pressure on an already complex airport that handles nearly 10 million passengers a year for a city of nine hundred thousand. In fact, Cancun International Airport just became the 9th busiest airport in the entire world, as it is an easy gateway to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Additionally, many airlines have direct flights from the continental United States to Cancun. As a result, many look to Mexico as a favorite international destination with lower prices, a friendly environment and hospitality, and fantastic food.

people entering Cancun airport

The boulevard’s reforms and the huge influx of tourists make getting around the area a daunting task for many who fly to the Yucatan Peninsula every day. The local government prioritizes some other transportation methods like buses to ease the flow of people, but the situation is complicated as many choose taxis and cars to get around Cancun, making everything more difficult for everyone.

Cancun airport security

The recommendation to check out of the hotel 5 hours before the departure time includes the time needed at the airport. Cancun airport is also having trouble managing all these visitors, with many reporting long lines at immigration and in many other areas of the airport. Therefore, this 5-hour tip may include 2 hours in traffic and 3 hours at the airport to ensure that everything runs smoothly, even in the worst case scenario of long traffic jams and long lines at the airport.

crowded Cancun airport

All of these reform projects are temporary and are done to improve transit in and out of the airport, as it is the first contact many people have with the state of Mexico. Since no trains pass through the airport, the boulevard is the only way to get to Cancun and many nearby cities. It is highly recommended that you plan your arrival times at the airport in advance, because holidays are synonymous with good times and rest, not nightmares and stress.

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