Cancún Airport Departures (CUN)

Aeropuerto Internacional de Cancún

Airport codes
IATA airport code: CUN
ICAO airport code: MMUN
Carretera Cancun-Chetumal Km 22
Cancun, Q Roo 77500, Mexico
Telephone: +52 (0) 998 848 7200

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Discover Cancun international airport departures

The airport is one of the most popular airports in the Caribbean. It offers many beautiful seaside resorts on the Caribbean coast. Besides Cancun city, the Riviera Maya is very interesting. There are several beach resorts where you want to enjoy a vacation such as Playa del Carmen, Paraiso Beach, Akumal, Tulum, and some more. The airport is located on the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico. It is therefore not surprising that many tourists from the US, but also from other parts of the world want to fly here.

The airlines that depart from Cancun here go to destinations all over the world, whether directly or indirectly or via Mexico City as a hub. The airport, like many other airports in Mexico, is managed by Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (ASUR). The millions of annual passengers use four different terminals, each with its own purpose. There are also 2 runways, big enough to land the larger planes such as the Airbus A380 and Boeing 747.

Busiest flight routes


There are some more options to smaller airports with fewer flights a week.


Cancun airport history

The airport was built by the Americans during the 1940’s for use during the war. After that, it has remained largely unknown what happened to it. Cancun departures also appeared to be operated as a smuggling route. Only in the 1970’s, when the tourist industry increased after the construction of many hotels, did a decent airport also have to be built. Initially, the old airport was temporarily used to build a new one on the same site. It was not until a few decades later that investment was resumed. Two new terminals were even added, a new control tower and a second runway. The capacity was greatly increased. Fortunately that was not for nothing because there was a significant increase in passengers.

Terminals at Cancun Airport

There are four terminals at the Mexican airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional de Cancún). Terminal 1 is largely used for airline Magni’s CUN departures. Terminal 2 is used for Cancun departures to Central and South America as well as domestic flights. Many other international flights are handled through Terminals 3 and 4. There are shuttle buses that run between the terminals. Terminal 4 is a new one and the location is northwest of terminal 1 with a capacity of 9 million passengers a year. CUN airport departures are most often in terminal 2 due the domestic flights.


Passenger stats and runways

There are 2 runways where 25 million passengers (2019) land or depart on every year. The length of those runways are 11,500 and 9,200 feet and have a asphalt surface.

Airlines and destinations at Cancun Airport

Most Cancun Airport departures go to Mexico City with a market share of up to 25 percent. These flights are largely operated by the following airlines:

  • Magni
  • Aeroméxico
  • Interjet
  • Aeroméxico
  • Volaris
  • VivaAerobus

The main destinations in Canada and the U.S. are:

Most Cancun flight departures here are from JetBlue, Frontier, Delta, Spirit, United, WestJet and Air Canada. Some other international flight options:

Cancun airport ground transportation

There are several options to travel to your hotel. One of the cheaper options is by public bus. You could then travel to Downtown Cancun, Playa del Carmen or Tulum. There are also shared shuttle buses which are about twice as expensive as the public bus. The advantage is that there are fewer people on the bus, it goes faster, and they drive directly to most hotels. You can also use the airport taxi. The price is based on the distance. This is the fastest way to get to your hotel.