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Cancun airport reducing wait times

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If you’ve ever traveled through the Cancun airport, you may have experienced a very long wait moving through customs and getting your luggage.

Traveloffpath.com is reporting that the Cancun airport is reducing wait times.

“Delivering on an ambitious promise to improve waiting times at Cancun Airport, Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism Miguel Torruco Marqués has proudly announced a considerable reduction has been achieved due to reinforcement in personnel. Now, visitors will no longer have to wait for hours until they are through security during peak seasons.

Pandemic or not, Cancun Airport has always been a hot mess of a hub. Handling millions of passengers every day, it is one of the world’s busiest airports and the main gateway into Mexico’s famous Riviera Maya, which encompasses Caribbean beaches, all-inclusive resorts and famous archeological sites.

As a result, it is permanently in high demand, making management at Cancun Airport extremely challenging:

Waiting Times Reduced By As Much As 30% In Terminal 2

After vowing to tackle the infamously long waiting times and border bottlenecks tourists have experienced when flying to Cancun, Mexico has been quick to act and now promises visitors a much smoother experience when flying to Cancun. The news were shared by the Secretary of Tourism Marqués, who detailed the achievement.

According to Marqués, during January and April of this year, a total of 3,323,657 passengers transited Cancun Airport, making it one of the busiest in the post-Covid era. While this could have easily meant chaos, as other international airports are noticeably struggling with staffing constraints, Marqués candidly shared Cancun’s secret to success.

Thanks to the cross-referencing of data with ASUR, the operator behind Cancun Airport, authorities have been able to determine what the busiest hours of the day will be in advance. Once those are identified, more personnel is then deployed to the busiest terminals, ensuring arrivals are fast-tracked through the border.”

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