According to SECTUR (the Federal Ministry of Tourism), Cancun airport received 6.1 million international travelers between January and July 2023, indicating an 8.2% increase compared to the same period in 2022. This figure establishes Cancun airport as the busiest airport for international travelers in Mexico.
Cancun captured 46% of the 13.3 million foreign travelers who visited Mexico in the first seven months of the year.
According to a report from the Ministry of the Interior's Migration Policy Unit, 8.4 million U.S. tourists were recorded nationwide in the year's first seven months. Of this number, 3.5 million visited Cancun, accounting for 41% of the total.
Regarding visitors from Canada, 1.4 million were attracted to the country as a whole, with Cancun receiving 55.3% of that number, equaling 855,718 Canadian visitors.
Meanwhile, Colombia remains the third most important market, with 415,478 travelers in the year's first seven months. Cancun captured 45% of this number, with 189,142 South American visitors.
The Aeropuertos del Sureste (Asur) consortium recently announced that Cancun International Airport has witnessed a significant increase in passenger footfall. Between January and August this year, the airport saw the arrival of 22.4 million people, representing 11% growth compared to last year. This year's figure exceeded the previous year's 20.2 million passengers by 2.2 million.
Despite the slowdown in tourism arrivals from the U.S., the terminal handled 14.5 million international travelers during the reference period for both arrival and departure. This number is 8.2% higher than the 13.4 million travelers in 2022.
Domestic tourism has grown even more remarkably, with a reported increase of 16.7%. The first eight months of the year saw 7.8 million domestic travelers.