The Cancun International Airport has three terminals, however, since the devastation wreaked by the hurricanes in 2005, Terminal 1 has been out of service; it continues to be under reconstruction; the idea is to re-incorporate the installations for passeneger services sometime in the future.
Meanwhile, terminals 2 & 3 are handling all the commercial flights that arrive and leave from the airport, to and from Mexican, American and European destinations.
With regard to the size of the installations, Terminal 2 covers an area of 51,166 sq. mts. and Terminal 3 an area of 45,263 sq. mts.
The construction of Terminal 3 began in December 2005, when the first stone was laid on the site of the construction for the building with a surface of over 40,000 sq. mts.
Total investment for the project surpassed $1 billion Mexican pesos, and the result was one of the most modern, efficient and technologically advanced airports of the world.
One of the most important aspects of the technological innovations undertaken at the airport was the installation of security equipment; this guarantees the integrity of all the airports visitors on a 24-hour basis, thus complying with the strict international regulations regarding the world's air sector.
The airport offers 218
check-in desks for passenger documentation; of these, 134 are in Terminal 3 and 84 in Terminal 2.
With regard to the contact positions, the airport offers 30; 19 at Terminal 2 and 11 at Terminal 3; there are also 17 remote positions, 14 at Terminal 2 and 3 at Terminal 3.