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Cancun International Airport Code CUN

Airport Codes

ZIP CODE 77500

Airport coordinates

LAT / LON 21°2'11"N / -86°-52'-37"W


Weather Observations

Station ID: MMUN
Observation Time: 12/04/2021 5:24 am

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About Cancun International Airport Code

Cancun International Airport code is CUN. It is derived from Cancun Quintana Roo city nestled on the coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Penninsula. Located at a height of 6 meters above sea level, Cancun International Airport (CUN) is one of the busiest airports in Latin America with passenger traffic of more than 12 million in 2019.

About Cancun International Airport (CUN)

Cancun International Airport started operations in 1974 and has ever since evolved into a state-of-the-art facility owing to investments by the Mexican airport operator ASUR. It is equipped with two runways that welcome major airlines such as American Airlines, MAYAir, Interjet, VivaAerobus, and Volaris from over 20 destinations in Mexico, Europe, and all of the American continent. 

Cancun International Airport (CUN) Terminals

Cancun International Airport boasts four terminals: Terminal 1, 2, 3, and 4. They are all operational even today: 

Terminal 1: 

This terminal has 7 gates and primarily serves charter flights along with local airlines Magni and VivaAerobus. 

Terminal 2:

Equipped with 22 gates, Terminal 2 serves only domestic airlines and some international flights to Central and South America along with long-haul flights to Europe. 

Terminal 3: 

This facility has 21 gates. It is used primarily by US carriers along with a few Canadian as well as European airlines. Terminal 3 is famous for MERA Business Lounge apart from other amenities. 

Terminal 4:

Terminal 4 has 12 gates with a capacity to handle 9 million passengers. This facility serves Aeromexico, Interjet, Air France, Lufthansa, Air Transat, WestJet, Condor, Southwest Airlines, Air Europa, Frontier Airlines, and Sun Country Airlines. 

Major Passenger Airlines Operating from Cancun International Airport (CUN)

Aerolineas Argentinas


Aeromexico Connect 

Air Canada 

Air Canada Rouge

Air Caraibes

Air Europa

Air France

Air Transat

Alaska Airlines

American Airlines 

Nearest Airport to Cancun International Airport (CUN)

Isla Mujeres Airport: 28 KM

Playa del Carmen Airport: 50 KM

Cozumel Airport: 57  KM

Merida (Mexico) Airport: 289 KM

Runway Data

Name Length Width Surface Lighted
12R-30L 11,483 ft 197 ft Asphalt Yes
12L-30R 9,186 ft 148 ft Asphalt Yes

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should I reach the airport to board a flight on time?
    You should reach 90 minutes in advance before the departure of your domestic flight and 3 hours before the departure of an international flight.
  • Yes. You can use the free Wi-Fi facility at the airport.
  • The airport features luxury lounges, duty-free shops, ATMs, onsite parking, multi-cuisine restaurants, and currency exchange counters among other facilities.
  • You must check with the Materials Management Department as all unclaimed properties found at the airport and its vicinity are deposited here.
  • Yes. You need to carry a copy of your boarding ticket along with a government-issued picture ID.
  • Yes. The airport has a 24*7 medical center helmed by well-trained doctors and paramedics. In the event of a medical emergency, ambulances are also provided.
  • Kindly get in touch with your respective airline.
  • Kindly refer to your respective airline’s guidelines should you wish to carry medicines on board. It is advised that you carry your doctor’s prescription as well.
  • For the safety of our passengers, we request them to not handle any unattended items. They are advised to inform about the same to the airport staff or security personnel.

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