On May 20th, the Mexican Communications and Transport Secretariat declined all the technical offers for the construction of the Riviera Maya Airport (Tulum Airport). At least 5 consortia of Mexican and multinational groups where bidding to build and operate the Mayan Riviera Airport. The airport was expected to start operating in 2014.
The Mexican Government has not yet commented on the results, however lobby from ASUR – the Cancun airport operators (a neighbor airport enjoying the monopoly on the Yucatan Peninsula best resorts) is assumed to have used a substantial lobby against the project.
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