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Earlier this month, ASUR, the company that runs Cozumel airport, said it will invest $28 million in the island's international terminal between now and 2028.

In an exclusive interview with This is Cozumel, the airport's director, Armando Gamboa, said the money would be used to maintain and further improve the terminal and that more details will be released in due course.

Cozumel airport
Cozumel airport.

The announcement was made as part of ASUR's "Master Development Plan" for all nine of its airports in the south-east of Mexico, which they said was recently approved by Mexico's Ministry for Communications and Transport.

Some $240,000 was already invested in improvements at the terminal in 2013, including remodeling passenger arrival and departure areas, a new facade and an extended walkway roof to protect passengers from the sun and rain.

Cozumel airport facade
New facade and signage at the front of the airport building.

International passenger numbers at the airport have also increased significantly over the last couple of months and a new direct route between Cozumel and Miami was launched last December.

Cozumel airport walkway
The walkway roof was extended in 2013 to protect passengers from the sun and rain.

ASUR is a New York Stock Exchange listed Mexican company that runs the airports of Cozumel, Cancun, Merida, Villahermosa, Oaxaca, Veracruz, Huatulco, Tapachula and Minatitlan in the southeast of Mexico. They also own a 50% stake in the company that operates Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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