Cozumel International Airport (CZM)
History, Facts and Overview
Although the original Second World War airport was rather outdated for many years, it was more than capable of handling large jet planes and continued to be used until it was replaced in the late seventies, by the much larger Cozumel Airport of today.
This immediately had a major impact on Cozumel's tourism industry and visitors soon flocked to the island in their droves. Many years later in 1999, the passenger terminal at Cozumel International Airport (CZM) was both modernised and extended over a three-year period and today features separate international and domestic flight areas, along with a total of eight boarding gates and many modern amenities.
At Cozumel International Airport, financial services are provided by American Express and BANAMEX, while passengers seeking relaxation and refreshment will find a small, but good selection of eateries, such as Grab & Go and Colombian Coffee.
A number of shops are also on hand at the 'Airshop' shopping mall, including Aldeasa Duty Free and various duty-paid outlets, where colourful Mexican souvenirs await. Onsite, the Presidente InterContinental Cozumel hotels provides significant business and conference facilities.