8 out of 10 in survey oppose replacing Merida airport

Opposition nears 90% in Quintana Roo

Nearly eight in 10 surveyed want the Merida airport to stay where it is. Photo: File
Nearly eight in 10 surveyed want the Merida airport to stay where it is. Photo: File

Merida, Yucatan — Nearly eight out of 10 surveyed oppose replacing the Merida International Airport with a new one, according to Diario de Yucatan.

The online survey was held by Diario’s parent company, Megamedia.

The possible change of venue at the Merida airport was floated last week by Rogelio Jiménez Pons, head of the National Fund for Tourism Promotion (Fonatur). Under consideration is relocation of the air terminal to the south, linking it with the Mayan Train.

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The idea took business leaders off guard.

The survey consisted of this yes-or-no question: Do you consider it necessary to change the location of the Merida airport?

Of the respondents, 79% considered the change unnecessary while 21% liked the idea.

Megamedia posted the survey in all its news sites. Readers of MegaNews in Quintana Roo registered the most opposition at 89%. La i in Campeche were 83.5% against the plan, Merida-based Diario was 78% opposed and 77% of ¡Al chile! readers did not want the terminal to be relocated.

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