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User currently offlineCun757 From Mexico, joined May 2004, 202 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3990 times:

Hi. After 8 days without electricity and all services thanks good I have now... The experience of Wilma was crazy and we are here and recovering of all...
Cancun its a disaster, the airport looks terrible, control tower goes down, FOB its destroyed and the terminal 1 the one for charters also...
Many new constructions on the airport was destroyed, but now after hard work its going back... The operations start to be normal and there was allot of planes come to rescue tourist and people from all the world... The operations after the hurricane was increible without communications and radar...
Well Cancun is recovering now and hope the airport to... By the way does any one knows which special flights came to CUN after the hurricane...?


757 forever
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User currently offlineModernArt From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3946 times:

Do you have any photos of the airport to post? I was supposed to go down there this week but the trip was canceled.

User currently offlineMariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 25688 posts, RR: 85
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3858 times:
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The ASUR report - click on the one dated 31 October, it's a .pdf.:

http://www.asur.com.mx/asur/ingles/prensa/prensa.asp

Basically, it says that some commerical flights have resumed. They do not yet know when the airport will be fully back to normal.

cheers

mariner



aeternum nauta
User currently offlineAACUN From Mexico, joined Jan 2004, 562 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3806 times:
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Ill be on an AA Miami flight on the 2nd, and if all goes as planned it will be my first flight on the 737-800 with winglets...... I hope there isnt a change in the rotation of the airplane.......... Airport ticket counter is operational and flight check in is taking place at the airport already.

User currently offlineN405MX From Mexico, joined May 2004, 1378 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3732 times:

Acording to NOTAM CUN is closed to normal operations, the only flights operating are from the army, navy and rescue flights, MX is sending flights with help and food with the 8XXX flight numbers, QA has flights cancelled, and also night flights are restricted; hopefully for November 5 CUN will get normal operations.

Cheers



Life is what happens when you have other plans.....
User currently offlineAACUN From Mexico, joined Jan 2004, 562 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3689 times:
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American has regular flights going already...... I know Mexicana does as well, and Im sure there others.....

User currently offlinePSAjet17 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 341 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3651 times:

Quoting Cun757 (Thread starter):
Well Cancun is recovering now and hope the airport to... By the way does any one knows which special flights came to CUN after the hurricane...?

US Airways/America West ran two flights last Thursday, one from Charlotte and one from Phoenix. They carried water, food and other supplies to Cancun and returned with stranded passengers. It was reported that they would do the same thing on Friday, but I did not see any local press coverage.


User currently offlineJuventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3580 times:

Did you say the rebuilding process is going well at the airport? I hope it is.....

User currently offlineN405MX From Mexico, joined May 2004, 1378 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3543 times:

Just read on www.elnorte.com, CUN is already open, as for rescue flights, MX send a flight MEX-MID-CUN-ATL-MEX and CUN-ATL-MEX, also rescue fligts to CZM for passengers and bring food and watter to CUN.

Cheers



Life is what happens when you have other plans.....
User currently offlineJuventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3435 times:

They are saying 80%-90% of the hotels will operating by Dec. 15th., Do you guys think this is an accurate assesment?

User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3416 times:

I think CUN well has the resources to pull it off. Needless to say, that the CUN/CZM area is very important to the nation's economy so alot of attention will but put into rebuilding. What a pity this had to happen though, these hurricanes cause quite the havoc this year.


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User currently offlineAACUN From Mexico, joined Jan 2004, 562 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3409 times:
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I ve been down here for 11 years, and I must say one thing. I went out to look at the city the morning after Wilma passed thru and it really looked like a bomb had gone off. The hotel zone was preety banged up. But I´m so impressed with the way the city is being re build. The pace is extremely fast. Everyday I find more and more shops and institutions that have re opened. 2 days ago 5000 hotel room in the hotel zone alone were already ready for guests. We had electricity 2 days after the storm and water soon after(my mom in Miami says shes been out of electricity for 6 days and they have no idea when its coming back) So It is a possibility that by the 15th of december you may have 75% of the hotel rooms ready. Plans call for the total redoing of the hotel zone... It should be coming out a lot nicer that it used to be!!!! However, there are some hotels that probably will have to be demolished and re built. So those will take a couple of years.......American has cut its schedule though. Only 3 flights to DFW 2 to Miami and one to ORD with the december schedule change.......... I think that may be changing as the hotels reopen for business.

User currently offlineBicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3387 times:

After sending charters down to fly out stranded passengers, United has cancelled all Cancun flights until mid-December. They don't expect tourist traffic to get back to normal until then.

User currently offlineJuventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3364 times:

Quoting AACUN (Reply 11):
Plans call for the total redoing of the hotel zone... It should be coming out a lot nicer that it used to be!!!

That's the only positive thing that hurricanes bring, 'redoing'. After the devastion, comes the remodeling. Places usually look a lot nicer afterwards, but in the mean time, many people loose their jobs. I've read on several websites that the reconstruction of Cancun and Cozumel is going at full speed.


User currently offlineTraindriver From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3275 times:

Cun757, Good to hear that you're safe. Over here in Central
Fla. we didn't do bad. However, down south they got a butt
kicking, but nothing like you guys got. I wish you and every
body in you area a speedy recovery.


User currently offlineCun757 From Mexico, joined May 2004, 202 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3108 times:

Thanks Traindriver...
Yes we are OK and also we are recovering fast, its increible to see all after 1 week and its running good, the army and navy do a great job, helping people and cleaning the city, there are great people, and also the electricity came very fast, there are more of 2200 people working for the electricity...
Today I went to see the airport, the main radar didn't work, the tower still there and looks normal, its to many damage on the FOB and the charter area... Hope CUN its ready for December to receive all our nice tourist...



757 forever
User currently offlineFly727 From Mexico, joined Jul 2003, 1789 posts, RR: 19
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3083 times:

Cancun's people is extraordinary. My family, which entirely live there, have described me with details how amazing the rebuilding process is. I haven't visited them in almost 20 days and won't be able to do it for at least other 10 or 15 but I know they are doing fine. Rest assured that Cancun's comeback will be great.

Hope AACUN, Cun757 and all .netters from there are okay.

RM  Smile



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User currently offlineSCCutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5614 posts, RR: 28
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3046 times:

Crushed to hear of these problems at Cancun, I have had many pleasant visits to Q.Roo.

I have a good friend whose niece was stranded in Cancun by the hurricane; she made her way to Merida, and my friend flew to Merida from Dallas to pick her up.

Long trip across the gulf, Merida to Houston (HOU) in a Bonanza, all at night!

He was impressed and gratified at the strong assistance and cooperation he encountered from the Mexican officials at all levels in putting together his flight.



...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
User currently offlineAACUN From Mexico, joined Jan 2004, 562 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3015 times:
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Fly727,
Thanks for the well wishes...... Cancun esta de pie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


User currently offlineAdriaticus From Mexico, joined May 2004, 1140 posts, RR: 18
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3008 times:

Quoting Cun757 (Thread starter):
does any one knows which special flights came to CUN after the hurricane...?

FedEx sent a relief flight on Saturday 10/29. It departed from Toluca (TLC) with 138,000 Lbs (106,100 Lbs w/o tares) of relief material donated by the Mexican Red Cross and Fundación Azteca. Equipment used was DC10-30F.

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User currently offlineCivilav From Mexico, joined Oct 2004, 391 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2909 times:

Cancun is alive and kicking !!

As a foreigner living in Cancún (where I run a travel agency - mostly with export business, not receiving tourists), I must say I am very much impressed and delighted at the speed and dedication with which the Mexican authorities and utilities in general have put this place back in business.

No joke, the day after Wilma you would think Baghdad was Cannes compared to the horrible destruction and devastation that engulfed this proud city. Barely 10 days after, not only is almost the entire town with electricity and running water (plus internet... !) but the airport, badly hit including its control tower, has not only electricity but its avionics and communications systems are running accordingly. Night operations were restarted last night and it is expected that, by the weekend, 50% of normal pre-Wilma regular flight operations will be performed. The charter terminal is, however, out of business for the time being as is 95% of the all-inclusive package holiday which kept the airport so lively.

My words of praise and commendation to this generous nation and its great people !


User currently offlineCun757 From Mexico, joined May 2004, 202 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2812 times:

Quoting Civilav (Reply 20):
My words of praise and commendation to this generous nation and its great people !

Thank you very much Civilav, and I speak for all the people that we live in CUN a friend in ASUR toll me that the airport will be perfect in two Weeks, lets wait and see and hope all the charters and packages came this next high season... And for all Anets... your welcome again in CUN...  cheerful 



757 forever
User currently offlineLatinplane From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2738 posts, RR: 14
Reply 22, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2742 times:

Quoting Civilav (Reply 20):
My words of praise and commendation to this generous nation and its great people !

Not to dampen the the mood, but I hope those people in Chiapas feel the same way too.


 Smile LatinPlane


User currently offlineSkibum9 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1229 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2661 times:

Quoting SCCutler (Reply 17):
Long trip across the gulf, Merida to Houston (HOU) in a Bonanza, all at night!

It is a great thing your friend did, but probably not the smartest thing, crossing the Gulf at night with a single rubber band.



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