Spotter From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 86 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 3 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1312 times:
A question to anyone who has flown to cancun. Was wondering if there are any good spotting areas first of all since I am a fanatic when it comes to aircraft photography, and also if there is a main terminal there, what is the airport like there in general? Will be going in 4 weeks and want as much info as possible.
TOMASKEMPNER From Mexico, joined May 2001, 389 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1172 times:
The aircraft you´ll see will be :
Lots of MX 727´s, some Fokker 100 and 320´s and one or two 757´s. AM uses DC-9´s and MD80´s (almost all series). Aviacsa´s old 737´s. Allegro 727´s.
As for larger aircraft :
BA 777 flies to CUN on Monday and Friday (noon)
AIR EUROPA 767 arrives every sunday
maybe, if you are lucky, could catch an Air Europe 777 or LTU´s 330´s.
VARIG and LAN CHILE 767´s.
AA, CO and DL fly either 737,727, MD80´s or 757´s to CUN
MEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4264 posts, RR: 34
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1131 times:
I tried to spot at CUN last May and it was extremely difficult to find a nice spot outside the secure area. If you walked to the left or right of the terminalbuilding, views were blocked by cargo areas and buildings or roads weren´t accesible. I was able to spot some planes far away when they took off.
But there are some interesting aircraft apart from the ones mentioned; it´s a base of Aerocaribe so you will see some Jetstreams, maybe their final and rare Fairchild F-27 on the Cozumel shuttle and some DC-9s. Aviacsa also brings in 727s. US carriers come with interesting equipment, like DL 764s, CO 753s, ATA Tristars. TACA flies 737s. Enjoy your trip!
nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
Chepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6176 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1094 times:
Outside the terminal you can't see anything only the planes on the left side of the main terminal, but inside of the main terminal you can get great views of arriving and departing aircraft. Go to the second floor of the main terminal cause on the 1st floor you'll just
see the landing gear of the airplanes at gate 2 and 3.
Have fun and enjoy your stay in Cancun
Olli From Mexico, joined Mar 2001, 337 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1090 times:
As well you can see other scheduled flights like US 757, 737 arriving from CLT , PIT & PHL, AS 73G from LAX, NW A320´s from MEM , DTW & MSP, TZ 757 from LAX, AC 767 & 320 from YYZ & YUL, LB 727 & CM 737 from PTY, IB 319 from MIA and a lot more.
Ghost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5197 posts, RR: 51
Reply 13, posted (12 years 3 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1041 times:
I wish I could leave in CUN for spotting, I know that in stats of year 2001 Cancun was declared the 2nd most important airport in Mex, handling around 450,000 operations... here at Mex in all the year we have around 950,000 operations 1 acft every 2 minutes... so CUN is also solicitated and just to give you and idea of the heavy traffic in the area.. also they were planning soon to build the 2nd rwy.
Hope you spend a good time.. and happy spotting!
Ricardo Morales - flyAPM - ¡No es que maneje rapido, solo estoy volando lento!
ScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (12 years 3 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1019 times:
I am goes to Cancun, Mexico with my mom and I were goes there. It was on January 28-31, 2002. So can you please write email to me about had a place good spotting as for me. I need with your helped as for me and can you could do write by the email to me at ScottysAir@aol.com and filled it up for the informations about had a good great shot with the airplanes. If you were very interested thing about I am aviation photography there and I can shooting a pictures by the airplanes. I had with my Nikon camera with me and I do longer zoom with 300mm. So anyway, I will talk with you later.