There are big announcements are coming out of Mexico’s airports.
The Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City has just put in sleeping pods where travelers can rest for a few hours or even overnight.
There are 40 IZzzsleep Capsules complete with a bed, air and lighting controls, UBS ports for charging devices, Wi-Fi, and flatscreen TV. Rooms also have access to a private bathroom with a shower.
Capsules can be rented for 104 pesos an hour (around $5 US) or 605 pesos per night ($34 US) plus VAT and a three percent tax per room. This cost includes the use of the bathroom, locker, and a shower with towels.
Pods are located in Terminal One of the airport and there are plans to expand to 60 pods in Terminal Two. They were built from a five million peso investment from private businessmen and are modeled after the popular capsule hotels in Japan. According to a press release, the same businessmen say they plan to expand the pod hotel to Guadalajara, Monterrey, Tijuana, and Cancun airports.
Over at the Cancun International Airport, Terminal Four is being prepped to open as Terminal One begins to close.
The transition is expected to begin in October as Terminal One begins to close. It is expected to take between two and three months in each area, with the total time estimated between six months and a year. Terminal Four, however, is expected to be operational between October and December.
As of right now, Terminal One is being evaluated to see what can be done with the existing infrastructure.
Once finished, the new terminal will accommodate both domestic and international flights with a capacity of approximately nine million passengers a year.