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AICM is Saturated Again; Net-Zero Emissions A Priority

By Alfonso Núñez | Wed, 03/09/2022 - 16:44

Spirit Airlines expanded its presence in Mexico through two new daily non-stop flights from Texas to Monterrey. Grupo OMA’s CEO Ricardo Dueñas discussed with MBN its continued response to the pandemic during the last two years.

 

Net-zero emissions flights are becoming the industry’s next priority to comply with global emission-limiting agreements. Meanwhile, the recently finished Felipe Ángeles International Airport (AIFA) hopes to alleviate Mexico City International Airport’s (AICM) continued saturation. Russian tourists have been stuck in Cancun’s international airport due to travel reservations.

 

This week in aerospace:

 

Spirit Airlines Announced Non-stop Flights to Monterey

 

Spirit Airlines will expand its Mexican destinations by offering two daily non-stop flights from the Monterrey International Airport to the Texan airports George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston and Austin-Bergstrom in Austin. The flights will be available in June 2022 through a partnership with Grupo OMA.

 

Resilience, Adaptation Key to Airport Recovery Post-Pandemic

 

Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte’s (OMA) CEO, Ricardo Dueñas, discussed the group’s continued and future recovery in passenger traffic, the Omicron variant and the sanitary measures OMA has taken to maintain passenger health and safety. As air traffic is expected to double in the next 20 years throughout the country, OMA is focusing on the future.

 

AIFA Might Alleviate AICM’s Saturation

 

AICM terminals 1 and 2 are once again saturated, leading the Interior Ministry (SEGOB) to request a rigorous analysis to make better use of the recently finished AIFA. The latter airport hopes to begin international operations 28 days after its inauguration. However, the Mexican government’s failure to publish the necessary procedures for aircraft approaches and landing procedures is a cause for worry.

 

Net-Zero Emission Flights: An Industry Priority

 

As every sector continues pushing forward sustainability efforts to comply with the Paris Agreement and limit global warming to a 1.5° C increase, net-zero emission flights are the aviation industry’s latest priority to limit carbon emissions during travel. Major planemakers Airbus and Boeing have begun incorporating new technology involving electric or hydrogen-powered flights, infrastructure efficiencies and carbon offsets and capture into their development plans.

 

Russians Stranded Abroad Face Complex Return Home

 

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues, civilians from both countries face hardships as a result around the world. About 400 Russian tourists were stranded for days in Cancun after the international conflict resulted in international flights to Moscow being cancelled even though Mexico has not closed its borders. The Mexican government is focusing its efforts on the repatriation of Mexican citizens in Ukraine.

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