AIFA Encounters Significant Land Connectivity ProblemsBy Cas Biekmann | Thu, 10/14/2021 - 17:36
News surrounding the Felipe Angeles International Airport (AIFA) take center stage, as the airport encounters land connectivity issues and Aeromar considers setting up shop there. In other news, President López Obrador met with Safran executives. Read more in this week’s roundup!
Officials from AIFA reported important construction progress as several aerospace companies validate the airport. However, experts worry that land connectivity is still a major issue, as fares and costs are extremely high for the average passenger due to the long distance and lack of infrastructure between the airport and Mexico City.
Volaris continues to take over the aerospace market in Mexico in 2021 and is ready to take over other markets by competing head-to-head with bus companies that cater millions of passengers across the country. The company published a report regarding the increase in passenger capacity compared to 2019, representing a 22 percent growth.
President López Obrador has met with directors of the French Aerospace giant Safran. The French multinational, applauded by the president for providing just employment for around 9,000 Mexicans, is exploring to construct another factory in the north of Mexico.
The Plenary of the National Institute of Transparency, Access to Information and Protection of Personal Data (INAI) clarified that the visit of its directors to the works of the new AIFA airport occurred at the invitation of the Ministry of National Defense (SEDENA), reported El Universal.
To prevent Aeromar from going out of business as a result of a lack of capital and a continuing labor conflict, the airline's pilots have raised the possibility of flying from the Santa Lucia airport, according to El Financiero.