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AIFA Remains In the Spotlight

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Antonio Gozain By Antonio Gozain | Senior Journalist and Industry Analyst - Wed, 03/30/2022 - 15:28

One week after its inauguration, the Felipe Ángeles International Airport (AIFA) remains a hot topic within the Mexican aviation industry. The airport will have a military center for aerospace medicine, while the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and ultra-low-cost airline Viva Aerobus have praised its infrastructure.


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AIFA to Have Military Center for Aerospace Medicine

Following the example of Chile, Argentina and Brazil, the Ministry of National Defense (SEDENA) wants to build a Military Center for Aerospace Medicine at AIFA, for which it asked the Ministry of Finance for a MX$593.3 million (US$30 million) budget.

IATA, Viva Aerobus Congratulate AIFA

Despite concerns about operational safety and limited land connectivity, AIFA was deemed satisfactory by IATA, which recognized its proper development. 

IATA stated three pending matters for the airport: the optimization of land connectivity, the promotion of safe air travel and the improvement of air traffic control procedures in the Valley of Mexico. Mexican carrier Viva Aerobus also praised AIFA’s for its contribution “to meet the growing demand that has been registered in recent years in the Valley of Mexico.”

What Are the Requirements to Open a Business at AIFA?

With less than 10 percent of its retail spaces occupied, AIFA is looking for people and companies interested in opening a business at the airport. The surface size of commercial spaces ranges from 13 m2 to 1,027 m2 and the base price of the monthly rent per square meter is MX$488.10 (US$24.40).

Read the full requirements here.

Airbus Achieves First 100 Percent SAF Flight

Airbus achieved its first 100 percent Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) A380 flight, setting high and new expectations as it works to reach Net-Zero emission flights by 2050. Part of its strategy will be to increase the use of SAF combined with regular fuel until the certification of 100 percent SAF by the end of this decade.

Amadeus, Microsoft to Redefine Business Travelers’ Digital Workplace

Amadeus, in partnership with Microsoft, introduced Cytric Easy, the online booking and expense management tool that is now embedded in Microsoft 365, reported Business Travel News.

Through the app, users are able to plan trips and share travel details with colleagues using Microsoft Outlook or Microsoft Teams. In addition, booking business travel will be faster and easier.

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Do not miss this week’s interviews!

  • Harmonizing Latin America’s Growing Tourism Industry, with José Botelho, Executive Director and CEO, ALTA
  • Policies Necessary for Aviation’s Recovery, with Filipe Pereira dos Reis, Regional Director Airport, Passenger, Cargo and Security in the Americas, IATA
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