This week, the Latin and Caribbean Air Transport Association’s (ALTA) praised Mexico’s aerospace infrastructure and the Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) also highlighted that Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP) has three airports on its Level 3 ‘Optimization’ phase.
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Air Transport Competitiveness Index Places Mexico at the Top
ALTA applauded the country’s superior connectivity, accessibility and air transport policies, as Mexico is making a major turn around since the COVID-19 pandemic greatly affected the industry. Air passenger traffic fell over 90 percent in Latin America and the Caribbean between March and April 2020 but Mexico’s aviation industry has made a speedy recovery.
“Among the conclusions of the competitiveness index, the three most competitive countries turned out to be Mexico, Brazil and Panama. Mexico stands out for its high level of connectivity and its air transport policy, as well as the markets that a Mexican citizen can access without the need for a Visa,” highlighted ALTA.
Airport Carbon Accreditation Recognizes Three GAP Airports
ACA recognized the Puerto Vallarta International Airport, Aguascalientes International Airport and Guanajuato International Airport for reaching its Level 3 ‘Optimization’ phase rank. There are only 11 airports in Latin America and the Caribbean with this certification.
Raúl Revuelta Musalem, General Director, GAP, highlighted the importance of the ACA certification in creating a more sustainable industry. “In the sustainability objectives for 2030, Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico prioritizes environmental measures that allow it to reduce its carbon footprint, so the ACA certification processes of the Airports Council International (ACI) are an essential tool to measure the progress of the implemented actions,” said Revuelta.
Mexico’s “Colors of Space” Wins Third Place in NASA Competition
Mexico’s “Color of Space” short film won third place at the CineSpace competition, hosted by NASA and the Houston Cinema Arts Society. “We send congratulations to Adrián Reyes, Eliana Esquivel and Ana Paulina Dávila, producers of the short film, for this victory for Mexico,” said Salvador Landeros Ayala, Director General, Mexico Aerospace Agency (AEM).
“Colors of Space” portrays pioneer women, Afro-American engineers and technical diagrams used during the preparation for outer space trips, highlighting the importance of teamwork in ensuring a successful and safe operation.