More Flights, Space Projects Coming to MexicoBy Jorge Ramos Zwanziger | Thu, 04/15/2021 - 18:01
This week, top MBN contributor Carlos Robles, Vice President of the Central Region at FEMIA, discusses the future of the space industry in Mexico and the world. American Airlines is launching its 27th route between the US and Mexico and Avianca is creating a route connecting Medellin, Colombia, with Cancun.
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Two Fairy Tales of New Space: Carlos Robles, Vice President of the Central Region at FEMIA
Robles explains accomplishments of space industries all over the globe, from putting satellites into orbit to the creation of space shuttles and other achievements throughout the 20th century. He explains we are at the beginning of a second era that is slowly becoming a reality thanks to economic incentives from numerous countries and technological creations that defy expectations. Robles also delves into the possible role Mexico could play in this scenario. Read more here!
American Airlines launched its 27th route to Mexico, which connects Phoenix, Arizona, to Culiacan, Sinaloa. The airline now operates 685 flights per week between Mexico and the US. By the summer of 2021, American Airlines hopes to recover 90 percent of its total capacity for domestic flights and 80 percent of its capacity for international flights.
Starting in June 2021, Avianca will perform three weekly flights between both cities betting on strengthening its connectivity and international presence. According to A21, Mexico and Ecuador are two countries in Latin America that have best been able to recover in terms of air demand and capacity, with Colombia being the third.
The American company has partnered with other global firms to create an “Eco-Skies Alliance” and produce low-carbon, sustainable aviation fuel derived from trash. According to Reuters, air transport is responsible for 2 percent to 3 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions but environmental groups believe the percentages are much higher. For that reason, greener fuels are vital to both the sector’s longevity and the environment.