Reactivating the Industry Still a Priority
This week, MBN Expert Contributor Carlos Robles, Vice President of the Central Region of FEMIA, explains the role the aerospace sector plays in the new world of logistics as COVID-19 changed the game for players globally. Santa Lucia’s new runway also grabbed the spotlight. Studies begin for the New Tulum Airport, which will have a major impact on the development of the southeastern region of Mexico as it will connect to the Mayan Train. Mexico’s airlines are in debt but aviation associations are introducing recovery measures. In international news, the US sees its lowest demand for flights since 1984, while a French airline reports an over 50 percent income loss.
This and more in your weekly aerospace roundup!
The Role of Planes in the New World of Logistics – Carlos Robles, Vice President of the Central Region Mexican Federation of Aerospace Industries (FEMIA)
Robles explained the impact the pandemic has had on the logistics sector globally, especially in light of the rise of e-commerce and the complications in land travel. Aircraft are a useful tool thanks to their quick response capacity but commercial airlines’ financial problems keep growing. Robles analyzed possible solutions to the growing demand for more air logistics routes in a world where e-commerce needs faster solutions here.
Conflicting Reports Concerning Santa Lucia’s Runway
The first runway for the Felipe Ángeles International Airport located in Santa Lucia has been inaugurated. However, there have been conflicting media coverage surrounding the validity of the airport’s construction progress. Are the reports valid or is everything, quoting local legislator Jorge Triana, just a big “circus?” Find out here!
Aviation Associations Introduce Recovery Measures
With 2020 being the worst year in the history of aviation, breathing life back into the sector is a priority for airline associations. Although traffic is picking up and countries are relaxing their borders, lockdowns are still in place and associations have gotten together to create a road towards recovery. Read more here.
Many Mexican airlines are reporting concerningly low revenue and measures taken by the US and Canadian governments are making things worse for the sector. Find out which airlines have fared better than others here.
Aviation and Tourism Organizations Work Toward Recovery
Mexico’s Ministry of Tourism (SECTUR) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have joined forces to implement measures for the reactivation of two suffering industries. Read more here!
Studies Begin for the New Tulum Airport
The new Tulum Airport is starting pre-feasibility studies to analyze the economic and financial viability of the project. This is only one of the administration’s many projects to reactivate the economy of the southeast of Mexico. Read more here!
US Airline Passenger Traffic at Its Lowest Since 1984
Plunging demand for flights globally has affected the western giant, with air traffic falling 60.1 percent in 2020.
Air France Income Falls 60.3 Percent
Government restrictions and the COVID-19 crisis took a toll on Frech airlines. Air France reported 67.3 percent less passengers in 2020 year-on-year.