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A Stronger July for Mexico

By Jorge Ramos Zwanziger | Thu, 08/05/2021 - 21:39

This week, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) explained that passenger demand experienced a slight improvement in June 2021 but remains below pre-pandemic levels. In Mexico, Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP) posted higher passenger traffic and revenues, while Felipe Ángeles International Airport (AIFA) is only eight months away from its scheduled inauguration.


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Cybersecurity Essential to Aerospace SMEs: Adolfo Romero, CEO of Grupo Tecporio & CitiCERN App

Romero highlighted the importance of cybersecurity in the aerospace sector. As technology keeps advancing at an accelerated pace, cyberattacks keep increasing and sectors must implement the necessary solutions to be ready for any attack. This makes the implementation of these technologies in the aerospace sector even more important. Romero addresses the new changes airports must undergo to successfully embrace digital tools in Mexico. Read more here!

GAP Reports Better Traffic in 1H2021, Still Below 2019’s Levels

Recently the Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP) published its 1H2021 report where it showed that passenger traffic has been recovering. The airport group reported positive numbers from its airports in Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos and Tijuana, which experienced a considerable increase in traffic. Others airports, such as Guanajuato, Guadalajara and Hermosillo, saw instead a rather dramatic decrease in traffic. Revenue is better for the group, however, which plans to keep focusing on ways to preserve liquidity. Read more here

Disappointing June for Global Air Demand

Passenger demand experienced a slight improvement in June 2021 for both domestic and international travel, explained the International Air Transport Association (IATA). However, traffic is very much at pre-pandemic levels, particularly due to international travel restrictions. Globally, “total demand for air travel in June 2021, measured in revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs), was down 60.1 percent compared to June 2019.” There has been a recovery in the sector in terms of demand, “international passenger demand in June was 80.9 percent below June 2019,” which sounds dramatically low. The association points that the poor recovery is linked to government inaction. Read more here!

Only Eight Months Until AIFA Opens

The long-awaited airport is only months away from its scheduled inauguration but experts are concerned that the information necessary to plan operations from this terminal has been unavailable to them. Furthermore, there have been different injunctions against the airspace redesign that the airport could entail, as some have deemed it risky. According to the Commercial Vice President of Jet Link International, this kind of information should be available far in advance, way before the project is to be inaugurated. Poor implementation of necessary operative measures once the airport is inaugurated could lead to negative effects. Read them here.

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Jorge Ramos Zwanziger Jorge Ramos Zwanziger Junior Journalist and Industry Analyst