Tourist Flows Grow 124 Percent at AICMBy Emilio Aristegui | Wed, 06/01/2022 - 20:15
The Puebla government is seeking to grow investment at its international airport, as AICM reports growth of 124 percent in tourist flows.
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Puebla’s International Airport is seeking to expand its commercial and cargo operations, because of Mexico City’s airspace reconfiguration. The main objective of Puebla’s government is to promote economic growth.
Puebla’s National Chamber of the Transformation Industry (CANACINTRA) reached out to the Mexican federal government in an effort to provide greater support to the Hermanos Serdán Airport by attracting more domestic and foreign flights. CANACINTRA also asked to consolidate a cargo zone that could propel the automotive, pharmaceutical, food and textile industries. Luis Espinosa Rueda, President, CANACINTRA Puebla, highlighted the need to end the underutilization of the airport, which instead should be used as a source of economic growth for Puebla's industries.
Airline schedules, cancellations, passenger flows and airport connectivity are vital to boost the recovery of Mexico’s aviation industry. The country continues to increase its national and international passenger traffic, which raises several concerns regarding the adequate recovery of the country’s industry.
In Latin America, numbers show that half of the ten largest countries in the region are growing in passenger traffic, with capacity now well above May 2019’s levels. However, traffic in North America is still behind. Between January and April 2022, AICM saw 6.79 million international tourists, representing an increase of 124.2 percent compared to the same period in 2021.
“For IFALPA and the world’s aeronautical industry, operational safety is not negotiable and should not be influenced by political agendas", reads a letter sent by the federation to Adan Augusto Lopez Hernandez, Minister of the Interior.