What Are the Requirements to Open a Business at AIFA?By Antonio Gozain | Wed, 03/30/2022 - 12:15
The new Felipe Ángeles International Airport (AIFA) is looking for people and companies interested in opening a business at the airport, which has occupied less than 10 percent of its retail spaces, according to media.
AIFA is looking for restaurants, fast food chains, coffee shops, fashion, clothes, and retail shops, convenience stores, banks, exchange offices, craft shops, car rental and airport complementary services, among others.
The process to select AIFA’s commercial spaces will be carried out through a contest, where the successful applicants will be those who “present the best value offer to the airport,” reported El Financiero. The base price of the monthly rent per square meter is MX$488.10 (US$24.40), "hence what you offer upwards gives you greater chances of being awarded one of the premises you want," the AIFA commercial area said to Milenio.
The surface size of commercial spaces depends on the business and area of the airport, which range from 13 m2 to 1,027 m2. Interested persons and businesses must send a letter of intent to the AIFA commercial area’s email address describing the characteristics and specifications of their business project, in addition to “an economic offer with an amount per square meter or a percentage of their income not less than 15 percent,” reported Milenio.
The letter of intent must include the company’s name and trademark, telephone and email of the person in charge, tentative date of start of operations, contact address, commercial turn and the requested space in square meters. In addition, interested people and companies must submit their Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP) registration, proof of residency and ID.
IATA, Viva Aerobus Congratulate AIFA
AIFA was inaugurated on March 21, 2022, while construction works for its access paths continue. Land routes to access the new airport remain limited, as is public transportation for passengers arriving from Mexico City. However, despite criticisms, AIFA was deemed satisfactory by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which recognized its proper development, as reported by MBN. IATA stated three pending matters for the airport: the optimization of land connectivity, the promotion of safe air travel and the improvement of air traffic control procedures in the Valley of Mexico.
Mexican carrier Viva Aerobus also praised AIFA’s for its contribution “to meet the growing demand that has been registered in recent years in the Valley of Mexico.”