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Mexico City International capped and can no longer receive additional operations

Mexico City, Mexico — On Tuesday, the Mexico City International Airport was capped as to the number of flights it can receive. The Government of Mexico says the country’s busiest airport will no longer be authorized to receive new flights or additional operations.

The airport was capped due to ongoing security concerns at the AICM. The government says the airport will be allowed to operate the landing and take-off times already scheduled for the summer season, but will not be authorized to increase operations.

“As of this moment, no new incoming flights to the AICM will be authorized and an increase in operations will not be allowed beyond the slots assigned for the 2022 summer season,” the Ministry of the Interior said in a statement.

“In this way, the offer of services to passengers from said airport remains unaffected,” they said adding that airlines operating out of the AICM with more than a year’s worth of tax, fuel or duty debt, will have to move.

Meetings held between Mexican government officials and directors of Aeroméxico, Volaris and Viva Aerobús Monday agreed that they will immediately begin operating their national charter and cargo operations out of the San Lucia Felipe Ángeles International Airport (AIFA).

“It is estimated that in 90 days, the tax and customs infrastructure will be installed to be able to receive international cargo flights from that moment on,” the Ministry of the Interior said referring to the AIFA. Their goal is to increase AIFA flights to 100 per day.

“The plan is to reach 100 daily operations starting the first stage on August 15, and the second on September 15. In the course of the next few days, details of these new flights will be announced,” the agency said.