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President says saturation of AICM to decrease with voluntary move of other airlines

Mexico City, Mexico — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador reported that flights at the Felipe Ángeles International Airport (AIFA) have increased thanks to the voluntary transfer of airlines.

He says as a result of this, the saturation at the Mexico City International Airport (AICM) will decrease.

“A number of passenger flights have already been defined at the Mexico City Airport, because there were too many operations, it was saturated. That is being applied to all lines and they are voluntarily moving to Felipe Ángeles Airport,” he reported Wednesday morning.

He also said that AIFA is ready to receive all cargo flights after the agreement reached with companies.

“I told them on one occasion that it was going to be through an agreement and it has already been achieved. (…) all the customs offices and first-class warehouses are already prepared because it is a first-class airport,” he said.

AMLO said that in the coming weeks, he will attend the start of operations of DHL at AIFA. It is the first company to move its cargo flights to the new airport in the State of Mexico.

“The third week of February the first plane will arrive and the managers will come. I will also be there as a recognition of the confidence in the country, in the Ministry of Defense and in the government of the Republic,” he added.

The president celebrated the advances in the AICM from the administration by the Secretary of the Navy, which guarantees better operation and surveillance in the facilities in order to provide a quality service to users.

“If you have noticed, there are few complaints. There were many delays, queues. All this has been addressed, the service is improving and it will continue,” he said.

He stressed that the Government of Mexico continues to work to recover its category 1 air safety status throughout the country.