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Qatar Airways latest to express interest in new AIFA

Mexico City, Mexico — Qatar Airways has expressed interest in flying out of Mexico’s new Aeropuerto Internacional Felipe Ángeles (AIFA). On Tuesday, the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Marcelo Ebrard made the announcement.

Ebrard said that during his recent work trip to Saudi Arabia, the airline’s CEO inquired about flying in and out of the country’s newest airport. For this reason, he said, negotiations with Qatar Airways will begin this week, which will see the airline operate out of the AIFA.

“Qatar Airways told us through the voice of the CEO of Qatar that they want to fly to Felipe Angeles Airport, therefore this week, we will begin negotiations with them, one of the largest airlines in the world,” Ebrard said Tuesday morning during a press conference.

Ebrard said that he visited Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, where, he explained, three of the largest sovereign wealth funds in the world are located. He made the recent visits to attract investments to Mexico.