Mexico City, Mexico — The Mexico City International Airport evicted a group of taxi drivers who have used their facilities since 2020 without paying. On Monday, in retaliation of the eviction, the taxi drivers blocked the Terminal 1 roadway.
Access to Terminal 1 of the Mexico City International Airport (AICM) was blocked early Monday morning by a group of taxi drivers who had been evicted from the airport’s parking area.
According to the AICM, elements of the Marina made the eviction of the so-called “Site 300” taxi drivers who they say, had not paid rent since 2020. According to the Secretariats of Infrastructure, Communications and Transportation (SICT) and of the Navy of Mexico who made the eviction, the taxi drivers owe the airport more than 50 million peso.
They were evicted from a ‘bag zone’, a 7,000 square meter place where the taxi drivers used as a shuttle and parking lot. According to both agencies, the eviction was carried out peacefully despite the protests of taxi drivers, thus freeing up the space and recovering the space that belongs to the Benito Juárez airport.
The SICT also said that the taxi drivers did not have the corresponding permits to use the space. The eviction took place at 7:25 a.m. with the support of the AICM Legal and Commercial Affairs Directorates and naval personnel.