AICM runs out of resources for maintenance; TUA goes to Texcoco – El Sol de México

He Mexico City International Airport (AICM) lacks resources to maintain its infrastructure, which threatens the growth of the country’s main airfield, warned the president of the National Chamber of Air Transport (Canaero), Diana Olivares.

The lack of these resources is mainly due to the fact that all the money that enters the capital terminal for Airport Use Fee (TUA) is intended to pay the debt for the cancellation of the Texcoco terminal, at the beginning of this six-year term, the board said in an interview with The Sun of Mexico.

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The TUA is he payment that airports require from airline companies for the use of their facilities and that, in the case of commercial airlines, represents more than half of the cost of the ticket that a user pays, said the president of Canaero.

The government of Enrique Pena Nieto committed to paying all of these resources for the financing of what would be the New Mexico International Airport (NAIM), project that It was built in TexcocoState of Mexico and which was canceled by the current administration, which assumed the debt for more than four thousand 200 million dollars, with the collection of the TUA.

Olivares pointed out that The industry is in talks with the federal government to return the slots that were cut in the AICM this year, this once the terminal has been remodeled and has the capacity to receive more passengers.

In January, the AICM It cut its operations per hour from 52 to 43, due to the saturation it had. However, Olive Groves He trusted that the measure is temporary and that some of these flights can be recovered next year due to the increase in demand, for which, he said, the remodeling of the capital terminal is necessary.

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About him Metropolitan Airport System (SAM)the president of Canaero He pointed out some flaws in its implementation. In addition to the lack of maintenance in the AICMsaid that he Felipe Ángeles International Airport (AIFA) still lacks connectivity to reach it, while the Toluca terminal does not have enough flights.

In that sense, he said that given the change of administration, the Canaero is already in contact with the teams of the candidates for the Presidency of the Republic to work on a document that integrates relevant points such as a aeronautical policy.

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