Mexico City Airport, laks impact plan

Nuevo Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de México

Mexico City’s International Airport move to a new location will significantly impact the capital’s economy. Representative Rafael Hernández Soriano, president of the monitoring special commission for the construction works of the new terminal, noted current airport job is key for the local economy. It represents incomes up to 2% of the city’s GDP, and at the same time it creates more than 430,000 employments, direct and indirect.

As well, he recognized there is no discussion about the need of a new airport. However, he highlighted the lack of a plan to mitigate the economic impact caused by that change. Also, it is needed to set what is going to be done with the 746 hectares to be emptied. Representative Jesús Zambrano Grijalva requested to prevent backward movements, talking about the voices still stuck to old visions and ideas located far away of the needs of the country.

By: Staff Energy & Commerce

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Mexican government officials announced the suspension of works on Thursday, January 3, 2019, to build another airport in an air base. The site selection was carried out based on technical and feasibility studies conducted, among others, by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO); International Air Transport Association (IATA), Arup, the corporation MITRE; the National Polytechnic Institute, the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon and the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

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