MEXICO CITY (March 19, 2022) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday, March 18th, that U.S. airline company Delta is analyzing whether to fly to and from a new airport serving Mexico City.
The newly constructed airport north of Mexico’s capital, which is due to open later this month, is one of Lopez Obrador’s signature infrastructure projects.
On March 21, the three runways at the General Felipe Ángeles Airport will begin to operate, after a two-year, 10-month construction project.
The infrastructure will be opened at the end of March. The AIFA will be able to handle 61 operations an hour, roughly one per minute.
In early February, workers were still putting up the passenger terminal and building the pathways to get there. Others were laying down the ground markings on the runway.
The visibility was poor, but the main elements of AIFA could be seen: a control tower, two runways for civilian flights and one for military operations, a terminal, a hotel, a parking station, a loading station, and fuel tanks. Next to the facility is the Santa Lucía Air Force Base.