Monterrey airport will be an alternative to CDMX AICM



The North Center Airport Group (Oma) will seek to position the Monterrey airport as a ‘hub’ in light of the saturation of the Mexico City airport, which has been operating at its highest level for a decade.

“What we are looking for is to position the Monterrey airport as an alternative; the government has been clear in seeking a process of decentralization of traffic, that is why we are betting. We want to make Monterrey the most important ‘hub’ in the country, or one of the most important”, said Ricardo Dueñas, general director of the airport group.

In a press conference, the general director of Oma indicated that the Monterrey airport has competitive advantages due to its proximity to the United States, the main source market for tourists to Mexico during the last year.

Dueñas explained that Oma’s investment is aimed at turning the Monterrey airport into the most important in the country. In that sense, the company will inaugurate a new ‘wing’ in the airport dedicated to low-cost airlines, which have had a faster recovery than full-service lines.

According to the director of the company, the ‘low-cost’ airlines represent three-quarters of the total traffic of the airport operator. The new infrastructure at the Monterrey airport will allow Oma to increase its capacity to serve flights by 50 percent.

The Monterrey airport will have, after a decade, a connection with Europe through the flight to Madrid, which will begin to be operated by Aeroméxico in December.

In addition, two US airlines -Spirit and Frontier- will start flying from Monterrey to connect with Las Vegas, Houston, and Austin, Texas.

Dueñas added that, towards the end of the year, they expect to have a full recovery of pre-pandemic traffic levels, however, he said that they have had a slower reactivation than other groups due to the component of business travelers, the most important for the company. airport.

For the following years, Oma has a Master Development Plan that contemplates investments of 12 billion pesos in five years, in addition to planning to reduce carbon emissions by 58 percent by 2025.


Monterrey Daily Post