Transfer national cargo and charter flights to AIFA

Mexico City.- The airport authorities and the airlines will transfer all charter and cargo operations currently carried out at the Mexico City International Airport (AICM) to the new Felipe Ángeles airport terminal, reported the Ministry of the Interior (Segob).

In a statement, the agency indicated that this migration would be done immediately; however, he pointed out that international cargo may not be received until three months from now because the required fiscal and customs facilities are not yet available.

“National charter and cargo operations will immediately migrate from AICM to AIFA. It is estimated that in 90 days the tax and customs infrastructure will be installed to be able to receive international cargo flights from that moment on,” he said.

Until this Tuesday, the Secretariat reported on the agreements registered yesterday at the meeting led by the Secretary of the Interior, Adán Augusto López, with representatives of the airlines and other authorities.

In the case of passenger flights, he pointed out in the statement, the migration will be done in two stages, the first will start on August 15 and the second from September 15 and it is planned to exceed 100 daily operations.

“In the course of the next few days, the details of this new flight offer will be announced for the benefit of the users of this new airport,” Segob announced.

The national and international passenger transport airlines, he indicated, will maintain their respective landing and take-off schedules (slots) that they have today assigned for this 2022 summer season from and to the Mexico City International Airport (AICM).

In this way, he assured, the offer of services to passengers from said airport remains unaffected.

In the case of charter and cargo airlines that have debts, he warned, they will no longer be able to operate.

“Likewise, those airlines that today operate in the AICM and that have more than a year of airport debts, fuel, taxes and rights, among other concepts, will not be able to continue their flights and will have to migrate to another air terminal,” he said.

The Secretariat reported that new incoming flights to the AICM will no longer be authorized and an increase in operations beyond the slots assigned for the 2022 summer season will not be allowed.

“(At the meeting) the importance of redoubling efforts to recover Category 1 in the classification of the different aeronautical authorities established by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States was highlighted. This will allow national airlines to expand their offer of services to and from that country,” he said.

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