66 percent increase in Passenger Service in the National Airport Network: SICT

#SecretaríaDeInfraestructuraComunicacionesYTransporte.- Carlos Alfonso Morán Moguel, Undersecretary of Transportation, assured that in the 77 airports that make up the national airport network, from January to October 2021, more than 63 million passengers were served, representing an increase of almost 66 percent over the same period in 2020.

This was assured during his participation in the inauguration of the Annual Assembly of the Airports Council International of Latin America and the Caribbean (WAGA 2021), where he reported that also due to the combined effect of Internet use, online purchases have risen significantly and the volume of cargo moved grew 13.5 percent over that achieved in the first 10 months of 2019.

Representing the head of the Secretary of Infrastructure, Communications and Transportation (SICT), Civil Engineer Jorge Arganis Díaz-Leal, Undersecretary Morán Moguel commented that «looking to the future, our airports are reviewing cargo mobilization capacity to take advantage of the opportunities it means.»

The SICT official acknowledged that although some indicators are beginning to recover, there are challenges ahead for which there is no previous experience and which require innovative means with which we can find timely and resilient solutions to future events such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

Carlos Alfonso Morán indicated that the current federal administration has rehabilitated and expanded the AICM to improve its functionality and the quality of the services it offers to users; the expansion of Terminal 2 with an adjacent building with 7 contact positions that replace 10 remote positions stands out.
He also emphasized that the most strategically important airport project of the current administration is the construction of the «Felipe Ángeles» International Airport on the land formerly occupied by the Santa Lucía Military Air Base in the municipality of Zumpango, State of Mexico.

«It will have the most modern equipment and will be a facility that managed to integrate the best attributes of operational functionality in an austere construction of singular architectural beauty in whose first stage the military engineers had the support of outstanding international firms, such as Airports of Paris,» he added.

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