Felipe Angeles International Airport: Santa Lucia airport has already made 55% completion progress

25/03/2021

The Felipe Angeles International Airport (AIFA), which has construction progress of 55%, "higher" than expected", will help a greater number of Mexicans, from different social groups, to fly because of its low operating costs and being free of public debt will allow it, said Brigadier General Gustavo Vallejo, the construction engineer.

"Fulfilling the mission is not only about building the airport and relocating military facilities, but it is also much more than that: it is about providing one of the most modern airports in the world, which guarantees security, warmth and economy," he said.

The military officer participated in the first day of the Tianguis Turístico Digital, where he made a public presentation of the terminal to members of the sector and said that the current global health emergency has stopped the flow of passengers, but it will soon grow again and Mexico will also be ready to be a cargo logistics platform in the region.

AIFA is currently scheduled to begin operations on March 21, 2022, with sufficient capacity to serve 20 million passengers in 119,000 operations annually. 

In the cargo segment, 7,800 operations are expected to be carried out at the beginning. Speaking about the progress in the execution of resources, he said that the financial progress is 52% of a total budget of 75,000 million pesos.

Felipe Angeles Airport, the Mexican Plaza

Among the attractions that have already been announced for the new airport are the thematic bathrooms of different cultures in the terminal building, which will have 32 contact positions and 16 remote ones, 100 check-in counters and the creation of a mammoth museum and a museum of military aviation.

As part of the novelties, Vallejo pointed out: the building has more than 25,000 m2 of commercial areas for restaurants, stores and businesses that will allow for economic and profitable development.

At the top, a "great Mexican plaza" is planned to be installed where different social activities will be held in the local cultural environment and passengers will be able to watch the take-off and landing operations as an additional attraction.

By Mexicanist