IATA to help build new Mexico City airport
The IATA and Mexico’s Ministry of Communications and Transportation signed an MOU in which IATA will provide technical and operational assistance for the design and construction of Mexico City’s new airport.
June 8, 2015
By Denice Cabel
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Mexico’s Ministry of Communications and Transportation signed an MOU in which IATA will provide technical and operational assistance for the design and construction of Mexico City’s new airport. The agreement also encompasses IATA offering technical and professional advice for the current Mexico City airport to ensure it continues to operate efficiently until the new facility is completed around 2020.
Tony Tyler, IATA’s director general and CEO, said: “The MOU further strengthens the already strong ties between IATA and air transport in Mexico. We are proud of a partnership that will help make sure the future Mexico City airport meets the needs of the growing flying public and is a facility that is comfortable, efficient, and cost-effective both for air travelers and airlines.”
Gilberto López Meyer, director general of Mexico’s General Directorate of Civil Aviation, said: “The MOU will allow the Mexican government to understand and adopt global best practices in the design of large-scale hub airports, just what we are looking to achieve with the new Mexico City airport. Additionally, IATA’s experience analyzing the management of slots will improve the process and align it with global best practices and be very helpful ahead of the increased air traffic in the country.”