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Lopez Obrador denies decree to use Mexico’s new airport

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Lopez Obrador denies decree to use Mexico’s new airport

Mexico City, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The President of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, denied today there is a decree to force national and foreign airlines to use the new Felipe Angeles International Airport (AIFA).

The information was given by the President in his morning press conference at the National Palace where he gave the floor to his Secretary of Government, Adan Augusto Lopez.

The official gave details of the reordering of flights and the risk of an accident that occurred due to air traffic controllers’ malpractice in one of the terminals of the Benito Juarez airport.

He informed that it is false to have issued a decree forcing airlines to fly from AIFA and clarified that yesterday, Tuesday, the federal government and commercial aviation companies reached agreements on domestic cargo and charter flights that will migrate their operations to Santa Lucia in six months.

He indicated that airlines that owe each other for airport use fees and leases at the Mexico City International Airport will cease operations, in addition to the fact that no unscheduled flights will be allowed, a measure that went into effect yesterday after the near-accident.

This last event was due to a landing order from the controllers to an aircraft at the moment when another one was performing takeoff maneuvers on the same runway. Fortunately, the crew of the descending aircraft realized this and, a few meters from touchdown, took off again and flew over the aircraft on the ground.

In the conference it was explained that there is a presidential agreement between the airlines Aeromexico, Volaris and Viva Aerobus. Aeromexico informed that by October of this year it will have 30 daily flights from the Felipe Angeles Airport.


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