DHL at AIFA: air cargo operations
At 11:00 a.m. this Tuesday, DHL landed a cargo plane at Felipe Angeles International Airport (AIFA), the first regular cargo flight there.
Mexico has 78 airports, 65 of which serve international passengers; the Felipe Angeles International Airport was inaugurated in 2022.
To witness this landing, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador; Antonio Arranz, CEO of DHL Express Mexico; the governors of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum; of the State of Mexico, Alfredo del Mazo; and of Hidalgo, Julio Menchaca, gathered at AIFA.
As in 2017, the airports are operated by three private airport groups (all with Mexican capital) and public entities.
These are Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares (ASA), Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de México (AICM), parastatal companies and, since 2020, AIFA, incorporated to operate Aeropuerto Internacional Felipe Ángeles.
AICM operates the country’s main airport, that of Mexico City (CDMX).
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In addition to AICM and AIFA, two other state-owned companies operate in the airport sector: Servicios Aeroportuarios de la Ciudad de México (SACM) and Grupo Aeroportuario de la Ciudad de México (GACM).
SACM provides all kinds of administrative services to the AICM and GACM.
GACM was also in charge of building the new CDMX international airport (NAICM), a project started in 2014 that was abandoned in 2019, when 30% of the works had been executed.
In its place, in 2019, the Santa Lucia military base became the Felipe Angeles International Airport.
Mexico City International Airport and Toluca International Airport, together with Felipe Ángeles International Airport, make up the Metropolitan Airport System (SAM).