IATA To Help Build New Airport For Mexico City

IATA has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Mexico’s government to provide technical and operational assistance in the design and construction of Mexico City’s new airport.

IATA has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Mexico’s government to provide technical and operational assistance in the design and construction of Mexico City’s new airport.

IATA will also offer advice to the city’s existing airport to ensure it continues to “operate efficiently” until the new airport is completed in around 2020.

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.”

The news came as IATA predicted that air traffic passenger numbers in Latin America and the Caribbean could reach 385 million within 10 years, from 242 million in 2014, if the region’s governments “address infrastructure bottlenecks, embrace smarter regulation, and observe global standards and best practices”.

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