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Volaris Flight Cancellations Worsen Due to Reduction of Slots

By MARK LORENZANA The Mexican federal government’s decision to reduce slots (takeoff and landing times) at the Mexico City International Airport (AICM) for the winter season continues to take its toll on travelers. Volaris, a popular Mexican low-cost airline based in Mexico City, canceled 74 flights — “operational adjustments,” according to Volaris — at the AICM between Tuesday, Nov. 1,

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AMLO Snubs AIFA, Prefers to Fly from AICM

By MARK LORENZANA Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) has not used the Felipe Ángeles International Airport (AIFA) — one of his controversial pet megaprojects — more than six months after its inauguration. In a review by Mexican daily newspaper Reforma of AIFA operations and presidential tours, on at least a dozen occasions, López Obrador has preferred to travel through

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Navy to Take Full Control of Immigration and Customs at AICM

By MARK LORENZANA Mexico’s Secretariat of the Navy (Semar) will take full control of immigration and customs tasks at the Mexico City International Airport (AICM) “in an effort to combat organized crime,” the director of the AICM, Carlos Velázquez Tiscareño, announced on the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 4. In a press conference, Velázquez Tiscareño said that the Immigration Office at

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AIFA Lowers Original Projected Passenger Goal by 70 to 80 Percent

By MARK LORENZANA The controversial Felipe Ángeles International Airport (AIFA) — one of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s (AMLO) pet megaprojects — scaled down its projection of transporting 2.4 million passengers this year to 700,000, which is 71 percent less than its original goal. When the AIFA was inaugurated in March of this year, it projected transporting 2.4 million passengers

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Mexico’s Airspace Struggles Endure as US Rejects New Mexican Fleet

By KELIN DILLON Almost a year and a half after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) downgraded Mexico’s airspace safety ranking from a Category One to Category Two, Mexico’s enduring airspace troubles are only set to continue as the United States is expected to hold fast to not allowing any new Mexican aircraft into its borders until Mexico can earn

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