Following the incident that took place last Saturday at Mexico City’s International Airport (AICM), when a Volaris A320 was authorized to land at the same terminal where another aircraft of the same company was located, the Undersecretary of Transportation of the Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications and Transportation, Rogelio Jimenez Pons, informed today that 25% of the air operations at the AICM will be transferred to the brand new Felipe Angeles International Airport (AIFA) and the Toluca International Airport (AIFA), Rogelio Jiménez Pons, informed today that 25% of the air operations at the AICM will be transferred to the brand new Felipe Ángeles International Airport (AIFA) and the Toluca International Airport, a measure taken after a meeting with the main actors of the Mexican aeronautical system.
The official indicated, in an interview with Azucena Uresti on Radio Fórmula de México, that this process will be carried out over the next 12 months starting in August. Last week it had been reported that 11 daily operations would be cut starting in July.
As reported by Milenio newspaper, Jimenez Pons also said that «the project of the entire metropolitan scale is that we return to the original plan of a long time ago, that we have the flights of the entire mass of the metropolis distributed in five airports: AIFA, AICM, Puebla, Cuernavaca and Toluca».
As for Saturday’s incident, the official attributed it to «a controller’s error» given that «a controller gave the instruction and the shift change was made».
He also said that there is a political context given that «there are four or five air traffic controller unions.»
«Workers must have optimal conditions, we must support them, if something alters them or is wrong it has to be corrected immediately,» he continued.
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