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Green Light For A New Airport At Mexico City  
User currently offlineAnthsaun From Mexico, joined Apr 2004, 544 posts, RR: 3
Posted (6 years 11 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4168 times:

Once more, the vice-minister of Transport and Communications (SCT) announced that the federal government will built a new airport for Mexico City during Calderon's administration.

The new T2 at MEX will go on as planed, but it will not solve MEX's mass airtraffic conflicts. Toluca was to become MEX alternate airport, but during it's first opperative year it was surpassed by traffic and costumers. So, now, MEX will be served by three airports.

No dates have been set yet. There is not a site set for the project either. The two sites last time presented are still available. Tizayuca is fine and ready. Texcoco will do under political negociations. A third site being mentioned is the back yard to the actual MEX. A dry lake that it is not always dry.

So lets wait and see what happens.


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User currently offlineLH498 From Germany, joined May 2007, 215 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4073 times:

Hopefully, this time it will come true.

Reading what has been reported in the media, Texcoco is once again the favorite location and the current administration is really willing to build it.

No matter how many more terminals are built at today's location(there could be place for a third small terminal, maybe) the main problem remains unsolved: The runway system. Which is operating almost at its max. capacity more and more hours a day.

Once again, I hope it is finally built; but more important, that it is built properly with no rush to have it finished by the 30.11.2012 and together with a long term aviation strategy for Mexico. We deserve that.


User currently offlineReality From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 443 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4046 times:

Quoting Anthsaun (Thread starter):
A third site being mentioned is the back yard to the actual MEX. A dry lake that it is not always dry.

That's interesting. I've flown in and out of MEX many times and always wondered why all the open space that is contiguous to the current airport/runway system couldn't be developed by adding more runways and terminals. Is this really a possibility? Wouldn't it be good to have everything consolidated in this one general area that is very centrally located in the city?


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24080 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3993 times:

Quoting Reality (Reply 2):
I've flown in and out of MEX many times and always wondered why all the open space that is contiguous to the current airport/runway system couldn't be developed by adding more runways and terminals.

You can't be talking about MEX which is totally surrounded by built up areas and has virtually no room for expansion.


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User currently offlineCure From Italy, joined Sep 2005, 227 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3951 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 3):
You can't be talking about MEX which is totally surrounded by built up areas and has virtually no room for expansion.

Right on the second pic you posted it is clearly visible top right: The lake he was talking about.

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V


User currently offlineJuventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3879 times:

Wouldn't it be easier and quicker to pour a lot of money and work into TLC? If they could expand Toluca and turn it into a world class airport, will that be enough to meet the travel demand in Mexico City??

User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4692 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3825 times:

Quoting Juventus (Reply 5):
Wouldn't it be easier and quicker to pour a lot of money and work into TLC? If they could expand Toluca and turn it into a world class airport, will that be enough to meet the travel demand in Mexico City??

Wouldn't it be a smart  idea  move and start off from scratch in a remote area...  yes  MEX clearly served its purpose  old  and clearly has reached its used by date...  frown 

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User currently offlineAM744 From Mexico, joined Jun 2001, 1752 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3756 times:

Quoting Anthsaun (Thread starter):
Once more, the vice-minister of Transport and Communications (SCT) announced that the federal government will built a new airport for Mexico City during Calderon's administration.

Many questions arise:

If Texcoco is being considered again. Has the Atenco issue been magically fixed?
What is the REAL cause of the cancellation of the previous project? I smell a rat on that one.
We were told repeatedly that at an airport at Atenco demanded MEX closure, not to mention an airport in the "backyard of current MEX". What will happen with all the investment in T1 and T2?

Sounds like a headline, and nothing more.


User currently offlineMexicana757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3019 posts, RR: 29
Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3751 times:

Well I do hope this time around the new airport does get off the ground. I guess we will have to wait and see.

Quoting EK413 (Reply 6):
Wouldn't it be a smart idea move and start off from scratch in a remote area... yes MEX clearly served its purpose old

I agree with you on this, I think Mexico City needs a new much bigger airport.


User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7524 posts, RR: 43
Reply 9, posted (6 years 11 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3748 times:

Question: Wouldn't the construction of a new airport in Texcoco mean the shut-down of MEX for good. It seems to me MEX is too close to Texcoco for simultaneous operations. I may be wrong though.


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User currently offlineAnthsaun From Mexico, joined Apr 2004, 544 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (6 years 11 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3692 times:

If it was up to me, I would forget about Texcoco and get a new site half way between Tizayuca and Mexico City. There is plenty of land to built DEN or DFW twin. Also, MEX does a good job at certain limit. And TLC is kind of a good domestic experiment, but it is far from becoming a world class airport.

And, as I mentioned, there is not a site yet, not a date.



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User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (6 years 11 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3663 times:

I hate to say this, but wherever they build this new airport, they're gonna face fierce opposition just like the first time. I'm willing to put money on it.

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