I don't know the geography of Mexico City very well. I do have an idea of where Toluca is located and know that it's very close to the well off neighborhoods that you mention EddieDude, especially the brand new business district of Santa Fe, but the fact that TLC is still an odd-ball of an airport with very weak passenger levels (until now, but due to change) makes me think that the infrastructure there might be somewhat capable, but not completely adequate for the operation that's going to take effect (Based on my own ignorant assumption
). From what I've heard, (and please correct me if I'm wrong), that area, or was it Santa Fe(?) is difficult to get to with traffic and considering that the road network to that part of the city is not properly in place (I recall the building of some bridges in the works that will link Mexico City with Santa Fe?) it is not easy to reach at certain times of the day.
I was also thinking about the elevation which Toluca is located in. Isn't it that it's situated in a place that's even higher than the dry lake bed of Mexico City?
On the other hand, I do believe and have no doubt that the need for such operation is extremely needed out of any airport Mexico City.
Again, I might be totally wrong, since technically I don't know Mexico City. But based on both your answers, it looks like Air Madrid did its homework.
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