anthsaun
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Green Light For A New Airport At Mexico City

Thu May 24, 2007 1:08 am

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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RE: Green Light For A New Airport At Mexico City

Thu May 24, 2007 5:34 am

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.
 
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RE: Green Light For A New Airport At Mexico City

Thu May 24, 2007 5:53 am

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?
 
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RE: Green Light For A New Airport At Mexico City

Thu May 24, 2007 6:33 am

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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RE: Green Light For A New Airport At Mexico City

Thu May 24, 2007 7:12 am

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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RE: Green Light For A New Airport At Mexico City

Thu May 24, 2007 9:33 am

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??
 
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RE: Green Light For A New Airport At Mexico City

Thu May 24, 2007 10:40 am

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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RE: Green Light For A New Airport At Mexico City

Thu May 24, 2007 12:53 pm

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.
 
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RE: Green Light For A New Airport At Mexico City

Thu May 24, 2007 12:58 pm

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.
 
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RE: Green Light For A New Airport At Mexico City

Thu May 24, 2007 1:01 pm

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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RE: Green Light For A New Airport At Mexico City

Thu May 24, 2007 2:29 pm

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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RE: Green Light For A New Airport At Mexico City

Thu May 24, 2007 3:17 pm

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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