This week has seen AeroMexico speak out on the proposed additional flight cuts to be placed on Mexico City’s international airport.
For context, this was reduced from 61 movements per hour to 52 last year, and now authorities want this reduced to 43 per hour.
Without further ado, let’s get into it…
AeroMexico’s Statement on Further Flight Cuts in Mexico City…
On the proposed flight cuts in Mexico City International Airport, AeroMexico issued the following statement:
“Concerning the recent decision of the aeronautical authorities to reduce the number of operations per hour at Mexico City International Airport (AICM) from 52 to 43 as of October 29, Grupo Aeromexico informs the following:”
“In the first instance, the measure will affect all passengers using that airport, industry employees, and the attraction of new investments that depend on having legal certainty and adequate air connectivity.”
“When the AICM authorities requested to reduce operations from 61 to 52 per hour last year, Grupo Aeromexico complied punctually and fully with the agreements and was even the airline that reduced operations the most.”
“Grupo Aeromexico awaits to know how this new adjustment will be implemented and continues to analyze its scope and effects.”
“Finally, we reiterate our commitment to contributing to Mexico’s world-class airline industry.”
This move has already been hit out with criticism, especially from IATA’s Peter Cerda, who represents affairs in Latin & South America:
“This decision by the government does not take into account the interests of consumers, nor does it respect the necessary consultative process with operators and users, especially at the country’s main airport”.
Looking ahead, it will be interesting to see how these changes affect the likes of Aeromexico and other carriers who operate out of Mexico City.