After scrapping plans for a new airport in 2018, the Mexican government opened an alternate project near Mexico City in March of 2022: Aeropuerto Internacional Felipe Ángeles (AIFA). The new airport has experienced a slow beginning, with many industry players fearing that its capacity and location will not be sufficient to ease congestion at the busiest airport in Mexico, Aeropuerto Internacional Benito Juárez in Mexico City.
In May 2021, the US’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) downgraded Mexico’s air safety rating. This meant that Mexican airlines could not expand routes into the US.
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Airlines covers sales made to country residents (outbound and domestic tourists) and excludes sales to incoming tourists. Please note that airlines sales made to country residents when they are travelling abroad or through foreign websites or apps are also included and will be considered under the country of residence. The total amount paid for a flight after taxes and other charges is included. The return flight leg is included as well as the total amount paid for a flight ticket. Value sales exclude all forms of transit. Euromonitor International considers airline capacity and passengers carried in terms of enplanement based on scheduled flights. A passenger whose flight stops mid-route to pick up more passengers but continues with the same aircraft/flight number would be counted as one enplanement. A passenger who switches flights to another airline or aircraft with a new flight number mid-journey would be considered as two enplanements. Enplanements are not the same as number of seats sold or seat bookings, as the latter both include all bookings and do not exclude no-shows and cancellations. Direct transit passengers are excluded, eg those who continue on the same flight. Other transit passengers are included where passengers change plane with a new flight number. Air passengers carried relate directly to air value sales, where domestic and outbound travellers are only included. As such value and volume data in both sizes and shares is aligned and exclude the inbound component.See All of Our Definitions
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