New Mexico City airport plans to comply and be inaugurated in March

Mexico City, Feb 1 (Latest).- The Felipe Ángeles International Airport (AIFA), the new one in Mexico City, is 87% complete in its work, so it can be inaugurated on March 21, the date planned by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the military engineers who supervise the construction reported this Tuesday.

“As of today we have been running for 837 days, we are 49 days away from the inauguration, which will be on March 21, 2022, as ordered by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador,” said the Mayor during a tour offered to the press. construction engineer Raúl Miranda Rubalcaba.

This, the engineer specified, is about the passenger terminal, a construction of 384,128.16 square meters that will be able to accommodate 19.5 million passengers and 119,000 operations per year.

Miranda Ruvalcaba insisted that the work of the military engineers consists of delivering the passenger terminal on the agreed date and ready to operate, but what is related to the staff and the flights corresponds to the airport operator AIFA SA de CV

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“On March 21 we are going to deliver the infrastructure to meet the projected operations and estimated number of passengers per year. We are engineers who were assigned the mission of building the airport,” he explained.

In addition, he said that the control tower has already been delivered and a parking lot with capacity for 1,500 vehicles will also be delivered, the access that connects the terminal from the Circuito Exterior Mexiquense, a civic plaza that connects with the terminal, two runways and a hotel, among others.

The terminal, with three levels, starts from a “navel” in which a replica of the emblematic Piedra del Sol is erected over a fountain, around which spaces enabled to house “duty free” shops designed to emulate a town are deployed. colonial.

Spaces, called “positions”, will be available for 45 planes simultaneously and it has 36 controversial themed bathrooms, which include decorations related to, among others, mariachis, wrestlers, Talavera ceramics, charrería or catrinas.

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Regarding the investment, the soldiers who led the visit specified that almost 12,000 million pesos (about 583.9 million dollars) have been used, of the more than 15,000 projected (729.9 million dollars).

Finally, Miranda Ruvalcaba considered that the speed at which the airport is being built is “a source of pride for Mexicans.”

“The ideal would have been 3 or 4 years, but we will do it in 2 years and 155 days,” said the engineer.

On the construction site, 195 soldiers direct more than 135,000 civilians who work against the clock to be able to deliver the project 100%.