EFE.- The company Volaris seeks to sign up as the first Mexican airline to operate international flights since the recently inaugurated Felipe Angeles International Airport (AIFA), in the State of Mexico, towards The Angels, United States, the firm reported on Thursday.
This as part of its strategy to strengthen the airspace in the metropolitan area of Mexico City.
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“This route is a business decision based on the potential market surrounding the AIFA and will be in addition to the current offer you have Volaris in it Airport Mexico City International Airport,” Volaris said in a statement.
The new airport in Mexico, one of the emblematic works of the president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador It was inaugurated last March.
The airline explained that it submitted the authorization request to the Federal Civil Aviation Agency (AFAC) since last April 7.
“With the intention of starting operations in December 2022 and being the first national operator to open an international route at the new airport,” he said.
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The low-cost airline specified that the proposal to operate the international route Los Angeles, California (LAX)-St. LuciaState of Mexico (NLU), is subject to Mexico “recovering category 1 before the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), as well as receiving the corresponding authorization from the US authority to carry out round trip flights from the AIFA to the city of Los Angeles California”.
In addition, he said that the commitment to this new route “is based on the trust that the airline has in the Mexican authorities and the progress made in recent months regarding the FAA’s findings.”
At the end of May 2021, the FAA downgraded Mexico’s aviation safety rating from category 1 to category 2 due to its redesign of airspace in the Valley of Mexico.
A few days before the AIFA will come into operation, on March 21, the airline Conviasafrom Venezuela, registered as the first international airline to announce its entry into operations at the new Mexican aerodrome.
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Months before, the Mexican Aeromexico, long live aerobus and her own Volaris they announced they would have local flights from the new airport.