The Santa Lucia International Airport (NLU/AIFA) was inaugurated today, with the objective of decompressing the congested Mexico City International Airport (MEX/AICM). To date, four airlines have confirmed their operations at AIFA with up to twelve flights per day between take-off and landing.
The Felipe Angeles International Airport will have a capacity for almost 120,000 air operations and twenty million passengers per year. Its terminal has 384,000 m2 of covered space with twenty-seven concourses. The check-in sector has one hundred conventional counters and fifty self-service counters, as well as twenty automatic baggage drop-off stations.
On the airside, AIFA has two runways of 4,500 meters in length, separated by 1,600 meters, allowing simultaneous take-off and landing operations. The apron has 28 contact parking positions, 12 remote, and 5 open apron positions. The cargo apron has 11 positions, and the executive aircraft apron has 26 positions. In addition, there is a sector with a parking capacity for 28 helicopters.
Despite its size, only four airlines have confirmed their operations, with two flights a day to six destinations by Aeromexico Connect, Viva Aerobus, and Volaris, and one flight a week by Conviasa…