Mexico’s new airport gets a boost from Panamanian Copa Airlines

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The lettering AIFA is pictured at the new Felipe Angeles International Airport, in Zumpango, State of Mexico, Mexico April 23, 2022. REUTERS/Quetzalli Nicte-Ha

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PANAMA CITY, June 17 (Reuters) – Panamanian carrier Copa Airlines announced on Friday the launch of a service between Panama City and Mexico’s newly opened Felipe Angeles International Airport, becoming one of the first foreign airlines to land on the new transport hub.

Copa will operate three flights a week from September 26 at the new Mexican airport.

Felipe Angeles Airport, one of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s flagship projects, has faced criticism for difficult access and limited routes since it opened in March. Read more

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The Mexican government decided in May to limit flights to Mexico City‘s main airport due to aviation security concerns, positioning the new airport as the only way for airlines looking to increase business in the country. Read more

Mexican airlines such as Aeromexico (AEROMEX.MX), Volaris (VOLARA.MX) and Viva Aerobus have confirmed that they will operate at the new airport.

Delta Airlines (DAL.N) is also expected to start flying to the Felipe Angeles hub later this year, according to the airport’s official Facebook account, but other foreign airlines have yet to confirm their plans to follow. , despite government speculation. Read more

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Reporting by Elida Moreno; Written by Valentine Hilaire; Editing by Isabel Woodford and Leslie Adler

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