Its development is planned to serve 125 million users and become the largest hub for Latin America.
The New Mexico City International Airport is a project that will replace the current International Airport of Mexico City (MEX) due to the saturation situation of the latter, which moved no less than 44,732,418 passengers during 2017.
Located in the municipality of Ecatepec de Morelos, northeast of Mexico City, the New Mexico City International Airport will be built on an area of 4,430 hectares that are owned by the Federal Government. The project was announced on September 14, 2014 and the initial investment reaches about 13,000 million dollars.
Recently, the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (SCT) of Mexico announced that on October 20, 2020 the first stage will begin operations, consisting of 3 simultaneous runways for takeoffs and landings, a terminal of 743,000m2 with capacity for 68 million passengers, a control tower, and a capacity for 540,500 operations per year.
“Its first stage will begin at the end of 2020 to meet the demand of up to 76 million passengers. Its maximum development is planned to serve 125 million users,” the secretariat announced.
The New Mexico City International Airport was designed by Norman Foster and aims to become the most important hub in Latin America.
In addition, the airport will stand out for its size: the terminal building will measure one kilometer and a half from end to end, and its lobby will have four floors equipped with self-service stores.
The airport at its maximum capacity (estimated around 2060), will have 6 operational runways and capacity to serve 125 million passengers per year.
“It is the second largest airport in the world, the first will be located in Istanbul, Turkey, to serve 150 million passengers. So far, the Atlanta airport serves 100 million passengers,” said the Ministry of Communications and Transportation.