Flight Disruptions as Fog Forces Temporary Closure of Major Mexican Airports. - Expat Community

Flight Disruptions as Fog Forces Temporary Closure of Major Mexican Airports.

Dec 8, 2023 | News & Articles, Panama | 0 comments

Activities at four airports in Mexico, including Guadalajara, Querétaro, Mexico City, and the State of Mexico, were suspended due to fog for the safety of users. All airports resumed operations at 9:40 in the morning.


Early on Friday, takeoffs and landings at the international airports of Mexico City (AICM) and Felipe Ángeles (AIFA), as well as those in Guadalajara and Querétaro, were suspended due to low visibility caused by the presence of fog banks, as reported by the Secretariat of Infrastructure, Communications, and Transportation (SICT). “Due to fog at #AICM and zero visibility, takeoffs and landings are suspended. For your safety, we hope that meteorological conditions improve to resume operations,” AICM reported early in the morning.


In response to this situation, the airports of León, Acapulco, and Toluca were designated as alternative airports while visibility improved. By 9:40 in the morning, the airports of Guadalajara and Querétaro resumed operations. The temporary closure of the airports has caused delays in flight itineraries. AICM has reported that takeoffs and landings are already being authorized at noon. “We are coordinating with authorities and airlines to normalize operations,” they informed.


The closure of the Mexico City airport, one of the busiest in the world, has resulted in long delays for dozens of international flights using it as a final destination or intermediate stop. During the closure, flights already en route were diverted to the airports of Querétaro, León, Acapulco, and Toluca. AICM has reported that due to the closure of the runways, about 21 flights landed at alternate airports, while 49 were canceled (20 landings and 29 takeoffs), and 38 have experienced delays in departing from the airport.


elpais.com – https://elpais.com/mexico/2023-12-08/suspendidas-las-actividades-de-cuatro-aeropuertos-en-mexico-por-la-presencia-de-neblina.html?autoplay=1

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