Plans are underway to construct a new airport in Mexico City.

Mexico City’s current international airport is at capacity, and a larger one is needed.  This past summer, my family and I flew in and out of Mexico City  on our way to Cuba and the airport seemed crowded – the planes seemed close to each other.

The  new planned airport was announced by Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto on September 2nd, 2014, in the annual “Informe” (equivalent to the U.S. State of the Union Address).

This is an ambitious undertaking and, if completed as planned, would be a spectacular structure.

The new airport is to be constructed adjacent to the  current airport.   The initial  cost estimate was  9.1 billion U.S. dollars, but that estimate has since been revised upwards to 13 billion USD.   It wouldn’t be surprising if it winds up costing even more.

Construction is to begin next year, in 2015.  Funding is to be 58% public and 42% private.

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Article published December 8th, 2014, on

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