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Mexico City Benito Juarez (MEX) Airport

Mexico City Benito Juarez MEX Airport Overview

Mexico City Benito Juarez International Airport MEX, or simply 'AICM' (Aeropuerto Internacional Ciudad de Mexico), serves the capital City of Mexico and its surrounding areas.  It is considered to be one of the busiest, and by far the largest, airport in Latin America. It is also the first Latin American airport to support the new A380 double-decker jumbo jet.
While the Airport's passenger count is increasing continuously, due to being located within a densely populated area, it is restricted to expand. Use of the two runways have reached nearly the 100 percent capacity.

MEX Airport  - at an elevation of 7,316 feet - is located in Carranza's Gustavo A. Madero district, situated between Mexico City and the city of Nezahualcoyotl. It is surrounded by a road system, with direct access from Av. 602, Av. Texcoco, Anillo Periferico, Via Tapo and Av. Pantitlan, and can also be accessed from the South by Federal District Hwy, and from the north by Hwy 608, connecting to Mexico City's circle road near the Airport.

With two very long runways, and an estimated 30 million passengers a year, Mexico City Benito Juarez International is the main hub for Mexico's major airline Aeromexico, and secondary hub for Aeromexico Connect. It also is a hub for the SkyTeam. AICM is served by a host of domestic and international airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.

Aeromexico's AM Plus Class offers new benefits and enhanced seating in its Boeing 737 aircraft.

On-Airport hotels at AICM: Terminal 1 houses the Hilton (tel. 0155 5133 0505), Camino Real & Fiesta Inn, and the newly opened Courtyard by Marriott (connected on level 2 of Hall G by a foot bridge).  Terminal 2 houses the NH Hotel (tel. 1-800-2388-0767) .

Benito Juarez International Airport has two passenger terminals:  T1 & T2 - connected by Airtrain & shuttle bus.

Present & Future Airport Developments:   A new $9.2B Mexico City Airport (to eventually replace the current airport)  - spread over 555,000 sq.meters - to be one of the world's largest airports - with a single integrated terminal, designed & built according to LEED Platinum standards - is situated on the Texcoco lake bed nearby - is scheduled to to start operations by 2018/19. Preparatory work started mid-2014.  It will have 3 runways, and parking facilities with 5,000 spaces. The state-of-the-art new passenger terminal will be in the shape of a horseshoe, surrounded by airline gates on the outside, with two concourses extending northward from the terminal's outer center. 
In early September 2014, design work for the new Airport has been awarded to a joint enterprise.
It is planned that the new Airport will have eventually 6 runways & accommodate 30 million passengers.

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