3rd terminal is coming at Mexico City airport

MEXICO – Plans are being drawn up for a third passenger terminal at Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de Mexico (AICM) and the possibility of a 4th one is being analyzed, according to the capital’s airport chief.

Gerardo Ferrando, CEO of Grupo Aeroportuario de la Ciudad de México (GACM), said in an interview that the master plan for the 3rd terminal is being drawn up and predicted that it will open next year.

The terminal will be built near the maintenance base of the company Mexicana MRO Services and will be used solely for arriving passengers. The project will ease crowding at the existing terminals but it will not increase the airport’s operational capacity.

Mr. Ferrando said that a fourth terminal that will allow Mexico’s busiest airport to better cope with increasing passenger numbers could be built at a later date.

“There are certain discomforts at T1 and T2, that’s why T3 is coming and eventually T4. Everything that will be done is for greater comfort,” he indicated.

The GACM has a US$157.7 million budget this year to fund the projects and to carry out other improvements.

Source: Mexico News Daily