Ikusi to develop system for the slots at AICM
The DOT is arguing that the slots system used in the International Airport of Mexico City is obscure and inefficient, which prevents effective competition among airlines, this is why this organization is now referring to the approved authorization five years before the alliance between Aeromexico and Delta. Ikusi Mexico is the company that would be responsible for developing a system for assignation, management and monitoring of the hour strips (slots: spaces for take-off and landing) in the International Airport of Mexico City (AICM), based on the directions established by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The contract will be effective through 32 months and it will imply a US$900,000 amount. With this new system, the exchange, transfer or agreed usage of slots among air lines, will be made easy. Under the current saturation conditions, the terminal is allowed to conduct a maximum of 58 commercial operations and three run by the Federal Government per hour, and there is a plan to establish new intervals of time, which could be of 90, 60, 30, 15, 10 and 5 minutes.