Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador mentioned Tuesday he desires to permit overseas airways to function home service between Mexican cities, to drive down costs.
Mexican legislation at the moment prohibits overseas carriers from working purely home flights. For instance, a U.S. airline can at the moment fly from New York to Cancún, however not Cancún to Mexico Metropolis. Often known as “cabotage,” the president desires to permit the observe to decrease ticket costs.
“The opposite factor is to open up aviation,” López Obrador. “Let’s open it as much as competitors. That’s democracy.”
“Let overseas airways are available, from Europe and america, in order that they will function flights contained in the nation,” he mentioned.
The proposal would fly within the face of López Obrador’s push to make Mexico self-sufficient. However the president permits desires to decrease home airfares, and produce service to smaller cities that lack flights.
The president can be desperate to get extra airways to fly into the brand new airport he ordered constructed at a former air drive base simply north of Mexico Metropolis; that terminal is at the moment under-used.