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On Friday, Mexico Metropolis’s airspace was closed to business aviation for 5 hours between 09:00 and 14:00 native time. The Mexico Metropolis Benito Juárez Worldwide Airport (MEX), the Felipe Ángeles Worldwide Airport (NLU), and the Toluca Worldwide Airport (TLC) shut down whereas a army parade celebrating the nation’s 212th anniversary of independence happened.
Like yearly, Mexico celebrates its Independence Day on September 16. It’s a public vacation wherein the federal government holds an iconic army parade all through Mexico Metropolis, which incorporates the participation of the Mexican air power. Mexico Metropolis Airport introduced it could shut down for 5 hours, not permitting departures or landings to “facilitate the air maneuvers as a result of nationwide celebration.”
“In response to the NOTAM (Discover to Airmen), A5998/22, MEX can be closed to all air exercise, each official and business, from 09:00 to 14:00 hours (native time). This was notified prematurely to the airways as a way to anticipate their operations. Plane landings and takeoffs will resume as soon as the aerial acrobatics to be carried out as a part of the army parade in Mexico Metropolis are concluded. The suspension of operations is agreed upon in a coordinated method between civil-military authorities.”
The Mexican airways, Aeromexico, Volaris, Viva Aerobus, and Aeromar, all knowledgeable their passengers in regards to the closure of the airspace round Mexico Metropolis. Given the truth that it is a yearly celebration, they don’t promote business providers to those airports to keep away from issues.
Departing from Mexico Metropolis’s new business airport
The army plane employed throughout Mexico’s army parade on September 16 depart from the Felipe Ángeles Worldwide Airport. This hub, inaugurated as a business airport on March 21, 2022, has been the nation’s prime army base for many years.
Yearly, Mexico celebrates a army parade on September 16. Photograph: Getty Pictures.
Even supposing now it’s primarily generally known as a business airport –with controversial outcomes attracting new airways and passengers– it stays, first and above all, a army base. That’s why the Mexican military is accountable for administrating the entire airport.
All through the five-hour interval, a number of plane cruised Mexico Metropolis’s airspace. From an Alenia C-27J Spartan, registration FAM-3401, to a Boeing 737-800, registration FAM-3528, and a CASA C-295 (FAM-3208), these army planes flew across the metropolis, displaying army formations and attracting views from under.
A view of a number of Mexican army plane flying throughout Mexico Metropolis on September 16, 2022. Photograph: Daniel Martínez Garbuno | Easy Flying.
Fridays are often the least busy days to fly at Mexico Metropolis airports, in keeping with information supplied by Cirium. In September, there have been 400 scheduled departing flights from these hubs and 385 landings, in comparison with the 490 departures and landings on common each week.
Aeromexico operates probably the most important variety of departures each week, with 1,674, adopted by Volaris (645), Viva Aerobus (490), and United Airways (91). Cancún is the highest vacation spot from these hubs with 302 weekly flights, adopted by Guadalajara (235), Monterrey (230), Tijuana (162), and Mérida (131).
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