Mexico never stops giving us news. This week, Allegiant Air said to the US Department of Transport and Department of State that pausing the review of its Joint Venture Agreement proposal with Viva Aerobus is undermining the Open Skies policy between both countries. Additionally, the Mexican government announced it will heavily reduce the number of hourly slots at Mexico City International Airport (MEX), which could further impact the bilateral relations with the United States. Let’s take a look at what’s going on in Mexico.
Reducing the number of slots at MEX
On Thursday, the Mexican government announced the measures to address the saturation levels at MEX have not been successful. Therefore, it is required to reduce even further the number of hourly slots at the airport to a maximum capacity of 43 operations per hour (down from 52, which in turn was a reduction from 61 hourly operations last year).