Cancun, Q. R. — Airlines from around the country made use of the opening day of the new Aeropuerto Internacional Felipe Ángeles (AIFA) in Saint Lucia. On its inauguration day, Volaris landed its first Cancun flight.
The plane left Cancun International at 9:59 a.m. bound for AIFA. It was one of two scheduled AIFA flights from Cancun to the newly inaugurated airport for that day. A Volaris flight also left AIFA bound for Cancun International.
Aeromexico, however, was the first plane to leave the new airport’s tarmac with a 6:50 a.m. flight bound for Villahermosa, Tabasco. Later in the day, the airline also flew to and from Merida International.
For now, airport operations include six national and one international route between four airlines. During its first day, 20 flights were made in and out of the airport by Aeroméxico, Volaris, Viva Aerobus and Conviasa.
Later this year, two additional airlines, Delta and Copa, could begin operating from Saint Lucia, in the State of Mexico. The new Aeropuerto Internacional Felipe Ángeles (AIFA) is 43 kilometers from the center of Mexico City.