All-cargo airlines are no longer welcome at Mexico City International Airport.

July 7, 2023

New cargo airport in Mexico. The NLU Airport starts on July 7, 2023.

The Felipe Angeles International Airport (NLU), which began operations last March, is a modern airport complex that will become the freight hub destination for all cargo airlines in Ciudad de Mexico starting July 7.

The NLU Airport construction began on October 17, 2019, and has a dedicated cargo terminal equipped with the latest technology to alleviate the current bottlenecks at the Mexico City International Airport (AICM- MEX Airport). The Metropolitan Airport System (SAM) and the Mexican Government designed this strategy to contribute to the country's economic growth and further develop other airports in the network. The goal is simple: to make public and private sectors work hand for better outcomes in the commercial, tourism, industrial, financial, and social areas.

The NLU Airport strengthens the Mexican airport system and is expected to generate 5,000 direct and 160,000 indirect jobs. It is located in what was known as Military Air Base No. 1, "General Alfredo Lezama Álvarez," with a total surface area of 2,487 hectares, counts with its fuel terminal, and envisions using clean and renewable energies soon. This new airport is approximately 44 km from Mexico City's international airport.

We are ready to assist and navigate any potential supply chain challenges.

On June 30, Crane Worldwide Logistics Mexico obtained confirmation from Mexican authorities to operate at the NLU Airport. We have consolidated all the necessary partnerships and infrastructure to continue providing a reliable service at this new airport.

Crane Worldwide Logistics Mexico has created an association with the bonded warehouse WEC (World Express Cargo of Mexico) to consolidate import goods. This facility is set up to receive and manage the loads from the rest of the bonded warehouses inside the NLU Airport to their facility 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Crane Worldwide Logistics Mexico will have its office inside the WECs facility at this airport.

Several cargo airlines like Lufthansa, Air France, and Cargolux, among many others, will begin routing their flights to NLU Airport due to regulations announced by the Mexican Government, modifying the distribution and reception of cargo by moving all-cargo airlines operations to NLU Airport and keeping the arrival of passenger flights through MEX Airport.

Some airlines have notified us that they will only arrive at this airport in August and September due to licensing problems. The Mexican government has issued an extension to support those companies trying to comply with the new regulation. Some of these airlines are the cases of Amerijet International, DHL, etc.

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