Amerijet operates first flight to Mexico’s Felipe Ángeles Airport

Amerijet's first flight to Felipe Angeles International Airport in Mexico. Photo: Amerijet

Amerijet has carried out its first flight to newly designated cargo hub Felipe Ángeles International Airport in Mexico from its Miami International Airport hub.

The flight took place on August 6, said the US airline, which is providing a weekly freighter connection to and from Felipe Ángeles Airport.

Amerijet announced its decision to permanently shift operations from Benito Juarez International Airport (Mexico City) to Felipe Ángeles Airport in July.

Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador confirmed in February that the government had struck an agreement with some airlines to shift cargo operations from Mexico City to Felipe Angeles in a bid to ease congestion.

Felipe Angeles is located approximately 45 km from Mexico City in Santa Lucia, Mexico. The airport has a dedicated cargo terminal, and the Mexican government anticipates that it will facilitate expansion opportunities.

Amerijet said it now offers bonded trucking services that connect Felipe Ángeles to Mexico City, as well as Querétaro Intercontinental Airport, Monterrey International Airport (MTY), and Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Guadalajara International Airport (GDL).

Air Canada Cargo and Lufthansa also recently made the move to Felipe Ángeles International Airport.

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Rebecca Jeffrey

Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]