Will Mazatlan break the 1 million airport passengers mark this year?


In 2019, the largest flow in the property was registered, with 1 million 167 thousand passengers, both national and international, considered its best airport year

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MAZATLÁN.- Mazatlán International Airport is one step by step from achieving the arrival of a million passengers, it is only 6 percent away from achieving it, compared to 2019, its best year, auguring a good closing for the activity port of destination.


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Vladimir Ramírez del Ángel, General Manager of the “Rafael Buelna” airport, mentioned that the goal has always been to recover the levels of passengers that were had in 2019, which registered 1 million 167 thousand passengers, but for this period, there are 60 thousand passengers to achieve at least 1 million, hoping that it will be completed with the return of the charters of Canada and the United States. 

“The closing projection is one million 70 thousand passengers, 4 percent below 2019. We are the OMA group airport with the highest traffic recovery, 4 destinations in Canada have recovered, we are going to recover the United States from San Francisco to As of December 18, there are still 10 routes to recover from Canada, ”he declared. 

Ramírez del Ángel pointed out that the limitations to achieving these flow numbers are the restrictions that exist in the destinations of origin such as Canada, which has only formally returned to Mazatlán for about a month, helping to improve the circulation numbers. 

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At this point, he said, Grupo OMA’s projection for Mazatlán is to recover between 4 or 5 percent annually, with a pre-Covid-19 objective, never expecting a fall as it was in 2020, which was approximately 764 thousand passengers, and that still, with those figures, it was the best destination to recover among the group’s airports. 

“The airport is operating with pre-Covid levels, that is, with the highest season or year, in that sense, the OMA traffic projection, the traffic projection is that it will continue to recover 4 or 5 percent per year”, added. 

Until the June cutoff, the Mazatlán International Airport closed with 503 thousand 482 passengers, above destinations such as Acapulco and Zihuatanejo, both in Guerrero, with 303 thousand 431 and 190 thousand 625 passengers, respectively. 

Source: punto.mx

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