Investors continue to bet on Mazatlan, new cargo airport to be built


Mayor Luis Guillermo Benitez Torres announced that a group of businessmen will invest 800 million dollars in a cargo airport for Mazatlan.

MAZATLAN. – There is no doubt that the port of Mazatlán continues to work on developing its industrial sector and proof of this is the arrival of a new cargo airport. 

Without giving much detail, Mayor Luis Guillermo Benítez Torres reported that this cargo airport comes from the hand of an important business group that had long wanted to invest in the city because they realized that Mazatlán is a place that is having a good economic development.  

And although there is no more information about it yet, it is expected that 800 million dollars will be invested and its construction will begin in 2023.

“It is a strong business group, they come with 800 million dollars to build a cargo airport for what is coming soon. I am just going to receive them because they have insisted a lot, they are serious businessmen that we know, they are not from here, but it is a very serious company”, he explained.  

Industrial development in Mazatlan

The port of Mazatlán is preparing for the industrial “boom” that is coming with the construction of the Mazatlan Logistics Center, to the north of the city, and the MZT Aerospace Park, which are already well advanced. Even the aerospace park has already submitted an environmental impact request to Semarnat, to build a private airfield for mixed-use.

What are cargo airports?  

They have large runways that facilitate the operation of large cargo aircraft, as well as the availability of large tracts of land for the development of extensive cargo areas and facilities for intermodal transport operations. 

One of the main characteristics of these airports is that they are oriented to market niches, such as low-cost cargo operations and service to integrating companies.  

According to the Ministry of Communications and Transportation (SCT), the most important cargo airports in the country are those of Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Toluca, and Cancun.  

More private investment in Mazatlan 

Continuing with the issue of private investments, the municipal president announced that for the remainder of 2022 and for the beginning of 2023, at least 21 billion in private investment will come to Mazatlán, which means that in just one year of this administration the figure of 43 billion pesos will be exceeded.

“All those investments, those investments plus those that we already have and those that are missing, we are going to finish above the last three years and with this we are going to overcome it,” he stressed.  


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