New air routes will bring up to 61 thousand annual passengers to Mazatlán


The Ministry of Tourism reported that the French company Vinci Airports became the largest shareholder of OMA

MAZATLAN. – A little trip? As of July 1, three air routes will begin operations, bringing up to 61,000 new travelers to Mazatlán.

During a tour of the Mazatlán International Airport, the head of the Ministry of Tourism, Estrella Palacios Domínguez, shared that the new routes are Ciudad Juárez-Mazatlán with three weekly frequencies (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) which would represent 25 thousand passengers per year, approximately. The type of aircraft would be an Airbus A320, with capacity for 180 people.

On the same date, the Mazatlán-La Paz route will be launched, twice a week (Tuesday and Saturday) which represents around 15 thousand seats a year. But that’s not all, because as of July 2, the AIFA-Mazatlan route begins operations with three weekly frequencies (Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday). This direct connection would represent approximately 23,000 passengers per year with an Airbus A320 aircraft with capacity for 186 people.

“This means tourism growth for Mazatlan, we are talking about three new national routes and represents for the port the arrival of 61,000 new passengers for the whole year.”

Likewise, the state official informed that the administration of the Mazatlán International Airport ‘Rafael Buelna Tenorio’ will pass into the hands of a tour operator company of French origin, called Vinci Airports, having a 29.9 percent stake in the shares of Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte OMA making it the largest shareholder. The payment made by said company to buy its participation was 1.17 billion dollars.

The now main shareholder of OMA will contribute to operating 13 airports in Mexico, a country considered as a country with high growth potential.

“This tour operator that enters OMA here will operate 70 airports around the world, so together with what we are experiencing right now with the remodeling of the airport, we will have new infrastructure, new quality of service and, well, a new offer of flights.”

As data, the Monterrey International Airport handles approximately half of OMA’s passenger traffic, and even though the city of Monterrey is the industrial capital of Mexico and the second largest metropolis, for which reason they consider that the Mazatlán airport is one of the most important in the country.

Mayor Édgar Augusto González Zataráin, together with Estrella Palacios, Ricardo Velarde, Undersecretary of Promotion, and municipal officials from Sedectur and Capta toured the OMA facilities to update themselves on the progress that has been made at the airport.

Source: Punto