Mexico to halt construction of massive new airport

Following a controversial, four-day referendum, Mexican voters hastily elected to abandon a US $13.3 billion project that is currently underway to build a replacement airport for Mexico City International. Instead of moving ahead with the new airport, voters favored an alternative option to supplement existing capacity at Mexico City International (MEX) by expanding commercial operations […]

In Safe Hands: A behind-the-scenes look at cargo security audits

Elad Gadot doesn’t smoke, but he stood drinking coffee from a paper cup outside the security corridor – the last place for warehouse workers to grab a smoke before heading back inside. All around him, old ladies were doing booming business hawking cigarettes and drinks to the workers at Mexico City’s Benito Juarez International Airport […]

Proposed Delta-Aeromexico antitrust immunity faces opposition

Delta Air Lines and Aeromexico can set prices and coordinate schedules for flights between the U.S. and Mexico, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) tentatively ruled last Friday, but the ruling comes with caveats and faces challenges from other U.S. carriers. The proposal grants the airlines partial immunity from U.S. antitrust law. In addition, the […]

FedEx Trade Networks rolls into Latin America

FedEx Trade Networks, the freight forwarding and customs brokerage sector of FedEx Corp., is adding to its trade lanes with Mexico and South America. There are two new routes originating in Frankfurt, Gemany; one goes to Mexico City and Guadalajara and the other flies to São Paulo and Campinas, Brazil.  Other new destinations are Hong […]

Emirates expands in North America

Emirates SkyCargo recently expanded its freighter network in North America by adding Mexico City and Atlanta to its flight schedule. The once-a-week service to Mexico City starts in Dubai with a stop en route to Frankfurt,  while on the way back the flight makes a scheduled stop in Houston and Copenhagen before heading back to […]
  • May 28, 2014

Qatar Cargo lands in Latin America

Qatar Airways Cargo will start operating twice-weekly freighter service to Mexico City on June 11.  This new route will mark the start of Qatar Airways Cargo operations in Latin America. “The first Qatar Airways Cargo flight to Mexico will be a historic moment for us, as it heralds the beginning of our operations in Latin […]
  • May 28, 2014