they ask for more time
One of the main arguments against the decree is the period of 90 business days from the decree coming into force.
Airlines love Mexican cargo but he asked for the minimum period 180 business transitioning from AICM, arguing the lack of conditions for an efficient transition.
“A period of 180 business days is the minimum time that would be required to carry out the safe migration process of operations of concessionaires and permit holders to another airport with all administrative, financial, legal, commercial, operational and technical implications. What does this type of transfer mean”, said Alejandro Cobian Bustamante, the company’s lawyer and legal director.
Similarly, other airlines like aerounion -subsidiary of Colombian avianca– And this National Chamber of Air Transport (Caneiro) He requested a period of 360 business days. However, it was not open to the authority to extend the period specified in the draft decree in any case.
“It is considered that a period of 90 days is a prudent time for this change, based on the fact that there is co-ordination between the authorities who exercise powers in airport and aeronautical matters, to ensure that Permit holders and concessionaires be transferred to dignified and safe conditions”, indicates a document with the companies’ responses signed by Jacob Gonzalez Macias, director of strategic development for the Federal Civil Aviation Agency (AFAC).
The authority even stated that the comments were not based on any study or analysis “which justifies the need to extend the period granted.”
There are also several comments from airlines regarding the cost-benefit of shifting their operations from AICM.
“It does not bring more benefits than costs”said the company AeroUnion in a comment on the forum. “This affects the creation of jobs and the competitiveness of commercial activities related to the trade that comes daily through this route to Mexico City.”
Companies have also warned cost escalation In the supply chains of various products, delays are caused and also reach the end consumer. Some airlines also warned about the effects on the viability of their operations.
“Moving our cargo operations to a new airport Threatens our business model in Mexico, At AICM we have a strong commitment to our customers in providing our solutions,” said Guillaume Marsoin, General Director of Air France KLM Martinair Cargo in Mexico and General Director of Mexico Cargo Handling.
“Operating at two different airports for passenger and cargo activity will certainly lead to confusion and quantifiable additional costs, which may compromise the viability of our cargo operations,” the executive said.
Air Canada’s legal representative, Andrea Valencia Sánchez, recognized that all costs and economic consequences derived from the migration of operations from AICM had not been taken into account, which is the reason she requested the federal government. to subsidize Which allows “economically viable” migration.