Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Don't want to fly into Mexico City? Why don't you relocate your business here?

So I ran across an article that I wanted to quote from, but it's an AP article, know...

Basically, Mexico City's airport is near capacity, so a new airport was going to be built, but a referendum just resulted in a stop work order on the project. Or it will result in a stop work order once the new President of Mexico takes office. The current President will continue building.

So Mexico City is left with an overcrowded airport for at least the short term. Here's an non-Associated Press description of the problem (although the link is dated, because it was written before the election and subsequent referendum).

Mexico City long ago outgrew the two-terminal Benito Juárez International Airport, which is notorious for delays, overcrowding and canceled flights.

It's too bad that Mexico City has an overcrowded airport; that makes it tough for businesspeople to fly in there to do business. Too bad that there isn't an undercrowded airport, that could easily absorb additional flight capacity.

You see where this is going.

Now perhaps we can't host NFL games in Ontario, but we can host basketball games (and the occasional Pat Benatar) and we can do things in our convention center.

And yes, Mexico City businesspeople, a good portion of the citizens of Ontario speak Spanish.