Discover the New CDMX International Airport
The new Mexico City International Airport (NAICM) will be able to serve 125 million passengers a year, will have cutting-edge facilities and will be Latin America’s top airport.
Due to saturation at the current Mexico City International Airport (AICM), construction has begun on a new air terminal. The design, by architects Norman Foster, from Great Britain, and Mexican Fernando Romero, was inspired by the national shield.
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It will be among the largest in the world
The new Mexico City International Airport is the 2nd largest airport, in terms of construction, worldwide.
The design is inspired by the national shield, since the ceiling over the entrance will simulate the outspread wings of a golden eagle.
The terminal building will be four floors high, with facilities that include shopping areas.
It will be six times larger than the current airport and will be the main connection hub for Latin America.
Over 164 million cubic feet of debris and waste will be removed prior to construction, the equivalent of 70 Azteca Stadiums.
The NAICM will collect and treat rainwater. The liquid will be collected by columns in the terminal building and thoroughly treated. The new facilities will consume 79% less water than the AICM.
It will be located six miles from the current airport, meaning it will be a central option, accessible to people living in greater Mexico City.
Transportation will be available on the Mexibus. A route will be built from the Naucalpan de Juárez municipality, to the north of the city.
90% of the 300 companies involved in the construction are Mexican.
In its first phase, it will have three parallel, simultaneously operating runways and capacity for more than 70 million passengers annually.
In the final phase, it will have six runways with triple simultaneous approach and capacity for 125 million passengers a year
Amazing, isn’t it?