Flying into Mexico won't get easier soon

 - May 6, 2008, 6:58 AM

Efforts to relieve congestion at Mexico City Benito Juarez International Airport were dealt a blow last month when the Mexican government abandoned plans to build a new international airport at Texcoco. The project, which was approved just last October, was scrapped following violent protests by local farmers. Pedro Cerisola, Mexico’s secretary of communications and transport, said the government would explore several alternatives, from expansion of the current airport to building a new airfield at other sites more distant from the capital. Current traffic projections indicate that Juarez International could become saturated within eight years.