Aeromexico will begin daily service later this month between Mexico City and Washington, D.C., as part of a careful expansion in the U.S. by the publicly traded Mexican flag carrier.
Mexico City International Airport
Bombardier Learjet 45, Mexico City, Mexico, Nov. 4, 2008–The Learjet, carrying Mexico’s Interior Minister, Juan Camilo Mourino, four of his aides and three crewmembers, crashed into a business district in Mexico City during rush hour, killing all on board. Five people on the ground were killed when the jet crashed into a number of cars, setting them on fire, and 40 people were injured.
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.