Airports Opportunities in Mexico

An Expert's View about Air Transport in Mexico

Posted on: 5 Oct 2010

Mexico has the largest aircraft fleet in LatinAmerica, with international and domesticairports all over the country. The National Infrastructure Plan 2007-2012 expects investment of $5 billion USD in the airports sector.

Sector briefing Airports Opportunities in Mexico Why Mexico? Mexico has the largest aircraft fleet in Latin America, with international and domestic airports all over the country, and more than 1,300 airfields. The most important and largest airports in Mexico are: Mexico City, Cancun, Guadalajara, and Monterrey. Under President Felipe Calderon?s National Infrastructure Programme, an unprecedented effort is being made toward improving the scope, quality, and coverage of infrastructure in the country?airports included. As part of this programme, a $5 billion USD investment will be devoted to projects in this particular Business Guide for Mexico gives an overview of sector. Mexico?s economy, business culture, potential opportunities and an introduction to other The key objective is to expand and upgrade relevant issues. infrastructure and airport services with a long term vision, as well as developing regional ?The National Infrastructure airports and improve interconnection. Other Plan 2007-2012 expects areas of interest are the development of tourist destinations and air cargo. Most of the Mexican investment of $5 billion USD Airports are operated on concession basis by in the airports sector? three private groups ASUR, GAP, and OMA; Mexico City Airport is still controlled by the Mexican Government. Find general information on Mexican market conditions on UKTI?s website. The Doing UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Airports opportunities in Mexico ? Baggage handling Opportunities ? Engineering ? Contractors ? Fuel facilities and distribution Upgrades and expansions ? Design ? Project Managment There are several projects to upgrade or ? Airport Operational Managment systems expand existing airports,some of the projects ? Ground Handling area already under construction or even ? Financial Consulting operating, the following are still an opportunity for UK companies to participate: Equipment Supply ? Toluca ? Cuernavaca As major projects of upgrades and expansions ? San José del Cabo are taking place, there is a continous need for ? Tijuana all types of equipment: ? Mérida ? San Luis ? Flooring ? Furniture ? Fixtures New Airports ? PID?s ? Check in desks The most important project for a new airport is ? Security scanners Mexico City new International Airport, a date ? Other products for the project has not been set but is expected to be tendered by the end of 2011. Rivera Maya is a greenfield project located in Finally, it should be mentioned that a lot of the Yucatan Peninsula a few miles away from investment for the airports sector is planed on Cancun. The investment for the project is $300 a mixed funding basis. million USD, ready to be tendered 2010. Ensenada is a private project suported by local If you have any questions on the opportunities government in the north west of the country, above, contact the UKTI Mexico Infrastructure near the border with California USA. The Team contacts named in this report. Business project is a cargo airport that would support opportunities aimed specifically at UK the logistic centre being built in the area. companies are added daily to UKTI?s website. These leads are sourced by our staff overseas in British Embassies, High Commissions and Airports Groups Consulates, across all sectors and in over 100 markets. The three major groups: ASUR, OMA, and GAP are interested in new technologies for airports, You can be alerted to Mexico/ports business security, consulting services, among a list of opportunities on a regular basis by registering products of services they requiere in order to on the UKTI website. More on UKTI?s business achieve the goals ser in their master plans opportunities service infrastructure investments. Services Support is needed in various areas both for government authorities and for the different airports groups. ? Cargo ? Development of commercial activities ? Regulatory framework ? Security ? IT systems UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Airports opportunities in Mexico Major events and activities UKTI contacts Visit of Mexican Airports Authorities and Diana Leon Airports Operators to the UK Trade & Investment Officer Contact: Marcus Archer British Embassy Mexico City Email: Marcus.archer@ukti.gsi.gov.uk Tel: +52 (55) 16 70 33 02 Time: October 2010 Email: Diana.Leon@fco.gov.uk www.ukti.gov.uk Lourdes Huelgas Find full details of all railways events in Trade and Investment Research Officer Mexico on the UKTI website. New export British Embassy Mexico City events are added daily to the site and you can Tel: +52 (55) 16 70 32 80 register to be alerted to them on a daily, Email: Lourdes.Huelgas@fco.gov.uk weekly or monthly basis www.ukti.gov.uk UKTI?s Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) provides grant support for eligible Small & Medium Sized Enterprises (SME's) to attend trade shows overseas. Find out more about UKTI support for attendance at overseas events UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Airports opportunities in Mexico Next steps - How UKTI can help ? Arranging appointments British companies wishing to develop their ? Organise seminars or other events for business in the Mexican market are advised to you to meet contacts and promote your undertake as much market research and company in the Chinese market planning as possible in the UK. UKTI?s team in Mexico, with its wide local knowledge and This work is available via our Overseas Market experience, can provide a range of services to Introduction Service (OMIS) a chargeable British-based companies wishing to grow their service which assists British-based companies business in global markets. wishing to enter or expand their business in overseas markets. This can include: ? Provision of market information To find out more about commissioning this ? Validated lists of agents/distributors work, or accessing other UKTI services and ? Key market players or potential specialist advice, please visit the UKTI website customers in the Chinese market to find contact details for your local UKTI ? Establishment of interest of such office. contacts in working with you Whereas every effort has been made to ensure that the information given in this document is accurate, neither UK Trade & Investment nor its parent Departments (the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office), accept liability for any errors, omissions or misleading statements, and no warranty is given or responsibility accepted as to the standing of any individual, firm, company or other organisation mentioned. Published 2010 by UK Trade & Investment. Crown Copyright © UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Airports opportunities in Mexico
Posted: 05 October 2010

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