Airports Sector

An Expert's View about Airports in Mexico

Posted on: 2 Dec 2012

Mexico's key objective is to expand and upgrade infrastructure and airport services, as well as developing regional airports and improving interconnection.

Airports Sector in Mexico Mexico has the largest aircraft fleet in Latin America with 62 international and 10 domestic airports throughout the country. The key objective is to expand and upgrade infrastructure and airport services, as well as developing regional airports and improving interconnection. Market overview Most Mexican airports are operated on a concession basis by three private groups: ASUR, GAP, and OMA. As a result of President Felipe Calderon’s National Infrastructure Programme, an unprecedented effort is being made towards improving the scope, quality and coverage of infrastructure in the country, airports included. As part of this programme, a US$5 billion investment has been devoted to projects in this particular sector. In the four years since the Programme was first launched, numerous initiatives have been completed, including Terminal 2 of Mexico City Airport and the new airport at Puerto Peñasco (Sonora). Airports expansion projects have also been completed in Cancun and Monterrey. Key opportunities There are several projects to upgrade or expand existing airports. Whilst some of the projects are already under construction or are now operating, the following airports still provide opportunities for UK companies to get involved: ξ Cuernavaca ξ Tijuana ξ San Luis Potosi ξ Toluca ξ Ensenada Support is also needed in terms of: ξ Cargo ξ Security ξ IT systems ξ Engineering ξ Contractors ξ Design ξ Project management ξ Airport operational management systems ξ Ground handling ξ Financial consulting Equipment Supply As major upgrade and expansion projects are taking place, there is a continuous need for all types of equipment, including: ξ Flooring ξ Furniture ξ Fixtures ξ Perimeter Intrusion Detection Systems (PID’s) ξ Check-in desks ξ Security scanners ξ Other products Latest export opportunities – airports Latest export opportunities - Mexico Getting into the market We encourage British companies to approach well in advance the local authorities that are in charge of projects, since very frequently the time between a tender’s launch and the required proposal submission date is extremely short. Approaching them beforehand is desirable to have an insight of what they need and ask for. It is important to build relationships in the market, so that key local players and decision makers will be aware of your expertise and keep you in mind when forming bidding consortia. In many instances, UK companies choose to partner with local counterparts, benefiting from their business know-how. More about doing business in Mexico Contacts Market intelligence is critical when doing business overseas, and UKTI can provide bespoke market research and support during overseas visits though our chargeable Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS). To commission research or for general advice about the market, get in touch with our specialists in country - or contact your local international trade team. ξ Miguel Angel Medina, British Embassy Mexico. +52 (55) 1670 3280 or email: Miguel.medina@fco.gov.uk ξ Diana Leon, British Embassy Mexico. +52 (55)1670 3302 or email: Diana.leon@fco.gov.uk Contact your local international trade team UKTI Events UKTI runs a range of events for exporters, including seminars in the UK, trade missions to overseas markets and support for attendance at overseas trade shows. Latest events – airports Useful links More about OMIS and other UKTI services for exporters
Posted: 02 December 2012

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