A court revokes the suspension of the construction of the new Mexico City airport

The Tenth Federal Court of Mexico has revoked the last suspension against the construction of the new Mexico City airport after the president of the country, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, filed an appeal to start the work at the military base in Santa Lucia.

The resolution, which has taken place unanimously, establishes the revocation of the sentence issued by the district judge who suspended the construction, as reported by the local newspaper ‘El Universal’.

After the revocation, there is no order that prevents the Government from continuing with the project, although the authorities must comply with the administrative procedures and permits established by law.

López Obrador plans to build two new runways in Santa Lucia, overhaul the current Mexico City airport and the nearby city of Toluca, to solve the saturation of the current capital terminal in Mexico City: the current Benito Juárez International Airport in Mexico City (AICM), an infrastructure that moves 47 million passengers, when it was designed to serve 32 million users a year.

As the newspaper ‘El Sol de México’ has pointed out, after the revocation, the leader will kick off the works from the military base on Thursday. The Secretary of Communications and Transportation, Javier Jiménez Espriú, had already advanced the visit of the president after asserting that the «Byzantine discussions» end with the ruling, as there are no more legal impediments.

«We will comply with what the legal part says, but if the amparos are already released, as you say they are already released, we will start tomorrow,» he said. «Many uncertainties will end and we will put aside the Byzantine discussions and we will work hard to meet the dates,» he added.