Mexico City International Airport (AICM) on Thursday suspended operations “for safety and due to weather” due to the storms of Lidia in the Pacific and Harvey in Louisiana (USA), which caused flooding in the airport.
According to a statement from the AICM, the operations were stopped from 18.40, Mexico time, due to flooding of the runways. According to estimates of the airport itself, yesterday at midnight the takeoffs and landings would be resumed.
However, until 10:30 hours, 18 flights had been canceled and another 150 were affected. The flights that had to be diverted landed in the airports of Querétaro, Acapulco, Leon, Veracruz, Toluca, Guadalajara, Morelia and Cancun.
The Benito Juarez International Airport is located in the Peñón de los Baños neighborhood five kilometers east of the Historic Center of Mexico City. It is the main airport in the country and is part of the Airport Group of Mexico City that includes the airports of Toluca , Puebla, Cuernavaca and Querétaro.