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Toluca International Airport sees sharp increase in passenger traffic

Toluca, Mexico — The Toluca International Airport has seen a significant increase in passenger traffic with the shapest being the month of October.

As a preferred alternative to the Benito Juárez International Airport of Mexico City, the international airport of Toluca has seen a rise mainly in national tourist. In October alone, the number of passengers increased 22 percent.

The general director and airport administrator of the AIT, Hector Espinosa, said that the increase in the number of passengers “is a reflection of the preference of people to fly easily from Toluca Airport,” since this air terminal is easier to access.

For those who live in colonies and delegations from the western part of the CdMx such as Cuajimalpa, Santa Fe, San Angel, Desierto de los Leones, the Mexico-Toluca highway is more useful than crossing the Piedad Viaduct during the rush hour in the capital of the country.

The official explained that in the month of October, passenger traffic grew 22 percent percent with about 60,000 domestic and foreign travelers compared with 58,859 users in October 2016.

In the first ten months of this year, the AIT registered a mobilization of more than 500,000 passengers, which meant an increase of 2.1 percent, in comparison with the same period of the previous year. The routes with the highest preference and growth in passenger traffic were Monterrey, Cancun and Guadalajara.

From January to August of this year, they transported 20,000 tons of cargo, which represented an increase of 39 percent with respect to the same period of the previous year.

Espinosa explained that the figure went from 14,000 tons in the first eight months of 2016, to 20,000 tons in the same period of this year, of which 83 percent correspond to international cargo and 17 percent to domestic cargo.

He highlighted that between 2006 and 2016, 294,000 tons have been transported from Toluca.

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