According to the National Air Transportation Board (Canaero) and the Association of Pilots of Aviators of Mexico, airports have been affected since Sunday, and private airlines have reported the delay of two flights.
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This is due to the intermittent delivery of turbosine through pipes, the fuel that used to arrive more immediately via the pipelines that the federal government decided to close to combat fuel theft in the country.
It is the terminals of Querétaro, Reynosa (Tamaulipas) and Silao (Guanajuato) impacts of the shortage have been felt already. In addition, the Canaero alerted of possible impacts of fuel delivery in CDMX, Cancun and Puerto Vallarta, where they are working with fuel levels lower than normal.
“The issue of shortage is also affecting the air transport industry. There have been shortages at three airports. We are working hand in hand with ASA (Airports and Auxiliary Services) and Pemex to meet this vitally important input for this industry,” said Pérez-Alonso, on his Twitter account, on Tuesday.
However, yesterday he told El Heraldo de Mexico that Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, and Mexico City have “alerts” from ASA, and that Silao had a notification from the airport administrator that the fuel was not available.
Despite the warning, El Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico, the management company for the Puerto Vallarta airport and publically traded company, stated they do not expect any shortages in Puerto Vallarta or any other airports they manage.
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