The San Miguel de Allende airdrome is almost ready for operation and will connect the city to major cities like Monterrey and Guadalajara and to Mexico’s most popular beach destinations.
Government representatives, business executives and public figures, who have been behind the project from the beginning, highly anticipate the reopening of the airdrome—which has been closed for over a year for renovation—as it will attract even larger numbers of tourists to “the world’s most beautiful city.”
The airdrome is currently in the second phase of this three-phase project. The concrete foundation, stretching over 1,500 meters long, has been laid and the aircraft- embarkation platform has been set up. The focus of the final stage is the runway, signage and finishing touches.
“The airdrome will connect the city of San Miguel de Allende to the rest of the country,” stated Fernando Olivera, the Minister of Tourism.
“It is great to see the continued efforts to invest in San Miguel’s tourism infrastructure. And at the head of this ambitious endeavor is the city mayor himself, Mauricio Trejo. I can picture the airdrome already in operation, offering daily flights to Monterrey, Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta and Los Cabos.”
He added that the project has received tremendous support from Andrés Conesa, the general director of Aeroméxico and husband of professional golfer, Lorena Ochoa. Alexandre Argudín Le Roy, the general director of Civil Aviation of the Ministry of Transport and Communications, told El Econo- mista last Monday that the San Miguel de Allende airdrome will be up and running by the month of June, joining forces with the over 1,800 airdromes operating in the country—all of them specially designed to facilitate the landing of smaller planes. The original contract for the
airdrome project was returned to the municipal government by the employees of Aviación—a civil organization—who recognized that a project of this size required a larger team of experts and the support of the government to bring the project to fruition.
Some 70 years in operation, the airdrome is being modernized to preserve its time-honored trajec- tory and will continue to serve as a small base for aircrafts having up to 14 passengers.