Mexico City Santa Lucía Airport

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Santa Lucía Air Force Base

Base Aérea No. 1 Santa Lucía
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Airport typePublic / Military
ServesZumpango, State of Mexico, Mexico
Coordinates19°45′24″N 099°00′55″W / 19.75667°N 99.01528°W / 19.75667; -99.01528Coordinates: 19°45′24″N 099°00′55″W / 19.75667°N 99.01528°W / 19.75667; -99.01528
MEX is located in Mexico
Location of the airport in Mexico
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 3,500 11,483 Asphalt
Sources: MEX,[1] STV,[2]

Santa Lucía Air Force Base (IATA: MEX, ICAO: MMSM) is a military airport located in Zumpango, in the State of Mexico, Mexico. It is the plan of the current Mexican government that a new civilian international airport for Mexico City be built on the grounds of the air force base. Two runways and a new terminal are planned during the first phase, due to open in 2021.[3]

On April 24, 2019, Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced that construction of the new airport would commence on Monday, April 29, 2019.[4] On June 12, a judge ordered the suspension of construction of the airport until environmental and cultural studies have been completed.[5] The Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) announced its approval of construction of a terminal at the new airport site on July 17, 2019.[6]


  1. ^  Mexico
  2. ^ Airport information for Santa Lucía Air Force Base Num 1 at Transport Search website.
  3. ^ "What Is Next for Mexico City Airport After Mega Project Axed?". Retrieved 2018-11-09.
  4. ^ "Mexican president says new airport construction to start next week". Reuters. April 24, 2019. Retrieved June 15, 2019.
  5. ^ "Suspenden aeropuerto de Santa Lucía hasta que tenga permisos ambientales" [Airport of Santa Lucia is suspended until environmental permission is released]. CNN en Espanol (in Spanish). June 12, 2019. Retrieved June 15, 2019.
  6. ^ "Semarnat palomea a Santa Lucia entrega dictamen sobre el nuevo aeropuerto" [Environmental agency delivers Santa Lucia Airport construction approval], Excelsior (in Spanish), Mexico City, July 21, 2019, retrieved July 21, 2019

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