Emirates receives Civil Aviation permit to operate in Mexico City

The company said it will start operations at the Mexico City International Airport as of December 9th 2019

CDMX (Times Media Mexico) – Emirates received on Wednesday November 06 2019 the permission from the General Agency of Civil Aviation to operate a flight between Dubai and Mexico City airports, through the use of the “fifth freedom” in Barcelona.

In a statement, the Emirate company said it will begin operations on December 9 with a daily flight from Mexico City International Airport (AICM).

“We are pleased to confirm that Emirates has now obtained permission for our next flight between Dubai-Mexico City through Barcelona (…) We would like to express our appreciation to the authorities in Mexico who have granted us the permission and the necessary slots to operate our flights,” said Salem Obaidalla, senior vice president of Commercial Operations of the Americas at Emirates in a statement.

This is the permit that the Arab airline needed from Mexican authorities to start daily operations as of next month.

The arrival of Emirates raised a legal process between this airline and Aeromexico, who seeks to avoid Emirates from operating in Mexico accusing them of unfair competition, as well as affecting Mexican crews, which occasionally would be affected by the closure of the CDMX-Barcelona operated by the Mexican airline.

In a recent interview, Aeromexico CEO Andres Conesa said Emirates ‘has no business in Mexico’.

Sources with knowledge of the legal process between Aeromexico and Emirates told “El Financiero” newspaper that two of the three injunctions promoted by the Mexican airline are still in force.

 

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