The Mexican government is considering proposals for new airports in two cities.
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato; and Ensenada, Baja California are under consideration by the Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications, and Transportation (SICT), which requested last month US$860,415 for a feasibility study.
“These studies will include surveys to determine the groundwater level and soil layers’ capacity to support the buildings as well as carrying out foundation solution proposals,” the Minister of the SICT Jorge Nuno said.
“Both projects include a study that outlines the development of airport infrastructure in short, medium, and long-term phase,” Nuno continued.
San Miguel de Allende is in Guanajuato, and Ensenada is just over the Mexican border in Baja California. Both cities are considered significant tourist destinations, and officials believe they merit their own airports.
Experts said Ensenada’s proximity to the United States makes it a great candidate for an airport, and the project could be cheaper by expanding the nearby civil aviation base.
Construction is not imminent, however, as the feasibility studies alone are not expected to be completed until August.
Though San Miguel de Allende is an attractive area for tourism, the closest major airport is an hour away. Ensenada is located near the international airport in Tijuana.
San Miguel Times