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GAP: Jan 2023 Passenger Traffic Up 30.0% at 12 Mexican Airports

For January 2023, the total number of terminal passengers at GAP’s 12 Mexican airports increased by 30.0%, compared to the same period of 2022. Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, Guadalajara, and Tijuana presented an increase in passenger traffic of 46.5%, 39.2%, 31.7%, and 20.1% respectively, compared to January 2022.

Mexico Celebrates Constitution Day on February 6th

February 5th commemorates the signing of the Constitución Política de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos in 1917. Nowadays, the official observance is on the first Monday in February, which in 2023 is February 6th, so Mexican citizens can enjoy a long weekend.

Aeromexico to Offer Mexico City – Houston Flights from AIFA

Aeromexico this week announced that it has obtained the necessary authorizations to launch the first international route from Mexico City’s new Felipe Ángeles International Airport to the United States. Starting on May 1, 2023, Aeromexico will begin flying daily from the capitol city's new airport to Houston, Texas.

20.6 Million International Tourists Flew into Mexico in 2022

Up to 20.6 million international tourists flew into Mexico in 2022, an increase of 46.3% over the previous year, the Mexican Government's Secretariat of Tourism (Sectur) reported on Sunday. Most visitors came from the United States, Canada and Colombia, representing 15.6 million of the total, according to official figures.

Mexico’s Multired Banks Offer Commission-Free ATM Transactions

HSBC, Scotiabank, Inbursa, Banregio, Banca Mifel and Banco del Bajío announced the launch of Multired, an alliance that will allow customers of these banks to withdraw cash and check balances without paying commissions. The Multired network will benefit more than 13.2 million customers and incorporate 9,352 ATMs.

Jalisco to Send 10,000 Tons of Avocado to US for Super Bowl LVII

The Super Bowl, one of the most anticipated events for football fans in the United States, is just around the corner, and Avocados from Jalisco will be one of the stars of this edition. This is because, for the first time, the guacamole fans will be consuming as they watch the Big Game will be made from avocados from Jalisco.

US Department of Labor Helps Fund Worker Rights in Mexico

The U.S. Department of Labor on Tuesday announced the award of a $10 million cooperative agreement to The Ergo Group to provide assistance to state labor courts in Mexico in protecting worker rights. The project aligns with U.S. obligations in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement and the goals of Mexico’s 2019 labor reform.

FAA Opens Regional Office in Mexico – What This Means

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has opened an office for the first time in Mexico as it looks to strengthen the cooperation between both countries. Mexico is the country with the most significant number of flights to and from the United States and the number one destination for international travel of US citizens.

Mexico Plans to Replace the 20 Peso Bill with a Coin

The 20-peso bill, considered the most beautiful in Latin America in 2021, will be withdrawn from circulation in 2025 and replaced by coins. According to the Bank of Mexico, this is due to several factors, one of which is that coins have a longer lifespan than banknotes.

Three Amigos Take on North America’s Biggest Challenges

The United States, Canada and Mexico worked together to advance a safer and more prosperous future for people in areas including equity and inclusion, irregular migration and regional security at the North American Leaders Summit in Mexico City January 9–10.
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