Uber aims to serve Mexico’s new remote airport in the ‘near future’ | Tech News

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Uber is working with Mexican authorities to provide service to and from the capital’s new airport, which officially opened on Monday with just a few flights and lacks key transport to the sadly plagued megalopolis. traffic.

The ride-sharing giant’s Mexican unit said in a statement to Reuters it hoped to offer service “in the near future” at Felipe Angeles International Airport, about 45 km (28 miles) north of the international hub of long-standing from Mexico City.

The airport is the first of Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s signature infrastructure projects to be completed, three years after he scrapped a partially constructed $13 billion airport he said was riddled with government corruption. previous administration.

The president said the new site will reduce congestion at the existing airport, although only a few daily flights are operating and a promised rail link has yet to be completed.

Lopez Obrador left for the airport grand opening around 5 a.m. Monday, local media reported, after saying he would arrive from the city’s densely populated downtown in just 40 minutes.

A traveler lamented that it took two hours to get to the airport on Monday, after her maps app sent her on dirt roads around the airport.

(Reporting by Kylie Madry; Editing by Alistair Bell)

Copyright 2022 Thomson Reuters.

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