Drone’s eye view of an airport

Despite flying to or from 213 airports across the globe, Mexico City International Airport (Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de México).is not one of them. This amazing “bird’s eye” video is the closest I have got to that airport so far!

I have really been enjoying the three and a bit minutes of stunning visual coverage of the airport, its runways and planes.

We are assured that the “video was created with the permission and supervision of the Mexico City International Airport authorities”. They also state that the “drone operators were in close contact with the control tower at all times”. (In other words, do not try this at home!).

Mexico City International Airport (IATA: MEX) is Latin America’s second busiest airport in terms of passenger numbers (31,534,638 passengers in 2013). It is served by 27 passenger airlines and 17 cargo carriers connecting 100 dometsic and international destinations. It is the major hub for Mexico’s largest airline Aeroméxico. Skytrax customers give the airport a rating of 7 out of 10 with a fair few negative comments. This video redeems the airport for me!

Mexico has started work on a new airport for its capital, due in about 2022. The airport is a project of Foster and Partners so it should be somewhat stunning. I look forward to seeing the drone’s eye view of the new airport!


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