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Terminal 2 (T-2): Mexico City International Airport

   

The new T-2 of the AICM began operations on November 16th, 2007, with flights by Aeromar, to Colima, Mexico., and by Delta Air Lines, heading Atlanta City, in the United States.

With the inauguration of the new installations, the International Airport of Mexico City (AICM) is the first Latin-American terminal with the necessary infra-structure to attend the world's largest commercial aircraft, the Airbus 380.

 
Getting to Terminal 2
 
To access the T-2 you should take the alternate route for the T-1 of the airport or the Eje 1 Norte.
 
from Circuito Interior Sur
(from the T-1)
 
Pass in front of the T-1 and, at the first return road, do a 'U' turn to take the bridge, then take the turning to the left and continue along Distributor 1; this takes you directly to the new T-2 installations.
 
from Viaducto Alemán or Avenida Hangares (heading east)
 
Directly outside the Terminal 2 installations there is a set of traffic lights, take the left turning here. This avenue can also be accessed from the Circuito Interior heading north.
 
from Avenida Hangares
(heading west)
 

Take the right turning just in front of the principal access road to the T-2. From there follow the road signs to the national or international areas of the terminal.

Equipped with 2 retractable passage ways capable of working simultaneously for the ascent and descent of passengers, more than 500 of them, Terminal 2 (T-2) offers the Airbus 380 its first gateway into Latin America.

 
Split level organization
 
With its 2 floors, Terminal 2 offers passengers departure services on the first floor, whilst arriving passengers are welcomed to the city through the ground floor, thus improving passenger flow whilst complying with the latest international standards of security.
 
The cost of Terminal 2
 

The investment made for the Terminal 2 construction project amounted to US600 mn; US200 mn was provided by the Federal Government and the remaining US400 mn were obtained through the Nacional Financiera Bank, by way of credit from the following banking institutions: Citigroup-Banamex, BBVA-Bancomer, Inbursa & HSBC.

Over the next 20 years, the high-tech equipment now installed in Terminal 2 of Mexico City International Aiport, in spite of the increased passenger numbers, will provide visitors with a quicker documentation process, alongside improved immigration control procedures.

 
Time Savings for Airlines
 
Meanwhile, for the airlines, improved services will be offered regarding the loading of fuel and other airport operations.

At Terminal 2, the average time for the landing phase is reduced to 8 minutes (9 minutes in T1) and just 5 minutes for the take-off phase (15 minutes in T1), thus saving 1 minute and 10 minutes respectively.

The T-2 has a constructed area of 242,496 sq. mts. and 23 contact positions, a further 7 (remote) positions are also available, thus bringing the total of positions offered at the International Airport of Mexico City to 97, of which 56 are contact positions.
 
The boggies
 

For perfect coupling with the airoplanes visiting the airport's T-2, no matter the size, shape, or capacity of the planes, the system offered for the offloading and onloading of passengers is by boggie, permitting the simultaneous use of 2 or 3 retractable passageways from a distance of up to 30 metres.

Furthermore, the height can be adjusted to coincide with any type of aircraft. The perfect solution for the Airbus 380, its only available option for the whole of Latin America.

An important factor taken into consideration during the design and construction
of these facilities was the diverse range of aircraft heights, thus their use is optimum for whatever type of aircraft arrives to the airport.

For example, some aircraft have their doors at a height of 1.2 metres that can be attended through the use of stairways, but others, such as the Airbus 320 or the Boeing 737, whose doors are at a height of 2.5 metres— planes utilized by the principal airlines of Mexico—, other aircraft have their doors at a height of 5.1m and 8 metres - namely the Boeing 747 and the Airbus 380, respectively, all of which can be atended without problems.

 

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Last Updated ( Sunday, 17 January 2010 )
 


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