Ride hailing company Uber Technologies Inc. (UBER) is seeking the necessary approvals from Mexican authorities to start offering its services to the newly opened airport in Mexico City which was officially opened at the beginning of the week.
The airport is yet to pick up since it’s currently registering a few flights and lacks key transportation to the infamously traffic-plagued megacity.
In a press statement Uber says it hopes to its services in the near future to the Felipe Angeles International Airport, which is approximately 45 km (28 miles) north of the capital city’s international hub.
The Felipe Angeles International Airport is the first airport to be constructed under the administration of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. Completion of the this project comes three years after the President cancelled a $13-billion partly build airport which he claimed was attached to the corruption of the previous administration.
The President says the new site will reduce congestion at the existing airport even though currently the facility handles just a few daily flights. He further promised a train connection to the airport which is still underway.