Analysis: After megaproject canceled, what’s the future for Mexico City airports?

Despite the actual cost of canceling Mexico City Texcoco Airport, the current government is going forward with its plan of creating a three-airport system to serve Mexico City.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The plans were terrific: It was to become the biggest airport in the Western Hemisphere and the third largest in the world. A megaproject for a megacity. But instead of living the dream, the cancellation of the construction of the Mexico City Texcoco Airport, which was supposed to be Mexico City’s New International Airport, will cost a horrific US$16.12 billion, according to an investigation published by the Federal Auditor’s Office (ASF).

This amount was 232% more than what was previously predicted, according to the audit. However, it caused controversy with Mexico’s . . .

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