Mexico City International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de México or AICM), also called
Benito Juárez International Airport (IATA: MEX, ICAO: MMMX) is a commercial airport that serves Mexico City, the capital
of Mexico. Although it has no official name, it is colloquially named after the 19th century statesman Benito Juárez and
is Mexico's main international and domestic gateway. This airport offers direct flights to more than 300 destinations worldwide.
Early in 2005, Qantas, Singapore Airlines and China Airlines, among others, announced interest in opening routes
to Mexico City International Airport from Australia and Asia. While Mexicana is studying the possibility of launching
flights Mexico City-Tijuana-Tokyo/Bangkok/Shanghai/Hong Kong/Singapore with Airbus A340-500 aircraft. With the opening
of T2 it will be the first latin-american airport to be capable of handling the A380.
In 2005, the airport served 27 million passengers, increasing to 29.7 in 2006 and 19 million in the first half of 2007.
When current renovations and expansion projects are fully completed, the airport will be able to handle up to 45 million
passengers per year.