PXM: Ready For More Flights
Come fly to us, please. Puerto Escondido’s international airport (PXM) has a customs office for international flights on private jets and the airport facilities are in great shape. Aeromar and VivaAerobus both offer daily flights to Mexico City (VivaAerobus flies twice a day during peak travel times) and AeroTucán has daily flights to Oaxaca. So most days there are three scheduled flights, plus a steady stream of Lear Jets, Gulf Streams and Hawker jets plus smaller planes. Private flight schools in Acapulco use our airport for practice in taking off and landing.
The popular, low-cost, Mexican carrier, Interjet, had announced plans for flights to Puerto for December, 2011, but that never happened. Then there was talk of it initiating flights for September 2013. Apparently, the latest problem has to do with production delays with the 20 Russian Sukhoi Superjet 100’s, which Interjet has had on order since July 2011. The first three of 20 were delivered in late 2013. The airline has indicated to travel agencies that it may have flights to Puerto in March of this year.
PXM is one of 19 airports administered by the federal government, the rest, including Huatulco, are run by private corporations through government concessions. According to Puerto’s airport administrator, Juan Manuel Carlos Enrique Acuña López, the airport is seeking certification from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) an agency of the United Nations. Getting ICAO certification for all of Mexico’s airports is a goal of the Peña Nieto administration.