The Mexican government is actively considering the establishment of new airports in the cities of San Miguel de Allende and Ensenada. The Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications, and Transportation (SICT) has requested $860,415 for a comprehensive feasibility study, encompassing groundwater levels, soil capacity, and foundational solutions.
Minister Jorge Nuno of SICT stated, “Both projects include a study that outlines the development of airport infrastructure in short, medium, and long-term phases.” San Miguel de Allende in Guanajuato and Ensenada in Baja California, both recognized tourist destinations, are the proposed locations.
Ensenada’s strategic proximity to the United States positions it as a strong candidate, with potential cost advantages by expanding the nearby civil aviation base. While construction is not imminent, the feasibility studies are slated for completion in August.
Despite San Miguel de Allende’s appeal for tourism, the absence of a nearby major airport makes it a compelling candidate for enhanced connectivity. On the other hand, Ensenada benefits from its proximity to the international airport in Tijuana.
These initiatives align with Mexico’s commitment to bolstering its tourism infrastructure, unlocking economic potential and expanding accessibility to these culturally rich destinations.