The New Mexico City International Airport (NAICM) will require approximately 400 traffic controllers – 200 more than currently employed by the Mexico City National Airport – to carry out air traffic control activities, according to Roberto Kobeh Gonzalez, the director general of Air Navigation Services Mexican (SENEAM).

According to a recent statement, the Communications and Transport Secretariat (SCT) is currently preparing the transition process so there are enough controllers to meet the demands of the NAICM.

He added that the objective of this action is "to guarantee the safety of the air operations of the new airport, as in the International Airport of Mexico City".

The SENEAM leader emphasized that this strengthening of personnel will help avoid making fragile mistakes that could jeopardize air operations.

The training of air traffic controllers, which is endorsed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), lasts two years.