Locations - Mexico City Felipe Angeles Airport (Santa Lucia)
Felipe Angeles International Airport (Santa Lucía)
Av Sta Lucia, 55600 Zumpango de Ocampo, México.
+52 (33) 4624 2114
Monday to Sunday 5:00 a 23:00
Rent a car at the AIFA and connect with the CDMX
Are you thinking of traveling to the new Felipe Ángeles International Airport (AIFA)? If so, you are interested in knowing which airlines fly there, what places to visit, how to get there from the CDMX and how to save on your trip.
In this article we will tell you everything you need to know about the new airport and how car rental works at the AIFA. Keep reading and find out why flying to the AIFA and renting a car is an excellent option!
Which airlines operate at the AIFA?
At the AIFA, formerly known as the Santa Lucía Air Base, operate the main Mexican airlines such as Viva Aerobús, Aeroméxico, Volaris, Aeroméxico Connect and Magnicharters. There are also some foreign firms such as Arajet, Conviasa and Copa Airlines that offer international flights.
What destinations have connection with the Santa Lucía airport?
From the AIFA you can fly to many destinations. The most popular are:
- Puerto Vallarta.
Other connected destinations are: Acapulco, Mexicali, Veracruz, Puerto Escondido, Huatulco, Los Cabos and La Paz. And if you want to leave the country, you can choose from these destinations:
- Santo Domingo
- Panama City
How to get to the AIFA from the CDMX?
To get to the AIFA from Mexico City you have several options, depending on where you leave. Most of the options connect with the Circuito Exterior Mexiquense and with the new road to Tonanitla.
The time it takes to get there can vary: between 40 and 90 minutes approximately. The traffic changes according to the time and day and also determines the arrival time. We recommend using a navigation app like Waze or Google Maps to plan your route.
Is it cheaper to fly to the AIFA than to the AICM?
The answer is yes, and it is due to two main reasons: on the one hand, airlines have lower operating costs at the AIFA. The airport facilities fee at Santa Lucía is cheaper than at the Benito Juarez International Airport (AICM). At Santa Lucía, the fee is $20.84 US dollars. On the other hand, at the AICM, the fee is $26.02 dollars.
How to connect AIFA with AICM and with the rest of the CDMX?
If you think it is expensive and complicated to get to the AIFA, we have good news for you. Renting a car in Zumpango (AIFA) with MEX Rent A Car is the best option. You will be able to go fast and cheap from Felipe Ángeles Santa Lucía Airport, to the AICM, Reforma area and Toluca airport.
In addition, at MEX we do not charge extra for returning the car at any of our four offices in Valle de México. So you can rent a car at the AIFA, the AICM or in Toluca, and return it wherever it suits you best without paying more.
What places near the AIFA can you visit?
The AIFA is a tourist place with three museums: the Mammoth Museum, the Air Museum and the Railway Museum. There you can learn about history, science and culture of Mexico and the world. And if you want to explore further, you can visit nearby places like Tepotzotlán, Pachuca, Teotihuacán and CDMX, which are a short distance from the AIFA.
As you can see, the AIFA is an airport that has many benefits. Not only does it allow you to travel to different destinations at affordable prices, but it also gives you the opportunity to discover fascinating places near the capital. Prepare your credit card and your driver's license to rent with us.
If you want to live this experience, rent a car with MEX Rent A Car. This way you can move around comfortably and safely wherever you want. We are waiting for you at the AIFA!