Simple Flying - Daniel Martínez Garbuno

Historically, Tijuana has been a small airport. It is only in the last few years that the hub has gained importance. The best thing about Tijuana’s airport is its location. It is less than 100 meters away from the US border. That’s why the Governments of Mexico and the United States decreed, back in 2012, to set up a bridge connecting through TIJ. This bridge is now called the Cross Border Xpress (CBX).

Then the pandemic came, and Mexico and the US closed their ground borders. It seemed like Tijuana should have suffered but, somewhat surprisingly, it has grown. The pandemic has led to an opportunity.

The Mexico-US air travel market has been one of the highlights worldwide despite the pandemic. US citizens, keen to get out of their cities and travel, chose Mexico as their destination due to the lack of travel restrictions. Tijuana quickly picked up on this trend.

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