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US Regulator Reinstates Mexico to Top Aviation Safety Category

The US aviation regulator, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), has reinstated Mexico’s category 1 aviation safety rating – meaning the country is one of the safest to fly to from the US.

It follows more than 2 years of Mexico being ranked a category 2 destination by the FAA.

Global aviation industry group, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has welcomed the move.

“The connectivity between Mexico and the United States is one of the most important in the world and contributes significantly to the social and economic development of the country. With the return of category 1, Mexican airlines will leave behind the prior restrictions, which have considerably affected the post-pandemic recovery and ability to grow their service in the Mexico – US market,” said Peter Cerdá, IATA’s Regional Vice President for the Americas.

Geoff Percival
Geoff Percival
Geoff has worked in business, news, consumer and travel journalism for more than 25 years; having worked for and contributed to the likes of The Irish Examiner, Business & Finance, Business Plus, The Sunday Times, The Irish News, Senior Times, and The Sunday Tribune.

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