Mexico City Airport: How safe is it?

Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City is like any other major international airport — comfortable, safe, clean, lots of shopping and good food. Plus, there is friendly help everywhere — wait staff, porters to help with luggage, and even the experience of going through customs is positive.

People often ask me:  How safe is it to fly into Mexico City?  My answer would be:  Mexico City airport is as safe as flying into Chicago O’Hare, DFW or Houston Intercontinental, LAX or IAD.  Okay, pick your U.S. destination and compare the photos below to what a big airport looks like anywhere USA.

Here are photos to prove it!

People are connecting in this lounge to the U.S., Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Argentina.  I heard French, Spanish, Japanese, and English.

And laptops, iPads, Blackberries, iPhones, and Droids are ubiquitous.  Telcel even gives you limited free Wi-Fi access, and there are Samsung charging stations everywhere.

And, one more …

The man sitting next to me was a New Yorker who had just returned from San Cristobal de Casas.  He works for a boutique hotel organization and was checking out an affiliation in Chiapas.  Newark to Mexico City to San Cristobal.  Muy facile.  And, he spoke very little Spanish (muchas gracias, un poquito) and got by very well.

Most U.S. air carriers bring passengers to Benito Juarez International Airport and connect them on Aeromexico to destinations throughout Mexico and south, including Oaxaca.

Buen viaje!

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