Training is underway this week at Los Cabos International Airport, the third busiest airport in the entire country, to ensure the safety and security of travelers to the beach resort destination.
It is part of the Operational Safety Week – GAP Safety Week 2023, organized by the publicly-traded owner of the airport in Los Cabos, Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP).
Stepping Up Safety
There have been a number of airline incidents in the United States this year, including jets approaching runways where airplanes were waiting to depart and even wing collisions while departing airport gates.
To avoid these types of incidents and others that risk the safety of passengers, Los Cabos International Airport held a series of trainings and meetings to ensure that flight operations remain safe for visitors on their vacation getaway.
The twelve different Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP) airports across Mexico, as well as the one they own in Kingston, Jamaica, participated in the program this week. One of the highlights was the ability to share best practices related to safety and security.
Unfortunately, this is the only event of its kind in Mexico. However, other airports in Mexico are interested in replicating the program as well.
Regaining Top Security Level
This safety and security week comes just months after Mexican airlines regained the highest possible security rating from the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Department of Transportation.
It was several years ago that the Mexican airlines were widely unable to expand routes and destinations in the United States due to the lower security level.
Now that the rating has been restored, travelers to Los Cabos are seeing an increase of flight options and new destinations from the Mexican airlines. They have also been downward pressure on some of the recent high airfares to the beach resort destination.
The Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP) airports, including Los Cabos International Airport, are now ensuring the support training is completed so that the Mexican airlines keep the important safety rating for travelers from the United States.
One of The Busiest Airports in Mexico
During the month of October, Los Cabos was one of the busiest airports in the entire country. It even posted a more than 11 percent increase in visitors during what is considered a slow month for travelers prior to the peak fall and winter holiday travel season.
So far, all of the recent indicators show that Los Cabos should be expecting a very busy upcoming peak fall and winter holiday travel season.
As traffic increases at the airport, safety and security measures will become even more important to protect all of the visitors to the area.
That’s why the fifth annual observance of the safety and security week at Los Cabos International Airport also included the Air Safety of the Federal Civil Aviation Agency (AFAC) to make sure that all elements of aircraft safety and airport operations were reviewed and trained.
Tourist Safety Comes First
Travelers flying to the Los Cabos International Airport should have already felt confident that their safety and security were a priority when visiting the beach resort destination.
However, the recent review and strengthening of safety and security measures at the airport should make them feel even more confident.
Despite the retraining effort and focus on safety week among airport officials and workers, visitors to Los Cabos should still be observant when using the airport and should say something to local law enforcement officials if they see something that does not seem right.
Airport security is not only the responsibility of trained personnel at the airport. Travelers to Los Cabos and other vacation getaways around the world also have a shared responsibility for safety and security to keep themselves and others using the airport facilities protected.
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