The airports of the municipalities of Sinaloa, Culiacan, Mazatlan and Los Mochis are under the control of federal authorities, reported the Ministry of Communications and Transportation (SCT).
According to a statement from the SCT, the aforementioned airports They are closed for security reasons. for the user public, reported the Federal Civil Aviation Agency (AFAC).
The confirmation from the authorities comes after two aircraft, one from Aeroméxico and another from the Mexican Air Force, were shot by gunmen at the Culiacán airport, after the arrest of Ovidio Guzmán, son of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, was completed.
Even passengers who were on board the Aeroméxico aircraft documented how users reacted to the shots who were targeted by armed individuals.
The assets and the security of the airport facilities, as well as the fuel storage and vehicles that supply it are also duly protected.
The document reports that 32 canceled commercial operations were reported at the Mazatlán International Airport (26 national and 6 international) and In the Culiacán air terminal, 70 commercial operations were suspended (62 national passengers and 8 cargo).
Given the events that occurred early Thursday morning, the AFAC instructed the airport commanders to summon the members of their respective Airport Security Committees, to coordinate operations and deal with any act that could be carried out by organized crime.
He explained that the aviation companies that operate in said airports made their own knowledge the cancellation of their flights from or to the aforementioned air terminals, and informed that they are assisting the passengers located in those sites for the replacement of tickets or reassignment of flights.
Until the afternoon of this Thursday, the authorities in charge of said airports maintain the decision to suspend flights until airport security is guaranteed.
The AFAC indicated that it continues to coordinate with the public security authorities to follow up on the facts and will report the situation in a timely manner.