NTX Magazine Volume 4 - Page 16

INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT Aviation Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Creates Alliance with OMA T transport perishables, helping open he North Texas area is a up that untapped part of Mexico for bridge to success for many. perishable goods along the cold supNow with a unique agreeply chain, too. ment between a group of Mexican Mexpress, a North American airports and the largest airport in the cross-border carrier, is already seesouthwest United States, North Texing benefit. Business for Mexpress as now serves as a bridge between is up 40 percent this year since the Latin America and China -- proving start of the OMA agreement. yet again that the DFW area is in“Through a combination of innodeed a crossroads for economies the vative thinking, new technologies world over. and international partnerships, MexIn February of 2014, Dallas/Fort press Transportation has successfully Worth International Airport signed eclipsed the goal of ‘borderless’ LTL an agreement with Operadora MexiOMA makes DFW Airport – and North Texas – a bridge between Asia and Mexico. and TL deliveries in North Amercana de Aeropuertos, or OMA. OMA ica,” Carlos Durón, president of Mexpress border agencies -- making it cheaper, in many is a private group that runs 13 airports across Transportation, said in a statement. cases, for the companies to transport products Mexico, from Monterrey to Ciudad Juárez to Opportunities of the cooperative agreement via truck to DFW Airport to fly them to other Acapulco. The agreement allows for streamto capitalize on synergies resulting from air parts of the world. Certain certifications allow lining of customs processes from Monterrey and truck service between North Texas and trucking companies to cross the Mexico/U.S. to DFW Airport, making it possible for DFW Monterrey, as well as the chance to stimulate border without significant delays, expediting Airport to serve as a gateway for goods from commercial development via expanding cargo travel time and lowering the overall cost to deMexico to Asia in a faster, less expensive way. In needs and cargo traffic, make the agreement liver a product internationally. doing so, the agreement brings the potential for between DFW Airport and OMA a boon for “This agreement is a commitment to each more business for companies in North Texas. the entire North Texas area. The agreement other that we are going to continue this rela“One of our strategic goals at the Airport is also helps to strengthen long-standing culture tionship and look for ways to work together,” all about increasing air connectivity, from both and economic ties between Texas and Mexico. Terrell said. “It was an expression of an inforpassenger and air carg