Mexico City International Airport From the Air (VIDEO)

The Daily Telegraph, November 14, 2014

A striking new film has been made using a drone flying over the Mexico City International Airport.

Featuring shots of take-offs and landings, as well as taxiing planes and the area around the runways, the footage was created with permission from the Mexico City International Airport authorities.

Drones are often banned near airports, but Mexican officials had approached the film-maker, Tarsicio Sañudo, asking him to capture a snapshot life at the airport using a drone. Air traffic controllers were aware of the filming; at one point one is even seen waving at the drone camera. Pilots and control towers were in contact with the drone operator for safety purposes.

Mexico International Airport is the country's busiest airport, and the second busiest in Latin America in terms of traffic. Serving the world's biggest city, the airport receives more than 90,000 passengers a day.

It is officially known as Aeropuerto Internacional Benito Juárez.

Photography and editing Tarsicio Sañudo


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