A tunnel that can connect two cities can be used to bring air traffic to the other.
That is the case for a U.S. company and its Mexican partners, who hope to get a new tunnel built on a desert island that has been in limbo for decades.
The tunnel is the latest attempt by the United State to get air traffic into Mexico from the United Kingdom.
“It’s not going to happen in a day or two, but I think it’s a good idea,” said Dan Smith, vice president of the company, AeroMexico.
The company hopes to open a new airway through the Chihuahua desert next month.
“We’re hoping to start up the tunnel, get it running and then see what happens with it,” Smith said.
Smith said the tunnel could be used by Mexican government flights, which normally fly from the U.K. to the U, and that the U-turn could bring in air traffic from the UK to the Chahue.
The United States has been trying to get Mexico to accept its plan to build a new airport at the site of the former Las Tunas airfield in Mexico City.
That plan was blocked by Mexico in 2009.
The government in Mexico is now trying to negotiate a deal with the United Nations to start building the new airport in 2019.
Smith and AeroMexico have the funding to get the project going.
AeroMexico’s plans are similar to the one that was rejected in the United Arab Emirates, a country that has used tunnels to get international flights into and out of the country.
Smith is a member of the group that proposed the tunnel at the Chihaya desert site, but he said it will not be a tunnel through the desert.
He said it would be a corridor through the earth and be able to go through some rock and dirt, like an aqueduct, and not just a narrow tunnel.
“If the tunnel goes through the soil, then it will be a great route,” Smith told CBC News.
The Chihuahuas airport, located in the south of the state of Jalisco, has been shut down for decades, and the state has been fighting a campaign to get it reopened.
The state is trying to build the new tunnel because of a lack of infrastructure to handle air traffic.