Mexico’s economy is suffering from a severe recession, and some cities are considering shutting down airports to try to stem the hemorrhaging.
But the country’s transport authorities have long been wary of a drastic overhaul of its airways, as the country has a long history of deadly pollution.
On Thursday, the National Transportation Commission (CNCE) announced a series of air quality measures, which could have serious consequences for travelers.
They include a ban on flying at night, as well as the construction of an airfield in Ciudad Juarez.
Mexico has been plagued by a series, including a 2010-2011 outbreak of cholera, which killed more than 2,000 people.
A 2015 poll found only a slight uptick in people wanting to go to Mexico, though the country still ranked sixth among the 10 countries surveyed.
But after decades of economic decline, Mexico’s population has grown at a faster rate than most other countries.
According to the CNCE, a recent population growth rate of 3.2 percent is “much slower than the world average,” though it still surpassed the global average of 3 percent.
The country’s transportation ministry says the government is looking at whether other countries should follow suit, or whether to allow airlines to operate at night and the airports to close for maintenance.
The CNCE said it would make a decision by April.