Mexicans choose to ditch part-built new airport in public vote

FILE PHOTO: Employees work on the terminal area at the construction site of the new Mexico City International Airport in Texcoco on the outskirts of Mexico City, Mexico, August 16, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Romero/File Photo

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexicans have chosen to ditch a part-built, multi-billion dollar new Mexico City airport, the foundation counting votes from a public consultation said on Sunday.

The vote, which ran from Thursday to Sunday, asked citizens if the incoming government should finish the ambitious but costly new Mexico City airport or upgrade a military air base to complement the current hub.