Ángel Albino Corzo International Airport

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Ángel Albino Corzo International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional Ángel Albino Corzo
TGZ Airport.jpg
IATA: TGZICAO: MMTG
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Sociedad Operadora del Aeropuerto Internacional Ángel Albino Corzo (SOAIAAC)
Serves Tuxtla Gutiérrez
Location Chiapa de Corzo
Elevation AMSL 457 m / 1,499 ft
Coordinates 16°33′49″N 093°01′21″W / 16.56361°N 93.02250°W / 16.56361; -93.02250Coordinates: 16°33′49″N 093°01′21″W / 16.56361°N 93.02250°W / 16.56361; -93.02250
Map
TGZ is located in Mexico
TGZ
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Location of the airport in Mexico
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 2,500 8,202 Concrete
Statistics (2013)
Aircraft Operations 15,930
Passengers 855,073
Ranking in Mexico 16th

Ángel Albino Corzo International Airport (IATA: TGZICAO: MMTG) (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional Ángel Albino Corzo), also known as Tuxtla Gutierrez International Airport, is an international airport serving the Mexican municipality of Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas. It handles air traffic for the city of Tuxtla Gutiérrez and central Chiapas, including the popular tourist destination of San Cristóbal de las Casas.

It was inaugurated by President Vicente Fox and by the State's Governor Pablo Salazar Mendiguchía on June 27, 2006,[2] replacing the Francisco Sarabia National Airport. It is operated by "Sociedad Operadora del Aeropuerto Internacional Ángel Albino Corzo, S.A. de C.V.", a government-owned corporation.

The airport has capacity to handle 350 daily operations and 850,000 passengers per year,[3] it comprises a concrete runway, a parallel taxiway, several hangars, a commercial aviation apron, a general aviation apron, a military base, and a state-of-the-art commercial terminal equipped with six glass jetways, two of which are capable of handling medium-large airliners such as the Boeing 767 and Airbus A330. To improve the airport's capacity, the check-in and boarding gates areas will be expanded in 2015 to accommodate up to 140,000 passengers per month.[4]

According to official statistics provided by Secretariat of Communications and Transportation, in 2013 the airport handled 855,073 passengers, becoming the busiest airport in the Southwestern region and the 16th in Mexico. [5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aeroméxico Seasonal: Mexico City
Aeroméxico Connect Mexico City
Aerotucán Oaxaca [6]
Interjet Mexico City
KA'AN Air Palenque, Tapachula, Villahermosa
TAR Aerolineas Guadalajara, Toluca/Mexico City
VivaAerobus Cancún, Guadalajara, Monterrey
Volaris Guadalajara, Mexico City, Monterrey, Tijuana

Traffic statistics[edit]

An Interjet A320 on the tarmac.
An OCC bus at the airport.
Variable 2006* 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
(Jan-Oct)
Aircraft Operations 8,956 10,173 11,293 8,889 7,611 8,064 15,674 15,930 14,833
Passenger Traffic 565,603 687,945 763,450 644,556 636,544 784,196 786,829 855,073 751,920
Cargo Traffic (Tons) 571 1,312 1,099 1,001 1,081 1,046 1,284 901 949

*Including former airport operations

Busiest routes[edit]

Busiest domestic routes at Tuxtla Gutiérrez International Airport (2013)[7]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Distrito Federal (México), Mexico City 332,074 Steady Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris
2  Nuevo León, Monterrey 27,212 Steady VivaAerobus
3  Jalisco, Guadalajara 26,776 Steady Viva Aerobus, Volaris
4  Quintana Roo, Cancún 19,729 Steady VivaAerobus
5  Baja California, Tijuana 590 Volaris
6  Guerrero, Acapulco 178 Steady
7  Coahuila, Torreón 138
8  Veracruz, Veracruz 65
9  Guanajuato, León 46
10  Chiapas, Tapachula 46

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