Ángel Albino Corzo International Airport

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Ángel Albino Corzo International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional Ángel Albino Corzo
TGZ Airport.jpg
Airport type Public
Operator Grupo Aeroportuario de Chiapas
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
TGZ is located in Mexico
Location of the airport in Mexico
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 2,500 8,202 Concrete
Statistics (2014)
Aircraft Operations 17,980
Passengers 928,243
Ranking in Mexico 15th

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 Grupo Aeroportuario de Chiapas, 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 2014 the airport handled 928,243 passengers, becoming the busiest airport in the Southwestern region and the 15th 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, Mérida (begins July 13, 2015), Toluca/Mexico City
VivaAerobus Cancún, Guadalajara, Monterrey
Volaris Cancún (begins June 22, 2015), Guadalajara, Mexico City, Monterrey

Traffic statistics[edit]

An Interjet A320 on the tarmac.
An OCC bus at the airport.
Last waiting hall at the Airport.
Inside of the Airport.
Variable 2006* 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Aircraft Operations 8,956 10,173 11,293 8,889 7,611 8,064 15,674 15,930 17,980 6,244
Passenger Traffic 565,603 687,945 763,450 644,556 636,544 784,196 786,829 855,073 928,243 341,684
Cargo Traffic (Tons) 571 1,312 1,099 1,001 1,081 1,046 1,284 901 1,164 341

*Including former airport operations

Busiest routes[edit]

Busiest domestic routes at Matamoros International Airport (2014)[7]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Distrito Federal (México), Mexico City 356,187 Steady Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, Volaris
2  Jalisco, Guadalajara 33,507 Increase 1 Viva Aerobus, Volaris
3  Nuevo León, Monterrey 25,563 Decrease 1 Viva Aerobus, Volaris
4  Quintana Roo, Cancún 21,136 Steady Viva Aerobus
5  Baja California, Tijuana 7,549 Steady Volaris
6  Guerrero, Acapulco 366 Steady
7  Veracruz, Veracruz 274 Increase 1
8  México (state), Toluca 127 TAR
9  Querétaro, Querétaro 103
10  Coahuila, Torreón 90 Decrease 3

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