Del Norte International Airport

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Del Norte International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional del Norte
IATA: NTRICAO: MMAN
NTR is located in Mexico
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Location of airport in Mexico
Summary
Airport type Public
Serves Monterrey
Location Apodaca, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Elevation AMSL 1,470 ft / 448 m
Coordinates 25°51′56″N 100°14′17″W / 25.86556°N 100.23806°W / 25.86556; -100.23806Coordinates: 25°51′56″N 100°14′17″W / 25.86556°N 100.23806°W / 25.86556; -100.23806
Website www.aeropuertodelnorte.com.mx
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
02/20 6,598 2,011 Asphalt
11/29 5,049 1,538 Asphalt

Del Norte International Airport (IATA: NTRICAO: MMAN) is an airport located in Apodaca, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, working as a secondary airport for Mexico's third largest city, Monterrey.

Its composed of 123 hangars, mainly private, a control tower, two runways, one of 2.000 m and the other is of 1.500 m, and a terminal building with all the facilities for commercial services, including a state-of-the-art concourse with 2 jetbridges and 2 more boarding gates. The airport is mainly used for pilot-training and private use.

Mexican low-cost start-ups have plans to operate to and from that airport.

Del Norte was created by American Airlines around the 1940s, when they wanted to start service to Monterrey but there was no airport available. After a number of incidents regarding arrival procedures into Del Norte (A notorious one being Carlos A. Madrazo's accident on June 1969) and increasing traffic forced authorities to build another airport, General Mariano Escobedo International Airport. Around the airport you can still see some old AA letters on the inside of some selected hangars.

As of September 14, 2007, the Airport has upgraded Runway 20 with an ILS/DME.