Hermosillo International Airport
|General Ignacio Pesqueira García International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional General Ignacio Pesqueira García
|Operator||Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico|
|Hub for||Aeromexico, Aéreo Servicio Guerrero|
|Elevation AMSL||627 ft / 191 m|
Source: Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico
Hermosillo International Airport (IATA: HMO, ICAO: MMHO), also known by its ceremonial name, General Ignacio L. Pesqueira International Airport (Aeropuerto Internacional General Ignacio L. Pesqueira), is an international airport located in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. The airport handles several domestic flights as well as flights to the U.S. cities of Los Angeles and Phoenix. The airport is a hub for Aeroméxico/Aeromexico Connect, handling around 50 daily commercial flights to destinations within Mexico and the United States.
The facility is composed of one main runway (5/23), one alternate runway which is currently closed (11/29), taxiways, hangars, and a commercial terminal which has capacity for 9 or more aircraft.
The airport normally serves as the primary alternate airport for flights headed to General Abelardo L. Rodríguez International Airport in Tijuana, therefore, it is not unusual to see planes otherwise headed to Tijuana being diverted to Hermosillo due to unfavorable weather at Tijuana or other technical problems. The airport's runways and taxiways were recently widened so as to handle heavy aircraft that may divert to Hermosillo. Aeromexico has had to divert its Boeing 777 to Hermosillo on several occasions.
The airport is also a military base, denominated BAM-18, handling Mexican Air Force's flights.
The airport is named after Ignacio Pesqueira, a general who helped the Mexican army resist the French during the 19th century invasion.
It handled 1,288,700 passengers in 2012, and 1,329,800 passengers in 2013.
Airlines and destinations
|Ameriflight||El Paso, Phoenix|
|Estafeta||Mexico City, San Luis Potosi, Tijuana|
|1||Distrito Federal (México), Mexico City||274,296||Aeroméxico, Interjet, Volaris|
|2||Jalisco, Guadalajara||100,242||Aeroméxico Connect, VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|3||Baja California, Tijuana||72,650||1||Aeroméxico Connect, Volaris|
|4||Nuevo León, Monterrey||69,097||1||Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, VivaAerobus|
|5||Baja California, Mexicali||26,993||Aeroméxico Connect, Aéreo Calafia|
|6||Sinaloa, Culiacán||26,836||Aeroméxico Connect, Volaris|
|7||Chihuahua, Chihuahua||15,322||Aeroméxico Connect|
|8||Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez||13,925||Aeroméxico Connect|
|9||Sonora, Ciudad Obregón||12,241||Aeroméxico Connect|
|10||Sinaloa, Los Mochis||11,802||Aeroméxico connect|
- "Aeromexico increases its connectivity to provide additional benefits to all of its clients", Press Release, Aeromexico, May 7, 2014
- "Air Operational Statistics". Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-14.
- Hermosillo International Airport
- Airport information for MMHO at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
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