Hermosillo International Airport

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General Ignacio Pesqueira García International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional General Ignacio Pesqueira García


HMO is located in Mexico
Location of airport in Mexico
Airport type Military/Public
Operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico
Location Hermosillo, Sonora
Hub for Aeromexico,[1] Aéreo Servicio Guerrero
Elevation AMSL 627 ft / 191 m
Coordinates 29°05′45″N 111°02′52″W / 29.09583°N 111.04778°W / 29.09583; -111.04778
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 7,546 2,300 Asphalt
11/29 (Closed) 3,609 1,100 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Total Passengers 1,326,200 Decrease 0.27%
Source: Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico

Hermosillo International Airport (IATA: HMOICAO: 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,[1] handling around 50 daily commercial flights to destinations within Mexico and the United States.


View of terminal

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 1,329,800 passengers in 2013, and 1,326,200 passengers in 2014.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aeroméxico Mexico City
Aeroméxico Connect Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez, Culiacán, Guadalajara, Los Angeles, Los Mochis, Mazatlán, Mexicali, Monterrey, Tijuana, Torreón
Aéreo Calafia Cabo San Lucas, Ciudad Obregón, Guaymas, Guerrero Negro, La Paz, Loreto, Santa Rosalia, Tijuana
Aéreo Servicio Guerrero Guaymas, Guerrero Negro, Loreto, Puerto Peñasco, Santa Rosalía
Interjet Mexico City
US Airways Express Phoenix
VivaAerobus Ciudad Juárez, Guadalajara, Monterrey
Volaris Culiacán, Guadalajara, Mexico City, Monterrey, Tijuana

Cargo Airlines[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Ameriflight El Paso, Phoenix
DHL Aviation Phoenix
Estafeta Mexico City, San Luis Potosi, Tijuana

Busiest Routes[edit]

Busiest domestic routes at Hermosillo International Airport (2014)[2]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Distrito Federal (México), Mexico City 279,729 Steady Aeroméxico, Interjet, Volaris
2  Jalisco, Guadalajara 98,659 Steady Aeroméxico Connect, VivaAerobus, Volaris
3  Nuevo León, Monterrey 82,302 Increase 1 Aeroméxico Connect, VivaAerobus, Volaris
4  Baja California, Tijuana 60,260 Decrease 1 Aeroméxico Connect, Aéreo Calafia, Volaris
5  Baja California, Mexicali 30,336 Steady Aeroméxico Connect
6  Sinaloa, Culiacán 25,760 Steady Aeroméxico Connect, Volaris
7  Chihuahua, Chihuahua 17,728 Steady Aeroméxico Connect
8  Sonora, Ciudad Obregón 11,086 Increase 1 Aéreo Calafia
9  Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez 10,727 Decrease 1 Aeroméxico Connect, Viva Aerobus
10  Sinaloa, Los Mochis 8,453 Steady Aeroméxico connect

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Aeromexico increases its connectivity to provide additional benefits to all of its clients", Press Release, Aeromexico, May 7, 2014
  2. ^ "Air Operational Statistics". Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2015. Retrieved May 6, 2015. 

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