General Ignacio Pesqueira García International Airport

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General Ignacio Pesqueira García International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional General Ignacio Pesqueira García
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IATA: HMOICAO: MMHO
HMO is located in Mexico
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Location of airport in Mexico
Summary
Airport type Military/Public
Operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico
Location Hermosillo, Sonora
Hub for 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
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 7,546 2,300 Asphalt
11/29 (Closed) 3,609 1,100 Asphalt
Statistics (2013)
Total Passengers 1,329,800 Increase 3.2%
Source: Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico

General Ignacio Pesqueira García International Airport (IATA: HMOICAO: MMHO), also known as 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 focus city for Aeroméxico Connect, handling around 50 daily commercial flights to destinations within Mexico and the United States.

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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 1,288,700 passengers in 2012, and 1,329,800 passengers in 2013.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aeroméxico Mexico City
Aeroméxico Connect Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez, Ciudad Obregón, Culiacán, Guadalajara, Los Angeles, Los Mochis, Mazatlán, Mexicali, Monterrey, Phoenix (ends 31 August 2014), Tijuana, Torreón
Aéreo Calafia Guaymas, Guerrero Negro, Isla Cedros, La Paz, Loreto, Mexicali, Santa Rosalia
Aéreo Servicio Guerrero Guaymas, Guerrero Negro, Loreto, Puerto Peñasco, Santa Rosalía
Interjet Mexico City
US Airways Express
operated by SkyWest Airlines
Phoenix
VivaAerobus Ciudad Juárez (begins October 27, 2014),[1] Guadalajara, Monterrey
Volaris Cancún, Culiacán, Guadalajara, Mexico City, Monterrey (begins September 23, 2014),[2] 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 (2013)[3]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Distrito Federal (México), Mexico City 274,296 Steady Aeroméxico, Interjet, Volaris
2  Jalisco, Guadalajara 100,242 Steady Aeroméxico Connect, VivaAerobus, Volaris
3  Baja California, Tijuana 72,650 Increase 1 Aeroméxico Connect, Volaris
4  Nuevo León, Monterrey 69,097 Decrease 1 Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, VivaAerobus
5  Baja California, Mexicali 26,993 Steady Aeroméxico Connect, Aéreo Calafia
6  Sinaloa, Culiacán 26,836 Steady Aeroméxico Connect, Volaris
7  Chihuahua, Chihuahua 15,322 Steady Aeroméxico Connect
8  Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez 13,925 Steady Aeroméxico Connect
9  Sonora, Ciudad Obregón 12,241 Steady Aeroméxico Connect
10  Sinaloa, Los Mochis 11,802 Steady Aeroméxico connect

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "VivaAerobus announces three new flights from Juárez (in Spanish)". El Diario. June 2014. Retrieved 2014-07-13. 
  2. ^ "Volaris route map". Volaris. July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Air Operational Statistics". Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-14. 

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