Acapulco International Airport
|General Juan N. Álvarez International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional General Juan N. Álvarez
|Operator||Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte|
|Location||Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico|
|Elevation AMSL||13 ft / 4 m|
Acapulco International Airport, officially General Juan N. Álvarez International Airport (IATA: ACA, ICAO: MMAA), is the main airport of Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico, located 26 km (16 miles) from the city.
In 2013, the airport handled 617,079 passengers, and in 2014 it handled 631,570 passengers.
Because Acapulco has always been considered an important resort and recreation area, Acapulco International Airport has long been important in the development of tourism in southern Mexico. It is the largest international airport in the country's southern Pacific region, and one of the largest air facilities in Mexico. Frequent flights are available daily from Mexico City International Airport in Mexico City as well as less frequent flights from other Mexican, American, and Canadian cities. The airport can accommodate jets up to the size of the Boeing 747.
This international airport is one of the top 15 airports in Mexico in terms of passengers and operations, receiving many international charter flights.
The facility has many services for passengers, including restaurants, VIP lounges, and several gates equipped with jetways, and is divided in two terminals, The passenger terminal, serving all scheduled flight and all airlines (domestic and international) and the general aviation Terminal, which is a 1960's circular building.
The airport was named by Juan N. Álvarez Hurtado, acMexican military who was instrumental in most of the armed conflicts in the beginning of Mexico independent, Governor of Guerrero and President of Mexico.
Airlines and destinations
Many Mexican airlines provide daily domestic flights to Mexico City, Tijuana, Monterrey and Toluca. Some American airlines serve Acapulco from Atlanta and Houston. During the winter Acapulco is visited by Canadian charter airlines from places such as Montreal and Toronto. European charters such as Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomson Airways and TUI Airlines also serve Acapulco because of PO Ferry cruises from here. Aircraft such as Boeing 737, Boeing 757, Boeing 767, Airbus A330, Airbus A320, Embraer EMB 145/195 and Bombardier CRJ100 are all regular visitors. When Acapulco was extremely popular airlines such as Delta, United, British Airways and Alitalia connected Acapulco to various European and American cities.
|Air Transat||Seasonal: Montréal-Trudeau, Toronto-Pearson|
|Interjet||Mexico City, Tijuana (begins February 27, 2015), Toluca/Mexico City|
|Sunwing Airlines||Seasonal: Toronto-Pearson|
|TAR Aerolineas||Guadalajara, Queretaro|
|United Express||Seasonal: Houston-Intercontinental|
|Volaris||Mexico City, Monterrey, Tijuana|
|Year||Total passengers||% change||Domestic
|2001||940 197||7.6%||569 195||3.3%||371 002||20.6%|
|2002||793 420||15.6%||523 172||8.0%||270 248||27.1%|
|2003||774 349||2.4%||527 208||0.7%||247 141||8.5%|
|2004||821 301||6.0%||542 437||2.8%||278 864||12.8%|
|2005||880 190||7.1%||554 988||2.3%||325 202||16.6%|
|2006||994 393||13.0%||638 543||15.1%||355 850||9.4%|
|2007||1 057 332||6.3%||740 289||15.9%||317 043||10.9%|
|2008||1 087 974||2.9%||818 671||10.6%||269 303||15.1%|
|2009||839 048||22.9%||636 418||22.3%||202 630||24.8%|
|2010||736 878||12.2%||547 420||14.0%||189 458||6.5%|
|2011||596 326||19.1%||495 018||9.6%||101 308||46.5%|
|2012||546 951||8.2%||486 268||1.7%||60 683||40.1%|
|2013||617 079||12.9%||560 945||15.4%||56 134||7.5%|
|1||Distrito Federal (México), Mexico City||187,621||Aeromar, Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet|
|2||México (state), Toluca||53,327||Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet|
|3||Baja California, Tijuana||22,540||Volaris|
|4||Nuevo León, Monterrey||15,827||VivaAerobus|
|1||United States, Houston||9,364||United Express|
|3||Canada, Montréal||3,319||Air Transat, Canjet|
|4||Canada, Toronto||2,462||2||Canjet, Sunwing Airlines|
|5||Costa Rica, San José||32|
- Airport information for MMAA at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
- Airport information for ACA at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
- "New Route Tijuana-Acapulco". Interjet. January 2015. Retrieved January 29, 2015.
- "Investor Relations". Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte de México. January 2013. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
- "Passenger's Traffic" (XLS). Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte de México. January 2013. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
- "Air Operational Statistics". Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2014. Retrieved 2014-04-10.