General Mariano Escobedo International Airport
|General Mariano Escobedo International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional Mariano Escobedo
|IATA: MTY – ICAO: MMMY
|Operator||Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte|
|Serves||Monterrey, Nuevo Leon|
|Location||Apodaca, Nuevo Leon|
|Hub for||Aeromexico Connect
|Elevation AMSL||1,280 ft / 390 m|
|Source: Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte|
General Mariano Escobedo International Airport (IATA: MTY, ICAO: MMMY) is an international airport located in Apodaca, Nuevo León, Mexico. Together with Del Norte International Airport, General Mariano Escobedo International Airport handles domestic and international operations for the city of Monterrey and its metropolitan area.
The airport is considered one of the most modern airports in North America serving up to 5 million passengers per year. Eighty seven percent of passenger traffic is domestic, primarily from the cities of Mexico City, Guadalajara, Chihuahua, and Tijuana, and thirteen percent of passenger traffic is international, primarily from the American cities of Dallas and Houston. There are almost 300 daily flights to more than 35 destinations in Mexico and the United States. It is considered as the country's fourth most important airport in terms of passengers handled and operations per year, after Mexico City International Airport, Cancún International Airport, and Guadalajara International Airport.
The airport serves as a hub for Aeroméxico Connect, Magnicharters, VivaAerobus with a secondary hub for Aeroméxico. Airport terminals were renovated and expanded in 2003 and again in 2007. In 2011, the airport handled 5,582,794 passengers, and in 2012 it handled 6,105,910 passengers.
Terminal configurations 
- Terminal A, consists of a building comprising check-in facilities, baggage claiming, shopping areas, restaurants, customs, airport and airline offices, as many other services, while the satellite building connected via underground tunnels comprises all the VIP and waiting lounges, migration among other services as well as obviously the boarding gates. The Satellite building, is divided into two concourses, North Concourse for domestic flights (Gates A1-A15), while South Concourse comprises all the international flights that operate into the airport (Gates B3-B8). Several flights are delayed day by day due to the lack of free contact and even remote positions, as the ones capable of handling large aircraft such as the Boeing 767. Nevertheless, Terminal C and Terminal B work as a relief system for this terminal. There are future plans to remodel and expand the Satellite building, adding at least 4 new jetways and 3 remote positions.
- Terminal B, considered as the second most modern air facility in the country (only behind the Mexico City's Terminal 2), it was opened on September 2010. The terminal comprise 8 gates, 6 of which are equipped with jetways and 2 apron-doors which might be used by Aeroméxico's feeder airline Aeroméxico Connect. The terminal house all operations of the Sky Team member airlines, similar to Terminal 2 in Mexico City International Airport. The airport terminal is able to handle up to 2 million passengers per year, and allows the airport to free some slots for new airlines to operate into Terminal A.
- Terminal C, inaugurated on November 30, 2006, houses the operations from low cost carrier serving the airport, VivaAerobus. This terminal works completely independent to Terminal A, opposite to Terminal B functionality.
- Air Cargo Terminal, recently launched the "Air Cargo Terminal", which has 6 hectares (15 acres) for operations. Courier companies operating nationally and abroad, notably FedEx, DHL, UPS, Estafeta.
The airport resides at an elevation of 1280 feet (390 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 11/29 with an asphalt surface measuring 3,000 by 45 metres (9,843 ft × 148 ft). A second runway which is rarely used is designated 16/34 and also has an asphalt surface. It stretches 1,801 by 30 metres (5,909 ft × 98 ft). The main runway, 11/29, has an ILS approach system and has its own VHF omnidirectional radio range (VOR) and DME station. It is also capable of handling aircraft such as the Boeing 747-400, but due to the lack of remote positions, this airport mainly uses small aircrafts.
- Terminal A: 9 contact positions, 12 remote positions
- Terminal B: 6 contact positions, 7 remote positions
- Terminal C: 8 remote positions
- Number of jetways: 9 (Terminal A), 6 (Terminal B)
- Number of baggage claiming carousels: 4
- Lounges at Terminal A:
- Mexicana Elite Lounge (Closed) (North Concourse)
- American Express Centurion (Floor Level)
- Lounges at Terminal B:
- Aeroméxico Salón Premier (North Concourse)
- Food court (Floor & Upper Level)
- Customs (Arrivals area)
- Taxi & car rentals (Arrivals & Departures area of each terminal)
- Buses (Arrivals & Departures area each terminal)
- Duty Free (Floor & Upper Level)
- Parking area
- General Aviation Apron
- VIP Lounge
- Pilot's Room
- Passenger's Room
Terminals, airlines and destinations 
Cargo airlines 
|Amerijet International||Mexico City|
|AeroUnion||Los Angeles, Mexico City|
|Estafeta||Chihuahua, San Luis Potosí|
|Regional Cargo||Mexico City, Querétaro|
Busiest routes 
|1||Distrito Federal (México), Mexico City||1,178,429||Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, VivaAerobus|
|2||Quintana Roo, Cancún||343,180||Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, VivaAerobus|
|3||Jalisco, Guadalajara||226,676||Aeroméxico, Interjet, Magnicharters, VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|4||México (state), Toluca||80,111||Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, Volaris|
|5||Sonora, Hermosillo||67,956||Aeroméxico Connect, VivaAerobus|
|6||Guanajuato, León||65,175||5||Aeroméxico Connect, VivaAerobus|
|7||Chihuahua, Chihuahua||63,769||2||Aeroméxico Connect, VivaAerobus|
|8||Veracruz, Veracruz||62,314||1||Aeroméxico Connect, VivaAerobus|
|9||Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez||62,038||1||Aeroméxico Connect, VivaAerobus|
|10||Sinaloa, Culiacán||61,983||2||Aeroméxico Connect, VivaAerobus|
|1||United States, Houston||149,655||Aeroméxico Connect, United Airlines, United Express, VivaAerobus|
|2||United States, Dallas||128,604||American Airlines|
|3||United States, Atlanta||36,505||2||Delta Connection|
|4||United States, Las Vegas||41,652||1||Aeroméxico, VivaAerobus|
|5||United States, San Antonio||28,142||1||Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, VivaAerobus|
|6||United States, Detroit||18,299||1||Delta Connection|
|7||Panama, Panama City||12,058||4||Copa Airlines|
|8||United States, Chicago||11,921||2||United Express|
|9||United States, Brownsville||4,100||Aeroméxico Connect|
|10||Costa Rica, San Jose||3,647||TACA Airlines|
Accidents and incidents 
- On February 11, 2010, Click Mexicana Flight 7222, operated by Fokker 100 XA-SHJ suffered an undercarriage malfunction on approach to Quetzalcóatl International Airport, Nuevo Laredo. A low fly-past confirmed that both main gears had not deployed. The aircraft diverted to Monterrey. It was substantially damaged in the landing, having departed the runway and spun through 180°.
- On April 13, 2010 an Aerounion – Aerotransporte de Carga Union Airbus A-300B4-200, registration XA-TUE performing a freight flight, AeroUnion Flight 302 from Mexico (Mexico) to Monterrey (Mexico) with 5 crew, crashed on approach to land on General Mariano Escobedo International Airport's runway 11. The aircraft came to rest on a highway at around 23:30L (04:30Z Apr 14). All on board perished, 1 person in a truck on the highway was also reported killed, the airplane was destroyed after a large fire broke out.
- On November 24, 2010 a Mexican Air Force AN-32 cargo flight crashed when taking off from General Mariano Escobedo International Airport for a flight to Mexico City. All 5 crew members died.
- On December 9, 2012, a Learjet 25 carrying Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera and 4 other passengers, plus 2 crew, crashed 7 minutes after take-off, while on it's way to Toluca. All seven occupants died. 
See also 
- Passenger Statistics
- "Contact Us." Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte. Retrieved on February 18, 2011. "Headquarters Aeropuerto Internacional de Monterrey, Zona de Carga Aérea Carretera Miguel Alemán Km. 24 S/N Apodaca, NL., México. CP 66600."
- "Contact." VivaAerobus. Retrieved on August 29, 2010. "HEADQUARTERS: Aeropuerto de Monterrey, Terminal C, Zona de carga Carretera Miguel Alemán Km. 24 Apodaca, Nuevo León, México C.P. 66600"
- "Air Operational Statistics". Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2013. Retrieved 07-02-2013.
- Hradecky, Simon. "Accident: Click Mexicana F100 at Monterrey on Feb 11th 2010, landed without main gear". Aviation Herald. Retrieved February 13, 2010.
- "6 muertos in Monterrey".