General Rodolfo Sánchez Taboada International Airport
|General Rodolfo Sánchez Taboada International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional de Mexicali General Rodolfo Sanchez Taboada
|IATA: MXL – ICAO: MMML|
|Airport type||Public, Military|
|Operator||Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico|
|Serves||Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico|
|Elevation AMSL||23 m / 75 ft|
|Source: Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico|
General Rodolfo Sánchez Taboada International Airport (IATA: MXL, ICAO: MMML) Is an international airport located outside Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico, near the U.S.-Mexico border. It is the northern-most airport in Mexico. It is named after Mexican military officer, politician and former Governor of Baja California Rodolfo Sánchez Taboada.
The General Rodolfo Sánchez Taboada International Airport is located 20 kilometres east of the City of Mexicali. The airport is 535 hectares in area, with an asphalt runway 2600 metres long and 45 metres wide, designed to handle aircraft such as the Boeing 737, Boeing 757 and Airbus A320. It has two taxiways, 385 and 460 metres long by 23 metres wide.
The airport has two aprons, one for commercial aviation, made of hydraulic concrete with three parking positions; and another for general aviation, made of asphalt, with 24 parking positions and three helipads. It also has a building for Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting, a machinery room, visual aids, control tower, three hangars and a water treatment plant.
Aviacsa ceased operations in this airport in May 2008.
In 2012 the airport served 521,900 passengers, while in 2013 it served 496,000 passengers according to Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP).
Airlines and destinations
|Aeroméxico||Guadalajara, Mexico City|
|Aeroméxico Connect||Culiacán, Guadalajara (begins May 1, 2014), Hermosillo, Mexico City, Monterrey|
|Volaris||Guadalajara, Mexico City|
|1||Distrito Federal (México), Mexico City||131,714||Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Volaris|
|2||Jalisco, Guadalajara||74,287||Aeroméxico, Volaris|
|3||Sonora, Hermosillo||23,937||Aeroméxico Connect|
|4||Quintana Roo, Cancún||624||Volaris|
|5||Baja California, Tijuana||521|
- List of the busiest airports in Mexico
- 2012 Boeing 727 crash experiment, involving a Boeing 727 that took off from General Rodolfo Sánchez Taboada International Airport, to be deliberately crashed for the purpose of making a television show.
- "Air Operational Statistics". Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-28.
- General Rodolfo Sanchez Taboada International Airport
- Airport information for MMML at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
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