Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport

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International Airport

Aeropuerto Internacional
de Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo


ZIH is located in Mexico
Location of airport in Mexico
Airport type Public
Operator Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte
Location Zihuatanejo, Guerrero
Elevation AMSL 26 ft / 8 m
Coordinates 17°36′05″N 101°27′37″W / 17.60139°N 101.46028°W / 17.60139; -101.46028
Direction Length Surface
ft m
08/26 8,202 2,500 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Total Passengers 508,065
Source: Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte

Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport (IATA: ZIHICAO: MMZH) is an international airport in the state of Guerrero on Mexico's Pacific Ocean coast. It receives thousands of tourists all year to visit beaches and resorts. It handles national and international air traffic for the cities of Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo.

It handled 459,799 passengers in 2013, and 508,065 passengers in 2014.


The architect of the 1998 new Ixtapa International Airport, its renovation, expansion and extended facilities, was Mexican architect and great-grandson of Queen Isabella II of Spain, Manuel De Santiago-de Borbón González Bravo. He was a member of ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites, UNESCO), and his lifetime architectural legacy to Mexico adds to 11,000,000 built square meters nationwide, including famous buildings and national sites, as well as important national restorations like the Mexican Houses of Congress Palace, Palacio Legislativo de San Lázaro.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aeromar Mexico City
Aeroméxico Mexico City
Air Canada Seasonal: Calgary, Montréal-Trudeau, Toronto-Pearson, Vancouver
Air Transat Seasonal: Toronto-Pearson
Alaska Airlines Los Angeles
American Airlines Seasonal: Dallas/Fort Worth
Apple Vacations operated by Aeromexico Seasonal: Chicago-O'Hare[1]
Delta Air Lines Los Angeles
Seasonal: Minneapolis/St. Paul
Frontier Airlines Seasonal: Denver (ends April 11, 2015)
Interjet Mexico City, Toluca/Mexico City
Magnicharters Mexico City
Sun Country Airlines Seasonal: Minneapolis/St. Paul
Sunwing Airlines Seasonal: Edmonton, Kelowna, Montréal-Trudeau, Toronto-Pearson, Vancouver,[2] Winnipeg, Saskatoon
TAR Aerolineas Guadalajara, Queretaro
United Airlines Seasonal: Houston-Intercontinental
United Express Houston-Intercontinental
US Airways Phoenix
WestJet Seasonal: Calgary, Winnipeg

Busiest routes[edit]

Busiest domestic routes at Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport (2013)
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Distrito Federal (México), Mexico City 106,225 Steady Aeromar, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, Magnicharters
2  México (state), Toluca 35,156 Steady Interjet
3  Nuevo León, Monterrey 720 Increase 4
4  Guerrero, Acapulco 146 Steady
5  Puebla, Puebla 134
6  Jalisco, Guadalajara 44
Busiest international routes at Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport (2013)[3]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  United States, Los Angeles 29,901 Steady Alaska Airlines
2  United States, Houston 10,868 Steady United Airlines, United Express
3  Canada, Calgary 8,126 Increase 2 Air Canada, WestJet
4  United States, Phoenix 7,554 Decrease 1 US Airways
5  United States, Minneapolis 7,322 Decrease 1 Delta Air Lines, Sun Country Airlines
6  Canada, Montréal 3,525 Steady Air Canada, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines
7  United States, Dallas 1,900 Increase 1 American Airlines
8  Canada, Vancouver 1,689 Increase 1 Air Canada, Sunwing Airlines
9  Canada, Toronto 1,524 Decrease 2 Air Canada, CanJet, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines
10  United States, Milwaukee 1,390 Steady Ryan International Airlines

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.applevacations.com/flight-schedule/mdw-midway_ord-ohare/
  2. ^ Sunwing.ca - Sunwing Announces New Flights from Five Gateways to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo
  3. ^ "Air Operational Statistics". Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2014. Retrieved 2014-04-16. 

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