Los Cabos International Airport

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Los Cabos International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional de Los Cabos
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IATA: SJDICAO: MMSD

SJD is located in Baja California Sur
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SJD
Location of airport in Baja California Sur
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico
Location San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur
Elevation AMSL 374 ft / 114 m
Coordinates 23°09′06″N 109°43′15″W / 23.15167°N 109.72083°W / 23.15167; -109.72083
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
16/34 9,843 3,000 Asphalt
Statistics (2013)
Total Passengers 3,387,400 Increase 12.2%
Source: Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico

Los Cabos International Airport (IATA: SJDICAO: MMSD) is the seventh busiest airport in Mexico, located at San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico. The airport serves Los Cabos area: San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas. This airport has three terminals with 4 concourses. Terminal 1 serves both domestic and international operations for various air carriers while Terminal 3 services Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines and other seasonal international carriers. From September 2011 until January 2012, the airport temporarily gained nonstop service to Asia with flights to Shanghai, China.

In 2013, the airport handled 3,387,400 passengers, representing an 12.2% increase over 2012. It has become the most important airport in the state of Baja California Sur. Because of an increase in the region's population growth and holiday resorts, the infrastructure of the airport is now insufficient compared to the increasing demand, causing the lack of available positions for aircraft during peak-hours, as in many other airports in the country.

On September 15, 2014, Los Cabos International Airport was badly damaged by Hurricane Odile. Planes were knocked against structures due to the winds from Odile. Many people went to the airport, demanding flights out of Cabo San Lucas. The Mexican government began airlifting the first of thousands of stranded tourists, free of charge, to airports in Tijuana, Mazatlan, Guadalajara and Mexico City to catch connecting flights and, in the case of foreigners, receive consular assistance.[1] As of September 20, all of the people stranded in Cabo San Lucas were back in their hometowns.

Architecture[edit]

The architect of the 1997 new Los Cabos 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), 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.

Terminals[edit]

The name of the airport displayed over the exit of the international arrivals exit terminal.
Terminal 2.
American Airlines plane, after a flight from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
Terminal Layout (After T4 is completed)
Airport's Runway.
Airport's Control Tower.
Restaurants and stores at Terminal.

Terminal 1[edit]

Terminal 1 operates both domestic and international flights.

Terminal 2[edit]

Terminal 2 operates international flights only and has 10 gates.

Terminal 3[edit]

Terminal 3 is presently not being used during current phase of Terminal 4 construction. Flights have been moved back to Terminal 1 or 2 and still working.

Terminal 4[edit]

Terminal 4 is the International terminal at Los Cabos International Airport, all airlines that fly internationally operate out of T2, with the exception of United. The terminal has a duty free shop and various shops including Starbucks, Sbarro, Subway, and other restaurants. The terminal has four jet bridges, arrivals go down stairs to a large customs facility. Departures go from the main room to the gate and onto the aircraft.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations Terminal
Aeroméxico Mexico City
Seasonal: New York-JFK[2]
1
Aeroméxico Connect Mexico City, Monterrey 1
Air Canada Seasonal: Calgary, Vancouver 1
Air Canada Rouge Seasonal: Toronto-Pearson 1
Air Transat Seasonal: Calgary, Montréal-Trudeau, Saskatoon, Vancouver 1
Alaska Airlines Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose (CA)
Seasonal: Portland (OR), Seattle/Tacoma
2
American Airlines Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles
Seasonal: Chicago-O'Hare
2
Apple Vacations operated by Frontier Airlines Seasonal: Kansas City[3] 2
Delta Air Lines Atlanta, Salt Lake City
Seasonal: Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, San Diego, Seattle/Tacoma
2
Delta Connection Salt Lake City 2
Frontier Airlines Denver 2
Interjet Guadalajara, Mexico City, Toluca/Mexico City 1
Magni Mazatlán, Mexico City 1
Southwest Airlines Baltimore (begins 13 June 2015),[4] Denver, Orange County
Seasonal: Austin
2
Spirit Airlines Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston–Intercontinental (begins May 7, 2015),[5] San Diego 2
Sun Country Airlines Seasonal: Minneapolis/St. Paul[6] 1
Sunwing Airlines Seasonal: Calgary, Edmonton, Montréal-Trudeau, Ottawa, Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto-Pearson, Vancouver, Victoria, Winnipeg 2
United Airlines Denver, Houston-Intercontinental, Los Angeles, Newark
Seasonal: Austin, Chicago-O'Hare, San Francisco, Washington-Dulles
1
United Express Houston-Intercontinental 1
US Airways Charlotte, Phoenix 1
Virgin America San Francisco 2
VivaAerobus Culiacán, Guadalajara, Monterrey
Seasonal: Mexico City
1
Volaris Culiacán, Guadalajara, Mexico City, Monterrey, Tijuana 1
WestJet Calgary, Vancouver
Seasonal: Edmonton, Kelowna, Winnipeg
2

Statistics[edit]

Busiest domestic routes at Los Cabos International Airport (2013)
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Distrito Federal (México), Mexico City 218,743 Steady Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, Magnicharters, VivaAerobus, Volaris
2  Jalisco, Guadalajara 99,169 Steady Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris
3  Baja California, Tijuana 38,610 Increase 1 Volaris
4  México (state), Toluca 38,219 Decrease 1 Interjet, Volaris
5  Nuevo León, Monterrey 33,954 Steady VivaAerobus
6  Sinaloa, Culiacán 17,603 Steady VivaAerobus
7  Sinaloa, Mazatlán 8,042 Steady Aéreo Calafia, Aéreo Servicio Guerrero
8  Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez 461 Increase 1
9  Guanajuato, León 124 Increase 2
10  Chihuahua, Chihuahua 119
Busiest international routes at Los Cabos International Airport (2013)[7]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  United States, Los Angeles 204,057 Steady Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines
2  United States, Phoenix 144,249 Steady US Airways
3  United States, San Francisco 124,090 Steady Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin America
4  United States, Dallas 124,065 Steady American Airlines, Spirit Airlines
5  United States, San Diego 110,516 Increase 1 Alaska Airlines, Spirit Airlines
6  United States, Houston 77,293 Decrease 1 United Airlines, United Express
7  United States, Denver 56,955 Increase 1 Southwest Airlines, Frontier Airlines, United Airlines
8  United States, Orange County 44,657 Increase 3 Southwest Airlines
9  United States, San Jose 40,456 Increase 3 Alaska Airlines
10  United States, Chicago 39,586 Decrease 1 American Airlines, United Airlines

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ theguardian.com - Hurricane Odile: Mexico begins airlifts of tourists stranded in Los Cabos
  2. ^ "Aeromexico Announces New Services from New York City". ca.finance.yahoo.com. November 20, 2013. Retrieved November 27, 2013. 
  3. ^ http://www.applevacations.com/flight-schedule/mci-kansas_city/
  4. ^ http://www.baltimoresun.com/business/bs-bz-southwest-bwi-mexico-20141110-story.html?track=rss
  5. ^ http://www.chron.com/business/article/Spirit-Airlines-to-add-10-new-nonstop-flights-at-5893355.php
  6. ^ http://www.suncountry.com/reservations/routemap.shtml
  7. ^ "Air Operational Statistics". Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-21. 

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