Los Cabos International Airport
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|Los Cabos International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional de Los Cabos
|IATA: SJD – ICAO: MMSD
|Operator||Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico|
|Location||San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur|
|Elevation AMSL||374 ft / 114 m|
|Total Passengers||3,387,400 12.2%|
|Source: Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico|
Los Cabos International Airport (IATA: SJD, ICAO: 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. As of September 20, all of the people stranded in Cabo San Lucas were back in their hometowns.
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.
Terminal 1 operates both domestic and international flights.
Terminal 2 operates international flights only and has 10 gates.
Terminal 3 is presently not being used during current phase of Terminal 4 construction. Flights have been moved back to Terminal 1 or 2.
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
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|1||Distrito Federal (México), Mexico City||218,743||Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, Magnicharters, VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|2||Jalisco, Guadalajara||99,169||Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|3||Baja California, Tijuana||38,610||1||Volaris|
|4||México (state), Toluca||38,219||1||Interjet, Volaris|
|5||Nuevo León, Monterrey||33,954||VivaAerobus|
|7||Sinaloa, Mazatlán||8,042||Aéreo Calafia, Aéreo Servicio Guerrero|
|8||Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez||461||1|
|1||United States, Los Angeles||204,057||Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines|
|2||United States, Phoenix||144,249||US Airways|
|3||United States, San Francisco||124,090||Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin America|
|4||United States, Dallas||124,065||American Airlines, Spirit Airlines|
|5||United States, San Diego||110,516||1||Alaska Airlines, Spirit Airlines|
|6||United States, Houston||77,293||1||United Airlines, United Express|
|7||United States, Denver||56,955||1||Southwest Airlines, Frontier Airlines, United Airlines|
|8||United States, Orange County||44,657||3||Southwest Airlines|
|9||United States, San Jose||40,456||3||Alaska Airlines|
|10||United States, Chicago||39,586||1||American Airlines, United Airlines|
- theguardian.com - Hurricane Odile: Mexico begins airlifts of tourists stranded in Los Cabos
- "Aeromexico Announces New Services from New York City". ca.finance.yahoo.com. November 20, 2013. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
- "UNITED Adds Seasonal Washington - San Jose/Los Cabos Service from late-Dec 2014". Airline Route. 15 July 2014. Retrieved 15 July 2014.
- "Air Operational Statistics". Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-21.
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