Plan de Guadalupe International Airport
|Plan de Guadalupe International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional Plan de Guadalupe
|IATA: SLW – ICAO: MMIO
|Operator||Administradora Coahuilense de Infraestructura y Transporte Aéreo|
|Serves||Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico|
|Elevation AMSL||4,778 ft / 1,456 m|
|Source: Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil|
Plan de Guadalupe International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional Plan de Guadalupe) (IATA: SLW, ICAO: MMIO) is an airport located at Ramos Arizpe in the state of Coahuila in Mexico. It handles national and international air traffic from the metropolitan area of Saltillo and Ramos Arizpe.
The international category was given back in 1987, when the runway was expanded to receive aircraft such as the Boeing 757, and the new terminal was opened with four boarding gates, a modern ticketing area, customs, migration, baggage claim areas, and a cafeteria.
The airport resides at an elevation of 4,778 feet (1,456 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 17/35 with an asphalt surface measuring 2,897 by 45 metres (9,505 ft × 148 ft). A second runway that is now closed was designated 03/21 and had an asphalt surface measuring 1,058 by 45 metres (3,471 ft × 148 ft).
Airlines and destinations
|Aeroméxico Connect||Mexico City|
operated by ExpressJet Airlines
|Bax Global||Ohio State|
|DHL||San Antonio, Detroit|
|Aeronaves TSM||Various destinations around North and South America|
On July 6, 2008, USA Jet Airlines flight 199, a McDonnell Douglas DC-9-15, crashed at 2:15 a.m. as the freighter approached the airport. The flight originated in Hamilton, Ontario and stopped in Shreveport, Louisiana en route to Saltillo. The crash killed the pilot and injured the co-pilot, suffering severe burns.
- "American pilot killed in cargo jet crash in Mexico". CNN. 2008-07-06. Retrieved 2008-07-06.
- Hradecky, Simon (2008-07-06). "Crash: USA Jet Airlines DC91 at Saltillo on Jul 6th 2008, crashed short of the runway". The Aviation Herald. Retrieved 2008-07-06.