Lic. y Gen. Ignacio López Rayón International Airport

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Lic. y Gen. Ignacio Lopez Rayon International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional de Uruapan


UPN is located in Mexico
Location of airport in Mexico
Airport type Public
Operator Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares
Location Uruapan
Elevation AMSL 5,258 ft / 1,603 m
Coordinates 19°23′48″N 102°02′21″W / 19.39667°N 102.03917°W / 19.39667; -102.03917Coordinates: 19°23′48″N 102°02′21″W / 19.39667°N 102.03917°W / 19.39667; -102.03917
Direction Length Surface
ft m
02/20 7,874 2,400 Asphalt
Statistics (2013)
Total Passengers 113,101
Source: Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares

Lic. y Gen. Ignacio López Rayón International Airport (IATA: UPNICAO: MMPN), also known as "Uruapan International Airport", serves the Mexican city of Uruapan, and is the second largest international gateway of the Mexican state of Michoacán. It has one terminal. The airport is operated by Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares, a federal government-owned corporation. It is the second busiest airport in the state of Michoacan after Morelia International Airport. UPN sports an asphalt runway that is 2,400 meters (or 7,874 feet) in length, allowing it to accommodate aircraft like the Boeing 737 and the Airbus 320. The runway's approach vectors are 20 degrees for the north end of the runway and 200 degrees for the south end of the runway. The runway is located at an elevation of 1,603 meters (5,258 feet, or just short of a mile) above sea level.

The airport was formerly a hub for the now-defunct airline, Avolar.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Volaris Los Angeles, Tijuana

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • TAESA Flight 725, a DC-9, crashed on take-off from Uruapan international airport en route to Mexico City on November 25, 1999, killing 18 people.

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