Tuxtla Gutiérrez International Airport

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Ángel Albino Corzo International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional Ángel Albino Corzo
Ángel Albino Corzo International Airport - View from Runway.jpg
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Grupo Aeroportuario de Chiapas
Serves Tuxtla Gutiérrez
Location Chiapa de Corzo
Elevation AMSL 457 m / 1,499 ft
Coordinates 16°33′49″N 093°01′21″W / 16.56361°N 93.02250°W / 16.56361; -93.02250Coordinates: 16°33′49″N 093°01′21″W / 16.56361°N 93.02250°W / 16.56361; -93.02250
Map
TGZ is located in Mexico
TGZ
TGZ
Location of the airport in Mexico
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 2,500 8,202 Concrete
Statistics (2016)
Aircraft Operations 19,325
Passengers 1,272,689
Ranking in Mexico 14th Steady

Ángel Albino Corzo International Airport (IATA: TGZICAO: MMTG) (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional Ángel Albino Corzo), also known as Tuxtla Gutierrez International Airport, is an international airport serving the Mexican municipality of Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas. It handles air traffic for the city of Tuxtla Gutiérrez and central Chiapas, including the popular tourist destination of San Cristóbal de las Casas.

It was inaugurated by President Vicente Fox and by the State's Governor Pablo Salazar Mendiguchía on June 27, 2006,[2] replacing the Francisco Sarabia National Airport. It is operated by Grupo Aeroportuario de Chiapas, a government-owned corporation.

The airport has capacity to handle 350 daily operations and 850,000 passengers per year,[2] it comprises a concrete runway, a parallel taxiway, several hangars, a commercial aviation apron, a general aviation apron, a military base, and a state-of-the-art commercial terminal equipped with six glass jetways, two of which are capable of handling medium-large airliners such as the Boeing 767 and Airbus A330. To improve the airport's capacity, the check-in and boarding gates areas will be expanded in 2017 to accommodate up to 140,000 passengers per month.[3]

According to official statistics provided by Secretariat of Communications and Transportation, in 2016 the airport handled 1,272,689 passengers, an increase of 13.5% from 2015. It is among the fastest growing airports in Mexico, the busiest in the Southwestern region and the 14th in the country.[1] The airport reached the million-passenger milestone for the first time on November 28, 2015.[4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aeromar Cancún, Mérida, Mexico City, Oaxaca
Aeroméxico Seasonal: Mexico City
Aeroméxico Connect Mexico City
Aerotucán Oaxaca
Interjet Mexico City
TAR Aerolineas Guadalajara, Mérida, Oaxaca, Toluca/Mexico City, Villahermosa
VivaAerobus Cancún, Guadalajara, Mexico City, Monterrey
Volaris Cancún, Guadalajara, Mexico City

Traffic statistics[edit]

An Interjet A320 on the tarmac.
An OCC bus at the airport.
Last waiting hall at the Airport.
Inside of the Airport.
Operations, Passengers and Cargo at Tuxtla Gutiérrez International Airport[1]
Variable 2006* 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
(Jan-Sep)
Aircraft Operations 8,956 10,173 11,293 8,889 7,611 8,064 15,674 15,930 17,980 18,067 19,325 15,116
Passenger Traffic 565,603 687,945 763,450 644,556 636,544 784,196 786,829 855,073 928,243 1,121,332 1,272,689 1,010,109
Cargo Traffic (Tons) 571 1,312 1,099 1,001 1,081 1,046 1,284 901 1,164 1,132 1,235 943

*Including former airport operations

Busiest routes[edit]

Busiest domestic routes at Tuxtla Gutiérrez International Airport (2016)[5]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Distrito Federal (México), Mexico City 456,633 Steady Aeromar, Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris
2  Nuevo León, Monterrey 52,844 Steady VivaAerobús, Volaris
3  Quintana Roo, Cancún 50,976 Steady VivaAerobús, Volaris
4  Jalisco, Guadalajara 46,436 Steady TAR, VivaAerobus, Volaris
5  Yucatán, Mérida 9,131 Increase 1 Aeromar, TAR
6  México (state), Toluca 5,269 Decrease 1 TAR
7  Oaxaca, Oaxaca 1,398 Aeromar
8  Querétaro, Querétaro 146 Increase 1
9  Tabasco, Villahermosa 141 Aeromar
10  Veracruz, Veracruz 114 Increase 2

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Airports Operational Statistics" (Web). Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. Retrieved February 28, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Tuxtla Gutierrez International Airport" (Web). Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares. Retrieved February 28, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Un vistazo al proyecto de ampliación del Aeropuerto Internacional 'Ángel Albino Corzo' (in Spanish)" (Web). Tinta Fresca. Retrieved February 28, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Tuxtla Gutierrez airport reaches a million passengers (in Spanish)" (Web). Grupo En Concreto. November 2015. Retrieved 2015-12-03. 
  5. ^ "Air carrier operational statistics". Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2017. Retrieved April 5, 2017. 

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