Tuxtla Gutiérrez International Airport
Ángel Albino Corzo International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional Ángel Albino Corzo
|Operator||Grupo Aeroportuario de Chiapas|
|Location||Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas, Mexico|
|Elevation AMSL||457 m / 1,499 ft|
Ángel Albino Corzo International Airport (IATA: TGZ, ICAO: 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, 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, 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.
According to official statistics provided by Secretariat of Communications and Transportation, in 2018 the airport handled 1,388,706 passengers, an increase of 3.45% from 2016. It is among the fastest growing airports in Mexico, the busiest in the Southwestern region and the 14th in the country. The airport reached the million-passenger milestone for the first time on November 28, 2015.
Airlines and destinations
|Destinations by airlines|
|Aeroméxico||Seasonal: Mexico City|
|Aeroméxico Connect||Mexico City|
|Calafia Airlines||Guadalajara, Puebla|
|VivaAerobus||Cancún, Guadalajara, Mérida, Mexico City, Monterrey, Puebla (resumes May 9, 2019)|
|Volaris||Cancún, Guadalajara, Mexico City, Tijuana|
|Total: 8 national destinations, 7 national airlines|
|Year||Passenger Traffic||Cargo Traffic (Tons)||Aircraft Operations|
|1||Mexico City, Mexico City||460,848||Aeromar, Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|2||Quintana Roo, Cancún||69,209||VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|3||Jalisco, Guadalajara||69,046||1||TAR, VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|4||Nuevo León, Monterrey||55,981||1||VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|6||Puebla, Puebla||5,653||Calafia Airlines, VivaAerobus|
|7||Baja California, Tijuana||3,403||Volaris|
|8||Oaxaca, Oaxaca||1,968||1||Aeromar, TAR|
|9||Chiapas, Palenque||1,625||Calafia Airlines|
|10||Tabasco, Villahermosa||378||2||Aeromar, TAR|
|11||México (state), Toluca||207||5||TAR|
- "Traffic Statistics by Airline". Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. Retrieved January 25, 2019.
- "Tuxtla Gutierrez International Airport" (Web). Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares. Retrieved February 28, 2017.
- "Un vistazo al proyecto de ampliación del Aeropuerto Internacional 'Ángel Albino Corzo' (in Spanish)" (Web). Tinta Fresca. Retrieved February 28, 2017.
- "Tuxtla Gutierrez airport reaches a million passengers (in Spanish)" (Web). Grupo En Concreto. November 2015. Retrieved 2015-12-03.
- "Viva Aerobus increases by 22% passengers in December 2018 and by 22% in all 2018" (in Spanish). EnElAire. January 2019. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
- "Operational Statistics of Airports in the ASA Network" (in Spanish). Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares. January 2019. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
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