Acapulco International Airport

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General Juan N. Álvarez International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional General Juan N. Álvarez
Acapulco - Aeropuerto Internacional Juan N. Álvarez.JPG
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte
Serves Acapulco
Location Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico
Elevation AMSL 13 ft / 4 m
Coordinates 16°45′21.7″N 99°45′05.8″W / 16.756028°N 99.751611°W / 16.756028; -99.751611Coordinates: 16°45′21.7″N 99°45′05.8″W / 16.756028°N 99.751611°W / 16.756028; -99.751611
Map
ACA is located in Mexico
ACA
ACA
Location of airport in Mexico
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 1,700 5,579 Concrete
10/28 3,302 10,832 Concrete
Statistics (2017)
Total Passengers 685,124
Ranking in Mexico 26th Decrease 6
Source: DAFIF[1][2] Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte

Acapulco International Airport, officially General Juan N. Álvarez International Airport (IATA: ACA, ICAO: MMAA), is the main airport of Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico, located 26 km (16 miles) from the city.

In 2016, the airport handled 718,493 passengers, and in 2017 it handled 685,124 passengers.

Information[edit]

Layout of terminal building

Because Acapulco has always been considered an important resort and recreation area, Acapulco International Airport has long been important in the development of tourism in southern Mexico. It is the largest international airport in the country's southern Pacific region, and one of the largest air facilities in Mexico. Frequent flights are available daily from Mexico City International Airport in Mexico City as well as less frequent flights from other Mexican, American, and Canadian cities. The airport can accommodate jets up to the size of the Boeing 747.

This international airport is one of the top 15 airports in Mexico in terms of passengers and operations, receiving many international charter flights.

The facility has many services for passengers, including restaurants, VIP lounges, and several gates equipped with jetways, and is divided in two terminals, The passenger terminal, serving all scheduled flight and all airlines (domestic and international) and the general aviation Terminal, which is a 1960s circular building.

The airport was named after Juan N. Álvarez Hurtado, a Mexican military who was instrumental in most of the armed conflicts in the beginning of Mexico independent, Governor of Guerrero and President of Mexico.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Acapulco Airport.
Airport Terminal building.
Main corridor of the airport.
Waiting room at Acapulco airport.
AirlinesDestinations
AeromarGuadalajara, Mexico City
AeroméxicoMexico City
Aeroméxico ConnectMexico City
Air TransatSeasonal: Montréal–Trudeau
Interjet Mexico City, Toluca/Mexico City
Sunwing Airlines Seasonal: Montréal–Trudeau, Toronto-Pearson
TAR Aerolineas Guadalajara, Querétaro
United ExpressSeasonal: Houston–Intercontinental[3]
VivaAerobusMonterrey
VolarisMexico City (resumes November 2, 2018),[4] Tijuana

Traffic statistics[edit]

Passengers[edit]

List of passengers per year since 2001.[5][6]

Year Total passengers % change Domestic
Passengers
% change International
Passengers
% change
2001 940 197 Decrease 7.6% 569 195 Increase 3.3% 371 002 Decrease 20.6%
2002 793 420 Decrease 15.6% 523 172 Decrease 8.0% 270 248 Decrease 27.1%
2003 774 349 Decrease 2.4% 527 208 Increase 0.7% 247 141 Decrease 8.5%
2004 821 301 Increase 6.0% 542 437 Increase 2.8% 278 864 Increase 12.8%
2005 880 190 Increase 7.1% 554 988 Increase 2.3% 325 202 Increase 16.6%
2006 994 393 Increase 13.0% 638 543 Increase 15.1% 355 850 Increase 9.4%
2007 1 057 332 Increase 6.3% 740 289 Increase 15.9% 317 043 Decrease 10.9%
2008 1 087 974 Increase 2.9% 818 671 Increase 10.6% 269 303 Decrease 15.1%
2009 839 048 Decrease 22.9% 636 418 Decrease 22.3% 202 630 Decrease 24.8%
2010 736 878 Decrease 12.2% 547 420 Decrease 14.0% 189 458 Decrease 6.5%
2011 596 326 Decrease 19.1% 495 018 Decrease 9.6% 101 308 Decrease 46.5%
2012 546 951 Decrease 8.2% 486 268 Decrease 1.7% 60 683 Decrease 40.1%
2013 617 079 Increase 12.9% 560 945 Increase 15.4% 56 134 Decrease 7.5%
2014 631 570 Increase 2.3% 576 042 Increase 2.7% 55 528 Decrease 1.1%
2015 730 382 Increase 15.7% 677 698 Increase 17.7% 52 684 Decrease 5.1%
2016 718 493 Decrease 1.7% 664 418 Decrease 2.0% 54 075 Increase 2.6%

Busiest routes[edit]

Busiest domestic routes at Acapulco International Airport (2017)[7]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Distrito Federal (México), Mexico City 231,195 Steady Aeromar, Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet
2  Baja California, Tijuana 33,789 Steady Volaris
3  Nuevo León, Monterrey 26,897 Steady Magni, VivaAerobus
4  México (state), Toluca 19,060 Steady Interjet
5  Jalisco, Guadalajara 3,859 Increase 2 Aeromar, TAR
6  Querétaro, Querétaro 3,155 Decrease 1 TAR
7  Oaxaca, Huatulco 83 Steady TAR
8  Chiapas, Tapachula 46
9  Puebla, Puebla 34

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airport information for MMAA at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ Airport information for ACA at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ "Volaris announces new routes from Mexico City" (in Spanish). EnElAire. August 2018. Retrieved August 7, 2018.
  5. ^ "Investor Relations". Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte de México. January 2017. Retrieved January 16, 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Passenger's Traffic". Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte de México. January 2017. Archived from the original (XLS) on 22 December 2015. Retrieved January 16, 2017.
  7. ^ "Operational Statistics of Airports in the ASA Network" (in Spanish). Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares. January 2018. Retrieved April 3, 2018.

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