Ángel Albino Corzo 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
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
TGZ is located in Mexico
Location of the airport in Mexico
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 2,500 8,202 Concrete
Statistics (2015)
Aircraft Operations 18,067
Passengers 1,121,332
Ranking in Mexico 14th Increase 1

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,[3] 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 2016 to accommodate up to 140,000 passengers per month.[4]

According to official statistics provided by Secretariat of Communications and Transportation, in 2015 the airport handled 1,121,332 passengers, an increase of 20.8% from 2014. It is among the fastest growing airports in Mexico, the busiest in the Southwestern region and the 14th in the country.[5] The airport reached the million-passenger milestone for the first time on November 28, 2015.[6]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

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

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.
Variable 2006* 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Aircraft Operations 8,956 10,173 11,293 8,889 7,611 8,064 15,674 15,930 17,980 18,067 9,292
Passenger Traffic 565,603 687,945 763,450 644,556 636,544 784,196 786,829 855,073 928,243 1,121,332 599,004
Cargo Traffic (Tons) 571 1,312 1,099 1,001 1,081 1,046 1,284 901 1,164 1,132 572

*Including former airport operations

Busiest routes[edit]

Busiest domestic routes at Tuxtla Gutiérrez International Airport (2015)[7]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Distrito Federal (México), Mexico City 422,229 Steady Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, Volaris
2  Nuevo León, Monterrey 42,972 Increase 1 Viva Aerobus, Volaris
3  Quintana Roo, Cancún 34,499 Increase 1 Viva Aerobus, Volaris
4  Jalisco, Guadalajara 34,038 Decrease 2 TAR, Viva Aerobus, Volaris
5  México (state), Toluca 5,518 Increase 3 TAR
6  Yucatán, Mérida 4,036 TAR
7  Baja California, Tijuana 479 Decrease 2
8  Veracruz, Minatitlán 247 Increase 4
9  Querétaro, Querétaro 199 Steady
10  Chiapas, Tapachula 177 Increase 6

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