Del Bajío International Airport

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Guanajuato International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional Del Bajío
Airport type Public
Operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico
Serves The State of Guanajuato including León's metropolitan area
Location Silao, Guanajuato
Elevation AMSL 5,956 ft / 1,815 m
Coordinates 20°59′36″N 101°28′51″W / 20.99333°N 101.48083°W / 20.99333; -101.48083
BJX is located in Mexico
Location of airport in Mexico
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13/31 11,480 3,499 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Total Passengers 1,711,400
Ranking in Mexico 10th Decrease
Source: Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico

Del Bajío International Airport, officially known as Aeropuerto Internacional de Guanajuato (Guanajuato International Airport) (IATA: BJXICAO: MMLO) is an international airport located in Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico. It handles national and international air traffic of the area that includes the city of León and the state capital, Guanajuato. Guanajuato International Airport is an important connecting point for some flights from Mexico City to the United States. The general interior director announced plans to build a cargo terminal and for the construction of a second runway. The facility replaced the San Carlos Airport which is now part of the urban center of León. In late 2015, work began in the construction of a taxiway to be running parallel to the whole length of the runway. In August 2016, the airport opened its first and only VIP lounge, while in January 2017, work began in the modernization of the whole terminal, including expansion of the departures level as well as relocation of the customs and immigration check. Work is expected to complete in mid 2018. It handled 1,492,100 passengers in 2015, and 1,711,400 passengers in 2016.[1]

Airport terminal
Airport's gate.
Arrival of Pope Benedict XVI to the airport.
Volaris Airbus A319 at the airport.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aéreo Calafia San José del Cabo
Aeroméxico Mexico City
Aeroméxico Connect Mexico City, Monterrey, Tijuana
American Airlines Dallas/Fort Worth
Delta Connection Atlanta
Interjet Monterrey, Mexico City, Tijuana, Puerto Vallarta
Magnicharters Cancún
TAR Aerolineas Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Puerto Vallarta
United Express Houston-Intercontinental, Los Angeles
VivaAerobus Cancún, Ciudad Juárez, Monterrey
Volaris Cancún, Chicago-Midway, Los Angeles, Oakland, Ontario, Tijuana


Top destinations[edit]

Busiest domestic routes at Del Bajío International Airport (2016)
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Distrito Federal (México), Mexico City 196,064 Steady Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet
2  Baja California, Tijuana 161,711 Steady Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, Volaris
3  Nuevo León, Monterrey 128,268 Steady Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris
4  Quintana Roo, Cancún 55,750 Steady Magni, VivaAerobus, Volaris
5  Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez 16,381 Increase 1 TAR, VivaAerobus
6  Jalisco, Puerto Vallarta 12,537 Decrease 1 Interjet, TAR
7  Baja California Sur, San José del Cabo 6,238 Aéreo Calafia
8  Coahuila, Torreón 2,751 Increase 5 TAR
9  Colima, Manzanillo 304
10  Jalisco, Guadalajara 156 Decrease 2
Busiest international routes at León International Airport (2016)[2]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  United States, Los Angeles 76,555 Steady Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, United Express, Volaris
2  United States, Dallas/Fort Worth 62,691 Increase 1 American Airlines, American Eagle
3  United States, Houston 35,156 Decrease 1 United Express
4  United States, Atlanta 23,466 Steady Delta Connection
5  United States, Chicago 16,196 Steady Volaris
6  United States, Oakland 11,486 Steady Volaris
7  United States, Portage Creek 77 Increase 1
8  United States, Brownsville 58

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Annual Report (in Spanish)" (PDF). Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico. January 2017. Retrieved January 8, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Air carrier operational statistics". Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2017. Retrieved February 20, 2017. 

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