Del Bajío International Airport

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Guanajuato International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional Del Bajío
Aeropuerto-guanajuato.jpg
Summary
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
Map
BJX is located in Mexico
BJX
BJX
Location of airport in Mexico
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13/31 11,480 3,499 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Total Passengers 1,955,600
Ranking in Mexico 9th Increase 1
Source: Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico

Del Bajío International Airport, officially known as Aeropuerto Internacional de Guanajuato (Guanajuato International Airport) (IATA: BJX, ICAO: 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 be completed in mid 2018. It handled 1,711,400 passengers in 2016, and 1,955,600 passengers in 2017.[1]

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

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
AeroméxicoMexico City
Aeroméxico ConnectAtlanta, Detroit, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Monterrey, Tijuana
American EagleDallas/Fort Worth
Calafia AirlinesSan José del Cabo
InterjetCancún, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta, Tijuana
MagnichartersCancún
TAR Aerolineas Puerto Vallarta
United ExpressChicago-O'Hare (begins October 28, 2018),[2] Houston-Intercontinental, Los Angeles (ends October 4, 2018)[2]
VivaAerobusCancún, Ciudad Juárez, Monterrey, Tijuana
VolarisCancún, Ciudad Juárez (begins October 26, 2018),[3] Chicago-Midway, Los Angeles, Oakland, Tijuana

Statistics[edit]

Top destinations[edit]

Busiest domestic routes at Del Bajío International Airport (2017)
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Distrito Federal (México), Mexico City 207,554 Steady Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet
2  Baja California, Tijuana 184,406 Steady Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris
3  Nuevo León, Monterrey 139,798 Steady Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, VivaAerobus
4  Quintana Roo, Cancún 105,006 Steady Interjet, Magni, VivaAerobus, Volaris
5  Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez 23,638 Steady VivaAerobus
6  Jalisco, Puerto Vallarta 11,408 Steady Interjet, TAR
7  Baja California Sur, San José del Cabo 9,222 Steady Calafia Airlines
8  Guerrero, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo 1,615 TAR
9  Querétaro, Querétaro 550 Increase 5
10  Coahuila, Torreón 393 Decrease 2
Busiest international routes at León International Airport (2017)[4]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  United States, Los Angeles 75,152 Steady Aeromexico Connect, Delta Connection, Interjet, United Express, Volaris
2  United States, Houston 65,938 Increase 1 United Express
3  United States, Dallas/Fort Worth 65,474 Decrease 1 American Airlines
4  United States, Atlanta 27,295 Steady Aeroméxico Connect, Delta Connection
5  United States, Chicago 21,308 Steady Volaris
6  United States, Oakland 15,229 Steady Volaris
7  United States, Ontario 4,941 Volaris
8  United States, Portage Creek 414 Decrease 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Traffic Report" (PDF). Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico. January 2018. Retrieved January 7, 2018. 
  2. ^ a b "United Airlines Mexico service changes from late-June 2018". RoutesOnline. May 12, 2018. Retrieved May 13, 2018. 
  3. ^ "Volaris anounces route opening and frequency increase" (in Spanish). EnElAire. July 2018. Retrieved July 9, 2018. 
  4. ^ "Operational Statistics of Airports in the ASA Network" (in Spanish). Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares. January 2018. Retrieved March 12, 2018. 

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