Guadalajara International Airport

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Guadalajara International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional de Guadalajara
Terminal 1 Guadalajara Intl.jpg


GDL is located in Mexico
Location of airport in Mexico
Airport type Public
Operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico
Serves Guadalajara, Jalisco
Location Tlajomulco de Zuñiga, Jalisco
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 1,529 m / 5,016 ft
Coordinates 20°31′18″N 103°18′40″W / 20.52167°N 103.31111°W / 20.52167; -103.31111Coordinates: 20°31′18″N 103°18′40″W / 20.52167°N 103.31111°W / 20.52167; -103.31111
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 4,000 13,123 Asphalt
02/20 1,818 5,964 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Total Passengers 8,733,500
Source: Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico

Guadalajara International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional de Guadalajara), officially known as Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Guadalajara International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional de Guadalajara Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla) (IATA: GDLICAO: MMGL), is the main airport of Mexico's second-largest city Guadalajara. It opened in 1966 and is located 16 km south of the city center. In 2013, the airport handled 8,148,000 passengers, and in 2014 it handled 8,733,500 passengers. It is Mexico's third busiest airport, after Mexico City International Airport and Cancún International Airport and second busiest for cargo flights.

Guadalajara's International Airport is composed of two runways and two terminals. It is also a major airport for connections, being a hub for Aeroméxico/Aeroméxíco Connect[1] and Volaris, for which is a primary gateway to the United States. It is also a focus city for VivaAerobus. Flights are offered to destinations within Mexico and to Central America and the United States.

The airport is named for Miguel Hidalgo, who began the war that brought Mexican independence from Spain. He has been called the "father of Mexican independence".

Salón Premier at Guadalajara Airport.
Automatic ticket counters at Guadalajara Airport.
Airport's Terminal 1
Terminal 1 Map.


Terminal 1[edit]

Terminal 1 is used by most airlines for international and some domestic flights.[2] The terminal has Customs facilities. It also has 10 jetways and 11 remote parking positions.

Terminal 2[edit]

Terminal 2 was opened in 2002 in an attempt to relief some congestion in Terminal 1. The airport planned to close Terminal 2 in 2009, but the plans were scrapped.[3] While the terminal is much smaller, it has 16 contact positions and no jetways.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations Terminal/
Aéreo Calafia La Paz, San José del Cabo 1 C
Aeromar Ciudad del Carmen, Puebla, Veracruz 1 C
Aeroméxico Chicago-O'Hare, Fresno, Los Angeles, Ontario, Sacramento, San Francisco
Seasonal: Denver
1 A
Aeroméxico Mexico City, Tijuana 1 C
Aeroméxico Connect Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez, Ciudad Obregón, Hermosillo, Mexicali, Mexico City, Monterrey, Tijuana, Toluca/Mexico City, Torreón/Gómez Palacio 1 C
Aeroméxico Express Culiacán, Puerto Vallarta 1 C
Alaska Airlines Los Angeles, San Jose (CA) 1 A
American Airlines Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Phoenix 1 A
American Eagle Phoenix 1 A
Copa Airlines Panama City 1 A
Delta Air Lines Atlanta, Los Angeles
Seasonal: Salt Lake City
1 A
Delta Connection Atlanta
Seasonal: Salt Lake City
1 A
Interjet San Antonio 1 A
Interjet Cancún, Mexico City, Monterrey, Puerto Vallarta, San José del Cabo, Tijuana 1 C
Magnicharters Cancún 1 C
TAR Aerolineas Acapulco, Durango, Huatulco, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Los Mochis, Mazatlán, La Paz, Oaxaca, Puerto Vallarta, Queretaro, Toluca/Mexico City, Tuxtla Gutiérrez 2
United Airlines Houston-Intercontinental 1 A
United Express Houston-Intercontinental 1 A
VivaAerobus Cancún, Ciudad Juárez, Hermosillo, La Paz, Mérida, Mexico City, Monterrey, Reynosa, San José del Cabo, Tampico, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Veracruz, Villahermosa
Seasonal: Tijuana (begins December 18, 2015)[4]
Volaris Chicago-Midway, Chicago-O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Fresno, Guatemala City, Houston-Intercontinental, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York-JFK,[5] Oakland, Ontario, Orlando, Phoenix, Portland (OR), Reno/Tahoe, Sacramento, San Antonio, San Jose (CA), San José de Costa Rica
Seasonal: San Diego
Volaris Cancún, Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez, Ciudad Obregón, Culiacán, Hermosillo, La Paz, Los Mochis, Mazatlán, Mérida, Mexicali, Mexico City, Monterrey, San José del Cabo, Tampico, Tijuana, Torreón/Gómez Palacio, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Veracruz, Villahermosa 1 C

Cargo airlines[edit]

Terminal 2 Map.
Concourse A.
Air Zone.
Aeroméxico Connect E-190.
Terminal 2.
Terminal 2 Gates.
Fast Food area at Guadalajara International Airport.
Gate 14 at Guadalajara Airport.
Airlines Destinations
AeroUnion Los Angeles, Mexico City
Air France Cargo Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Amerijet International Miami
Cargolux Houston-Intercontinental, Luxembourg, Miami
Cathay Pacific Cargo Anchorage, Hong Kong
Centurion Cargo Seasonal: Los Angeles, Mexico City
DHL Aviation operated by ABX Air Cincinnati, Los Angeles
Estafeta La Paz, San Luis Potosí
FedEx Express Dallas/Fort Worth, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Memphis
Korean Air Cargo Anchorage, Seoul-Incheon, Vancouver
Lufthansa Cargo Dallas/Fort Worth, Frankfurt
MasAir Bogotá, Los Angeles, Miami
Panalpina operated by Atlas Air Huntsville, London-Stansted
UPS Airlines Louisville

Busiest routes[edit]

Busiest domestic routes from GDL (2014)
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Distrito Federal (México), Mexico City 1,189,853 Steady Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris
2  Baja California, Tijuana 538,187 Steady Aeroméxico Connect, Aeroméxico, Interjet, Volaris
3  Nuevo León, Monterrey 265,788 Steady Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris
4  Quintana Roo, Cancún 220,097 Steady Interjet, Magni, VivaAerobus, Volaris
5  Baja California Sur, Los Cabos 103,499 Increase 1 Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris
6  Sonora, Hermosillo 98,924 Decrease 1 Aeroméxico Connect, VivaAerobus, Volaris
7  Baja California, Mexicali 84,337 Steady Aeroméxico Connect, Volaris
8  Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez 70,209 Steady Aeroméxico Connect, VivaAerobus, Volaris
9  Sinaloa, Culiacán 58,580 Steady Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Volaris
10  Baja California Sur, La Paz 58,073 Steady Aeroméxico Connect, Viva Aerobus, Volaris
11  Veracruz, Veracruz 58,073 Increase 1 Aeromar, Aeroméxico Connect, Viva Aerobus, Volaris
12  Jalisco, Puerto Vallarta 35,293 Increase 1 Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, TAR Aerolineas
13  Chiapas, Tuxtla Gutiérrez 34,190 Increase 2 TAR Aerolineas, Viva Aerobus, Volaris
14  Yucatán, Mérida 32,909 Increase 2 Viva Aerobus, Volaris
15  Chihuahua, Chihuahua 25,281 Decrease 1 Aeroméxico Connect, Volaris
Busiest international routes from GDL (2014)[6]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  United States, Los Angeles 391,563 Steady Aeroméxico, Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Volaris
2  United States, Houston 106,558 Increase 2 United Airlines, United Express, Volaris, VivaAerobus
3  United States, San Jose 96,797 Decrease 1 Alaska Airlines, Volaris
4  United States, Dallas 87,379 Decrease 1 American Airlines, American Eagle
5  United States, Chicago (Midway and O'Hare)[Note 1] 86,008 Increase 1 Aeroméxico, Volaris
6  United States, Phoenix 81,112 Decrease 1 US Airways, US Airways Express, Volaris
7  United States, Fresno 75,018 Increase 1 Aeroméxico Contigo, Volaris
8  United States, Sacramento 71,516 Increase 3 Aeroméxico Contigo, Volaris
9  United States, Oakland 67,975 Decrease 2 Volaris
10  United States, San Francisco 60,740 Increase 2 Aeroméxico Contigo
11  United States, Atlanta 58,981 Decrease 2 Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection
12  United States, Las Vegas 55,798 Decrease 2 Aeroméxico, Volaris
13  United States, Ontario 44,512 Increase 1 Aeroméxico Contigo, Volaris
14  United States, San Antonio 26,809 Increase 4 Interjet, Volaris
15  Panama, Panama City 26,420 Steady Copa Airlines
  1. ^ The official statistics include both Midway and O'Hare airports.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Marketing Aeromexico. "Aeromexico USA - Aeromexico increases its connectivity to provide additional benefits to all of its clients". Marketing Aeroméxico. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Quarter Studios - Soluciones Digitales. "Aeropuerto de Guadalajara". Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Flightglobal Login". Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "Vivaaerobus to launch new routes to Tijuana (In Spanish)". VivaAerobus. Retrieved September 1, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Volaris, Now Arriving in New York". Yahoo Finance. 25 March 2015. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "Air Operational Statistics". Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2015. Retrieved 2015-03-03. 

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