El Lencero Airport

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El Lencero Airport

Aeropuerto Nacional El Lencero
Airport typePublic
OperatorState government
LocationEl Lencero, Veracruz
Elevation AMSL3,127 ft / 953 m
Coordinates19°28′30″N 96°47′51″W / 19.47500°N 96.79750°W / 19.47500; -96.79750
JAL is located in Mexico
Location of airport in Mexico
Direction Length Surface
ft m
08/26 5,577 1,700 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Total passengers760
Ranking in Mexico65th Steady
Source: Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil[1]

El Lencero Airport (IATA: JAL, ICAO: MMJA) is an airport located at Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico. It handles national air traffic for the city of Xalapa. The airport is able to handle up to 100,000 passengers per year. Aeromar had for many years been the only commercial operator at the airport, with a total of 26–28 weekly flights to and from Mexico City. At the moment, El Lencero is not served by any commercial carrier.


Xalapa National Airport is located six miles east of Xalapa, on the South side of the road XalapaVeracruz, and Northwest of one small lagoon.

Four miles south of the airport is the hill Chavarrillo, which has 4,000 feet of elevation. The prevailing winds are from the E-SE throughout the year. Strong winds are from the North during the polar fronts season (October to May). There is often fog and low ceilings.

The only airport runway is 08–26 with 3,127 feet of elevation, paved, 1,780 meters long and 30 meters wide. To land on runway 08 it is necessary to execute a glide slope slightly steeper than normal, as the land rises to the west.

The AFIS UNICOM frequency is 123.3 MHz and is open to all operations from dawn to dusk.

In 2013 the airport began a renovation and expansion that includes the construction of a new runway.[2][3]

In 2016, Xalapa received 3,708 passengers, while in 2017 were 760 passengers, according to data released by the Direction General of Civil Aeronautics.

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  1. ^ "Air carrier operational statistics". Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2016. Archived from the original on 5 January 2016. Retrieved March 31, 2016.
  2. ^ "Expansion in Xalapa airport with 800 bp (in Spanish)". El Dictamen. January 2013. Archived from the original on 25 March 2014. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Extension of Xalapa airport could start in March, will invest 800 million pesos:Zarrabal (in Spanish)". Al Calor Político. January 2013. Retrieved 6 November 2013.

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