El Lencero Airport

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El Lencero Airport
Aeropuerto Nacional El Lencero
Airport type Public
Operator State government
Serves Xalapa
Location El Lencero, Veracruz
Elevation AMSL 3,127 ft / 953 m
Coordinates 19°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 (2016)
Total passengers 3,708
Source: Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil[1]

El Lencero Airport (IATA: JALICAO: 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. The only airline at the airport Aeromar, operates a total of 26–28 weekly flights in and out the airport.


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 2015, Xalapa received 5,332 passengers, while in 2016 were 3,708 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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