Ensenada Airport

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Ensenada Airport
View of Ensenada air force base in Baja California.jpg
Airport typeMilitary
OperatorSecretaría de la Defensa Nacional
LocationEnsenada, Baja California, Mexico
Elevation AMSL66 ft / 20 m
Coordinates31°47′43″N 116°36′09″W / 31.79528°N 116.60250°W / 31.79528; -116.60250Coordinates: 31°47′43″N 116°36′09″W / 31.79528°N 116.60250°W / 31.79528; -116.60250
ESE is located in Baja California
ESE is located in Mexico
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 1,491 4,892 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Total PassengersN/A

Ensenada Airport (IATA: ESE, ICAO: MMES) functions as the "El Ciprés" Military Airbase Number 3, operated by the Mexican Air Force. It is located 3 km south of Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. Besides military air operations, it handles general aviation services for the city of Ensenada. It is an official airport of entry into Mexico. Currently, it only handles two regional commercial airlines, with flights within the region.


As part of the National Infrastructure Plan presented by Felipe Calderón, an international airport will be built in Ensenada. Construction is expected to begin on the first quarter of 2008 and initial investment is estimated at around $230 million. The airstrip will be able to receive large aircraft including the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 747. International flights to Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Tokyo, Frankfurt and Bogotá are planned.[1]

In June 2016, Baja California State Congress passed a bill to decree the construction of the Ensenada Airport, which will be located in the Municipality of Ojos Negros, East of the city.[2]

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Aéreo Servicio Guerrero Guerrero Negro, Isla de Cedros
Aeroservicios California Pacífico Bahía Tortugas, Isla de Cedros
View of the 11 Runway from the beach side
Contigious military facilities at ESE.


  1. ^ Karla Lorena Lamas (27 July 2007). "Será internacional nuevo aeropuerto". El Vigía. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-07-30.
  2. ^ http://www.mexico-now.com/main/index.php/9-news/391-ensenada-airport-s-construction-approved

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