Ensenada Airport

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Ensenada Airport
View of Ensenada air force base in Baja California.jpg
Airport type Military
Operator Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional
Location Ensenada
Elevation AMSL 66 ft / 20 m
Coordinates 31°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
Direction Length Surface
ft m
11/29 4,892 1,491 Asphalt

Ensenada Airport (IATA: ESEICAO: 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]

Air Force Units[edit]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Air Taxi Services[edit]

Airlines Destinations
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.

Training Flights Only[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Northwest Aeronautical Institute Tijuana, Real del Castillo


  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. 

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