General Francisco J. Mujica International Airport

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General Francisco Mujica International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional General Francisco J. Mujica
Morelia International Airport DSC 0585 AD.JPG
Front terminal
IATA: MLMICAO: MMMM
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico
Serves Morelia, Álvaro Obregón, Michoacán, Mexico
Elevation AMSL 1,839 m / 6,033 ft
Coordinates 19°51′00″N 101°01′32″W / 19.85000°N 101.02556°W / 19.85000; -101.02556Coordinates: 19°51′00″N 101°01′32″W / 19.85000°N 101.02556°W / 19.85000; -101.02556
Map
MLM is located in Mexico
MLM
MLM
Location of the airport in Mexico
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 3,400 11,155 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Total Passengers 467,297
Ranking in Mexico 32nd Decrease 1
Source: Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico

General Francisco Mujica International Airport, or simply Morelia International Airport, (IATA: MLMICAO: MMMM) is an international airport in Álvaro Obregón, Michoacán, Mexico, near Morelia. The airport handles national and international air traffic of the city of Morelia. Named after former governor of Michoacán Francisco José Múgica. General Francisco J. Mujica International Airport it is the largest in the state of Michoacan. The longest route from Morelia is to Chicago, served by Aeroméxico and Volaris, while the shortest route is Mexico City, served by Aeromar and Aeromexico Connect.

It handled 456,368 passengers in 2014, and 467,297 passengers in 2015.[1]

History[edit]

The airport opened in 1984 and initially only had a daily flight with a DC-9 to Mexico City. The airport has grown to become the largest in the state of Michoacán.

In the past, the airport has been served by Aero California, Aviacsa, Avolar, Lineas Aereas Azteca, Continental (now United), Mexicana de Aviación, TAESA, TAR Aerolineas and VivaAerobus.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

A Volaris A319 parked at the gate.
Airlines Destinations
Aeromar Mexico City
Aeroméxico Chicago-O'Hare Seasonal: Mexico City
Aeroméxico Connect Mexico City
American Eagle Dallas/Fort Worth
United Express Houston-Intercontinental
Volaris Chicago-Midway, Los Angeles, Oakland, Tijuana

Busiest routes[edit]

Busiest domestic routes at Morelia International Airport (2015)
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Baja California, Tijuana 72,909 Steady Volaris
2  Distrito Federal (México), Mexico City 44,118 Steady Aeromar, Aeroméxico Connect
3  Nuevo León, Monterrey 111 Increase 1
4  Coahuila, Torreón 87 Increase 4
5  Veracruz, Veracruz 76 Increase 5
6  Querétaro, Querétaro 60 Increase 1
7  Chiapas, Tuxtla Gutiérrez 42 Increase 2
8  Guerrero, Acapulco 40
Busiest international routes at Morelia International Airport (2015)[2]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  United States, Chicago 40,679 Increase 1 Aeroméxico Contigo, Volaris
2  United States, Los Angeles 32,543 Decrease 1 Volaris
3  United States, Houston 13,960 Steady United Express
4  United States, Oakland 13,306 Increase 2 Volaris
5  United States, Dallas 12,417 Decrease 1 American Eagle
6  United States, San Francisco 694 Decrease 1 Aeroméxico Contigo

Accidents and incidents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.sct.gob.mx/transporte-y-medicina-preventiva/aeronautica-civil/estadisticas/estadistica-operacional-de-aeropuertos-airports-operational-statistics/
  2. ^ "Air Operational Statistics". Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2016. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  3. ^ "List of Mexican Disasters". Blogspot. December 2009. Retrieved January 9, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. January 2016. Retrieved January 9, 2016. 

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