Morelia International Airport

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General Francisco Mujica International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional General Francisco J. Mujica
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Front terminal
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 (2016)
Total Passengers 535,900
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 478,500 passengers in 2015, and 535,900 passengers in 2016.

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 Seasonal: Mexico City
Aeroméxico Connect Mexico City
Seasonal: Tijuana (resumes December 15, 2017)
American Eagle Dallas/Fort Worth
United Express Houston–Intercontinental
Volaris Chicago–Midway, Fresno (begins December 16 2017),[1] Los Angeles, Mexicali (begins December 16, 2017),[1] Oakland, Tijuana, San Jose (CA) (begins December 15, 2017)[1]

Busiest routes[edit]

Busiest domestic routes at Morelia International Airport (2016)
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Baja California, Tijuana 87,384 Steady Volaris
2  Distrito Federal (México), Mexico City 45,919 Steady Aeromar, Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect
3  Nuevo León, Monterrey 210 Steady
4  Chiapas, Cancún 107
5  Coahuila, Torreón 78 Decrease 1
6  Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez 64
7  México (state), Toluca 56
8  Querétaro, Querétaro 43 Decrease 2
9  Sinaloa, Culiacán 41
10  Veracruz, Veracruz 40 Decrease 5
Busiest international routes at Morelia International Airport (2016)[2]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  United States, Chicago
* Midway International Airport
* O'Hare International Airport
44,734 Steady Aeroméxico, Volaris
2  United States, Los Angeles 35,640 Steady Volaris
3  United States, Oakland 18,604 Increase 1 Volaris
4  United States, Houston 12,997 Decrease 1 United Express
5  United States, Dallas 12,704 Steady American Eagle
6  United States, Washington 61

Accidents and incidents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Morelia Airport to open three new routes in December" (in Spanish). MiMorelia. October 2017. Retrieved October 11, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Air carrier operational statistics". Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2017. Retrieved February 22, 2017. 
  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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