General Heriberto Jara International Airport
|General Heriberto Jara Corona International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional General Heriberto Jara
|Operator||Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste|
|Elevation AMSL||27 m / 90 ft|
Source: Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste
General Heriberto Jara International Airport or Veracruz International Airport (IATA: VER, ICAO: MMVR) is an international airport located at Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico. It handles national and international air traffic for the city of Veracruz.
In 2013, the airport handled 1,010,814 passengers, and in 2014 it handled 1,157,522 passengers.
Expansion and renovation works
The airport has been recently renovated and expanded in order to meet the growing demand. Some improvements have been added, such as the construction of new hallways inside the terminal to accommodate a larger number of passengers, so that the airport can handle the operations of larger aircraft, such as the Boeing 757.
As the airport terminal has only one level, it would have been very difficult to introduce jetways; Therefore, new covered bridges have been constructed, which connect to also-covered airstairs and then to the aircraft. These new bridges, which can move as jetways, make the embarking and disembarking procesess easier and faster, while protecting the passengers from the sound and weather. Only gates 1–5 are equipped with this kind of bridges. The terminal exterior and interior have also been renovated, with a completely new architectural style. The airport is located at the outskirts of the city of Veracruz, in a place known as "Las Bajadas". The airport is named after General Heriberto Jara Corona, once Governor of Veracruz, from 1924 to 1927.
- Number of gates: 6
- Contact positions: 6
- Number of jetways: 5 (landbridges)
- Number of baggage claiming carousels: 2 (1 domestic, 1 international)
- Customs (Arrivals area)
- Taxi & car rentals (Arrivals area)
- Duty Free
- Parking area
Airlines and destinations
|Aeromar||Ciudad del Carmen, Guadalajara, Mexico City|
|Aeroméxico||Seasonal: Mexico City|
|Aeroméxico Connect||Mexico City, Monterrey|
|Aeroméxico Express||Mérida, Monterrey, Tampico, Villahermosa|
|Interjet||Mexico City, Monterrey|
|MAYAir||Cancún, Cozumel, Mérida, Villahermosa|
|TAR||Mérida, Monterrey, Tampico, Villahermosa (all begin September 7, 2015)|
|VivaAerobus||Cancún, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Reynosa|
|Volaris||Cancún, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Tijuana|
|1||Distrito Federal, Mexico City||278,743||Aeromar, Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, Volaris|
|2||Nuevo León, Monterrey||72,535||Aeroméxico Connect, Aeroméxico Express, Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|3||Quintana Roo, Cancún||71,488||MAYAir, VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|4||Jalisco, Guadalajara||50,492||Aeromar, VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|6||Tamaulipas, Tampico||19,594||1||Aeroméxico Express|
|7||Tabasco, Villahermosa||19,581||1||Aeroméxico Express, MAYAir|
|8||Baja California, Tijuana||11,656||Volaris|
Accidents and incidents
- "Live a TAR experience with these special fares to/from Veracruz (in Spanish)". Transportes Aéreos Regionales. July 2015. Retrieved July 18, 2015.
- "Air Operational Statistics". Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2015. Retrieved April 14, 2015.
- "N258M Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 24 July 2010.
- Veracruz Intl. Airport
- Airport information for MMVR at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
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