General Heriberto Jara International Airport

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General Heriberto Jara Corona International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional General Heriberto Jara
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VER is located in Mexico
Location of airport in Mexico
Airport type Public/Military
Operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste
Serves Veracruz, Veracruz
Elevation AMSL 27 m / 90 ft
Coordinates 19°08′45″N 96°11′14″W / 19.14583°N 96.18722°W / 19.14583; -96.18722
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 1,523 4,997 Asphalt
18/36 2,400 7,874 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Total passengers 1,157,522
Source: Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste

General Heriberto Jara International Airport or Veracruz International Airport (IATA: VERICAO: 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[edit]

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.


Renovation works at the Airport.
New check-in counters at the Airport.
New check-in counters.
Gate B at the airport.
Inside of the airport.
  • 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[edit]

Airlines 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 (ends January 3, 2016)
MAYAir Cancún, Cozumel, Mérida, Villahermosa
TAR Cancún, Ciudad del Carmen, Colima, Toluca/Mexico City
United Express Houston-Intercontinental
VivaAerobus Cancún, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Reynosa
Volaris Cancún, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Tijuana

Busiest routes[edit]

Busiest domestic routes at Veracruz International Airport (2014)[1]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Distrito Federal, Mexico City 278,743 Steady Aeromar, Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, Volaris
2  Nuevo León, Monterrey 72,535 Steady Aeroméxico Connect, Aeroméxico Express, Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris
3  Quintana Roo, Cancún 71,488 Steady MAYAir, VivaAerobus, Volaris
4  Jalisco, Guadalajara 50,492 Steady Aeromar, VivaAerobus, Volaris
5  Tamaulipas, Reynosa 28,674 Steady VivaAerobus
6  Tamaulipas, Tampico 19,594 Increase 1 Aeroméxico Express
7  Tabasco, Villahermosa 19,581 Decrease 1 Aeroméxico Express, MAYAir
8  Baja California, Tijuana 11,656 Steady Volaris
9  Nayarit, Tepic 373 Increase 2
10  Guerrero, Acapulco 232 Increase 2

Accidents and incidents[edit]

On 2 April 1981, Douglas C-47A N258M of Sky Train Air was written off in an accident while taxiing.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Air Operational Statistics". Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2015. Retrieved April 14, 2015. 
  2. ^ "N258M Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 24 July 2010. 

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