Hermosillo International Airport

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General Ignacio Pesqueira García International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional General Ignacio Pesqueira García
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Summary
Airport type Military/Public
Operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico
Location Hermosillo, Sonora
Hub for Aéreo Servicio Guerrero
Elevation AMSL 627 ft / 191 m
Coordinates 29°05′45″N 111°02′52″W / 29.09583°N 111.04778°W / 29.09583; -111.04778
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HMO is located in Mexico
HMO
HMO
Location of airport in Mexico
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 7,546 2,300 Asphalt
11/29 (Closed) 3,609 1,100 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Total Passengers 1,561,500
Ranking in Mexico 11th Steady
Source: Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico

Hermosillo International Airport (IATA: HMOICAO: MMHO), also known by its ceremonial name, General Ignacio L. Pesqueira International Airport (Aeropuerto Internacional General Ignacio L. Pesqueira), is an international airport located in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. The airport handles several domestic flights as well as flights to the U.S. cities of Tucson and Phoenix. It handles around 50 daily commercial flights to destinations within Mexico and the United States.

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View of terminal

The facility is composed of one main runway (5/23), one alternate runway which is currently closed (11/29), taxiways, hangars, and a commercial terminal which has capacity for 9 or more aircraft.

The airport normally serves as the primary alternate airport for flights headed to Tijuana International Airport, therefore, it is not unusual to see planes otherwise headed to Tijuana being diverted to Hermosillo due to unfavorable weather at Tijuana or other technical problems. The airport's runways and taxiways were recently widened so as to handle heavy aircraft that may divert to Hermosillo. Aeroméxico has had to divert its Boeing 777 to Hermosillo on several occasions.

The airport is also a military base, denominated BAM-18, handling Mexican Air Force's flights.

The airport is named after Ignacio Pesqueira, a general who helped the Mexican army resist the French during the 19th century invasion.

It handled 1,349,300 passengers in 2015, and 1,561,500 passengers in 2016.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aeromar Culiacán, Guadalajara, Tucson
Aeroméxico Mexico City
Aeroméxico Connect Mexico City, Monterrey
Aéreo Calafia Ciudad Obregón, Guaymas, Guerrero Negro, La Paz
Aéreo Servicio Guerrero Guaymas, Guerrero Negro, Puerto Peñasco
American Eagle Phoenix–Sky Harbor
Interjet Guadalajara, Mexico City
TAR Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez, Culiacán, La Paz, Querétaro, Torreón/Gómez Palacio
VivaAerobus Guadalajara, Monterrey
Volaris Guadalajara, Mexico City, Monterrey, Tijuana
Seasonal: Phoenix–Sky Harbor

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Ameriflight El Paso, Phoenix–Sky Harbor
DHL Aviation Phoenix–Sky Harbor
Estafeta Mexico City, San Luis Potosi, Tijuana

Busiest Routes[edit]

Busiest domestic routes at Hermosillo International Airport (2016)
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Distrito Federal (México), Mexico City 328,973 Steady Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, Volaris
2  Jalisco, Guadalajara 135,055 Steady Aeromar, Aeroméxico Connect, VivaAerobus, Volaris
3  Nuevo León, Monterrey 109,217 Steady Aeroméxico Connect, VivaAerobus, Volaris
4  Baja California, Tijuana 70,335 Steady Aeroméxico Connect, Volaris
5  Baja California Sur, La Paz 21,510 Increase 2 Aéreo Calafia, TAR
6  Chihuahua, Chihuahua 18,617 Increase 2 Aeroméxico Connect, TAR
7  Baja California, Mexicali 18,462 Decrease 2 Aeroméxico Connect
8  Sinaloa, Culiacán 16,174 Decrease 2 Aeroméxico Connect, TAR
9  Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez 10,083 Steady Aeroméxico Connect, TAR
10  Sinaloa, Mazatlán 2,908 Increase 4 Aeromar, Aeroméxico Connect
Busiest international routes at Hermosillo International Airport (2016)[2]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  USA, Phoenix 14,910 Steady American Eagle, Volaris
2  USA, Los Angeles 10,830 Steady Aeroméxico Connect
3  USA, Tucson 502 Aeromar
4  USA, Las Vegas 153
5  USA, Sacramento 90
6  USA, Salt Lake City 34

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Annual Report (in Spanish)". Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico. January 2017. Retrieved January 8, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Air carrier operational statistics". Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2017. Retrieved February 20, 2017. 

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