Hermosillo International Airport

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General Ignacio Pesqueira García International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional General Ignacio Pesqueira García


HMO is located in Mexico
Location of airport in Mexico
Airport type Military/Public
Operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico
Location Hermosillo, Sonora
Hub for Aeromexico,[1] 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
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 7,546 2,300 Asphalt
11/29 (Closed) 3,609 1,100 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Total Passengers 1,349,300
Ranking in Mexico 11th Decrease
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 Los Angeles and Phoenix. It is a focus city for Aeromexico Connect,[1] handling around 50 daily commercial flights to destinations within Mexico and the United States.


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 General Abelardo L. Rodríguez International Airport in Tijuana, 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. Aeromexico 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 1,326,200 passengers in 2014, and 1,349,300 passengers in 2015.[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Airlines Destinations
Aeromar Guadalajara, Los Mochis, Mazatlán, Tucson
Aeroméxico Mexico City
Aeroméxico Connect Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez, Culiacán, Guadalajara, Los Angeles, Los Mochis, Mazatlán, Mexicali, Mexico City, Monterrey, Tijuana, Torreón/Gómez Palacio
Aéreo Calafia Ciudad Obregón, Guaymas, Guerrero Negro, La Paz
Aéreo Servicio Guerrero Guaymas, Guerrero Negro, Puerto Peñasco
American Eagle Phoenix–Sky Harbor
Interjet Mexico City
TAR Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez, Culiacán, La Paz, Puerto Peñasco, Querétaro (begins November 1, 2016),[3] Torreón/Gómez Palacio (begins November 1, 2016)[3]
VivaAerobus Guadalajara, Monterrey
Volaris Guadalajara, Mexico City, Monterrey, Tijuana
Seasonal: Phoenix–Sky Harbor


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 (2015)[4]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Distrito Federal (México), Mexico City 304,379 Steady Aeroméxico, Interjet, Volaris
2  Jalisco, Guadalajara 108,612 Steady Aeromar, Aeroméxico Connect, VivaAerobus, Volaris
3  Nuevo León, Monterrey 97,140 Steady Aeroméxico Connect, VivaAerobus, Volaris
4  Baja California, Tijuana 54,684 Steady Aeroméxico Connect, Volaris
5  Baja California, Mexicali 23,468 Steady Aeroméxico Connect
6  Sinaloa, Culiacán 21,671 Steady Aeroméxico Connect, TAR
7  Baja California Sur, La Paz 15,594 Increase 4 Aéreo Calafia, TAR
8  Chihuahua, Chihuahua 15,364 Decrease 1 Aeroméxico Connect, TAR
9  Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez 2,392 Steady Aeroméxico Connect, TAR
10  Coahuila, Torreón 623 Aeroméxico Connect

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Aeromexico increases its connectivity to provide additional benefits to all of its clients", Press Release, Aeromexico, May 7, 2014
  2. ^ "Annual Report (in Spanish)" (PDF). Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico. January 2016. Retrieved January 8, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "New routes from $1,449 MXN (in Spanish)" (web). TAR Aerolíneas. Retrieved October 19, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Air Operational Statistics". Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2016. Retrieved February 25, 2016. 

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