Hermosillo International Airport

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General Ignacio Pesqueira García International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional General Ignacio Pesqueira García
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
HMO is located in Mexico
Location of airport in Mexico
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 7,546 2,300 Asphalt
11/29 (Closed) 3,609 1,100 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Total Passengers 1,627,800
Ranking in Mexico 11th Steady
Source: Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico

Hermosillo International Airport (IATA: HMO, ICAO: 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 and as well a flight to the U.S. to Phoenix. It handles 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 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 1,561,500 passengers in 2016, and 1,627,800 passengers in 2017.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Airlines Destinations
Aeroméxico Mexico City
Aeroméxico Connect Monterrey
Aéreo Servicio Guerrero Guerrero Negro
American Eagle Phoenix–Sky Harbor
Calafia Airlines Cabo San Lucas, Cedros Island, Ciudad Obregón, Guaymas, Guerrero Negro, La Paz, Loreto
Interjet Guadalajara, Mexico City
TAR Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez, Culiacán, Mexicali, Querétaro
VivaAerobus Guadalajara, Monterrey
Volaris Guadalajara, Mexico City, Tijuana


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 (2017)
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Distrito Federal (México), Mexico City 351,218 Steady Aeroméxico, Interjet, Volaris
2  Jalisco, Guadalajara 178,758 Steady Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris
3  Nuevo León, Monterrey 109,870 Steady Aeroméxico Connect, VivaAerobus, Volaris
4  Baja California, Tijuana 76,630 Steady Interjet, Volaris
5  Baja California Sur, La Paz 14,837 Steady Calafia Airlines, TAR
6  Chihuahua, Chihuahua 11,260 Steady TAR
7  Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez 9,874 Increase 2 TAR
8  Sinaloa, Culiacán 9,812 Steady Interjet, TAR
9  Baja California, Mexicali 6,154 Decrease 2 TAR
10  Sinaloa, Los Mochis 612 Increase 1
Busiest international routes at Hermosillo International Airport (2017)[2]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  United States, Phoenix 18,352 Steady American Eagle, Volaris
2  United States, Tucson 862 Increase 1 Aeromar
3  United States, Los Angeles 527 Decrease 1 Aeroméxico Connect
4  Canada, Vancouver 282
5  United States, Sacramento 172 Steady
6  United States, Las Vegas 66 Decrease 2

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Traffic Report" (PDF). Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico. January 2018. Retrieved January 7, 2018. 
  2. ^ "Operational Statistics of Airports in the ASA Network" (in Spanish). Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares. January 2018. Retrieved March 7, 2018. 

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