General José María Yáñez International Airport

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General José María Yáñez International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional General José María Yáñez
Airport type Public
Operator Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares
Location Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico
Elevation AMSL 18 m / 59 ft
Coordinates 27°58′08″N 110°55′30″W / 27.96889°N 110.92500°W / 27.96889; -110.92500Coordinates: 27°58′08″N 110°55′30″W / 27.96889°N 110.92500°W / 27.96889; -110.92500
GYM is located in Mexico
Location of the airport in Mexico
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02L/20R 2,350 7,710 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Total Passengers 16,895
Source: Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares

General José María Yáñez International airport (IATA: GYMICAO: MMGM) is an international airport located in Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico. It handles national and international air traffic for the city of Guaymas. It was named after General José María Yáñez who defended Guaymas against an army of 400 French, German and Chilean filibusters in the 19th century. It is operated by Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares, a federal government-owned corporation.

In 2014, the airport handled 20,634 passengers, and in 2015 it handled 16,895 passengers.


Past jet service[edit]

A U.S. based airline operated scheduled passenger jet service from Guaymas during the 1970s. In 1975, Hughes Airwest was operating nonstop service to Phoenix (PHX) four days a week with a McDonnell Douglas DC-9-30 jetliner with this flight offering continuing, no change of plane service to San Jose, CA (SJC), San Francisco (SFO), Sacramento (SMF), Eugene, OR (EUG). Portland, OR (PDX) and Seattle (SEA).[1]

Aeromexico operated daily McDonnell Douglas DC-9-30 jet service from Guaymas nonstop to Tucson (TUS) for a number of years in the 1980s and 1990s.[2]

US Airways used to fly to Phoenix–Sky Harbor from Guaymas with Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft; the route was initially operated by Beechcraft 1900D and Bombardier Dash 8 aircraft. The service was discontinued in late 2012.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aéreo Calafia Guerrero Negro, Hermosillo, Isla de Cedros, La Paz, Loreto
Aéreo Servicio Guerrero Guerrero Negro, Hermosillo

See also[edit]


  1. ^, Oct. 26, 1975 Hughes Airwest system timetable
  2. ^, Official Airline Guide (OAG) editions: Feb. 15, 1985; Feb. 15, 1989; Oct. 1, 1991 and Feb. 2, 1995, Guaymas to Tucson flight schedules
  3. ^ "US Airways Cancels Guaymas, Mexico Service from late-Oct 2012". Airline Route. 10 September 2012. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 

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