Acapulco International Airport

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General Juan N. Álvarez International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional General Juan N. Álvarez
Acapulco - Aeropuerto Internacional Juan N. Álvarez.JPG

IATA: ACAICAO: MMAA

ACA is located in Mexico
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Location of airport in Mexico
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte
Serves Acapulco
Location Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico
Elevation AMSL 13 ft / 4 m
Coordinates 16°45′21.7″N 099°45′05.8″W / 16.756028°N 99.751611°W / 16.756028; -99.751611Coordinates: 16°45′21.7″N 099°45′05.8″W / 16.756028°N 99.751611°W / 16.756028; -99.751611
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 1,700 5,579 Concrete
10/28 3,302 10,832 Concrete
Statistics (2014)
Total Passengers 631,570
Source: DAFIF[1][2] Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte

Acapulco International Airport, officially General Juan N. Álvarez International Airport (IATA: ACAICAO: MMAA), is the main airport of Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico, located 26 km (16 miles) from the city.

Information[edit]

Layout of terminal building

In 2013, the airport handled 617,079 passengers, and in 2014 it handled 631,570 passengers.

Because Acapulco has always been considered an important resort and recreation area, Acapulco International Airport has long been important in the development of tourism in southern Mexico. It is the largest international airport in the country's southern Pacific region, and one of the largest air facilities in Mexico. Frequent flights are available daily from Mexico City International Airport in Mexico City as well as less frequent flights from other Mexican, American, and Canadian cities. The airport can accommodate jets up to the size of the Boeing 747.

This international airport is one of the top 15 airports in Mexico in terms of passengers and operations, receiving many international charter flights.

The facility has many services for passengers, including restaurants, VIP lounges, and several gates equipped with jetways, and is divided in two terminals, The passenger terminal, serving all scheduled flight and all airlines (domestic and international) and the general aviation Terminal, which is a 1960's circular building.

The airport was named by Juan N. Álvarez Hurtado, acMexican military who was instrumental in most of the armed conflicts in the beginning of Mexico independent, Governor of Guerrero and President of Mexico.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Acapulco Airport.
Airport Terminal building.
Main corridor of the airport.
Waiting room at Acapulco airport.

Many Mexican airlines provide daily domestic flights to Mexico City, Tijuana, Monterrey and Toluca. Some American airlines serve Acapulco from Atlanta and Houston. During the winter Acapulco is visited by Canadian charter airlines from places such as Montreal and Toronto. European charters such as Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomson Airways and TUI Airlines also serve Acapulco because of PO Ferry cruises from here. Aircraft such as Boeing 737, Boeing 757, Boeing 767, Airbus A330, Airbus A320, Embraer EMB 145/195 and Bombardier CRJ100 are all regular visitors. When Acapulco was extremely popular airlines such as Delta, United, British Airways and Alitalia connected Acapulco to various European and American cities.

Airlines Destinations
Aeromar Mexico City
Aeroméxico Mexico City
Air Transat Seasonal: Montréal-Trudeau, Toronto-Pearson
Interjet Mexico City, Tijuana, Toluca/Mexico City
Magni Monterrey
Sunwing Airlines Seasonal: Toronto-Pearson
TAR Aerolineas Guadalajara, Queretaro
United Express Seasonal: Houston-Intercontinental[3]
VivaAerobus Monterrey
Volaris Mexico City, Monterrey, Tijuana, Toluca/Mexico City (begins July 22, 2015; ends August 26, 2015)[4]

Traffic statistics[edit]

Passengers[edit]

List of passengers per year since 2001.[5][6]

Year Total passengers  % change Domestic
Passengers
 % change International
Passengers
 % change
2001 940 197 Decrease 7.6% 569 195 Increase 3.3% 371 002 Decrease 20.6%
2002 793 420 Decrease 15.6% 523 172 Decrease 8.0% 270 248 Decrease 27.1%
2003 774 349 Decrease 2.4% 527 208 Increase 0.7% 247 141 Decrease 8.5%
2004 821 301 Increase 6.0% 542 437 Increase 2.8% 278 864 Increase 12.8%
2005 880 190 Increase 7.1% 554 988 Increase 2.3% 325 202 Increase 16.6%
2006 994 393 Increase 13.0% 638 543 Increase 15.1% 355 850 Increase 9.4%
2007 1 057 332 Increase 6.3% 740 289 Increase 15.9% 317 043 Decrease 10.9%
2008 1 087 974 Increase 2.9% 818 671 Increase 10.6% 269 303 Decrease 15.1%
2009 839 048 Decrease 22.9% 636 418 Decrease 22.3% 202 630 Decrease 24.8%
2010 736 878 Decrease 12.2% 547 420 Decrease 14.0% 189 458 Decrease 6.5%
2011 596 326 Decrease 19.1% 495 018 Decrease 9.6% 101 308 Decrease 46.5%
2012 546 951 Decrease 8.2% 486 268 Decrease 1.7% 60 683 Decrease 40.1%
2013 617 079 Increase 12.9% 560 945 Increase 15.4% 56 134 Decrease 7.5%
2014 631 570 Increase 2.3% 576 042 Increase 2.7% 55 528 Decrease 1.1%

Busiest routes[edit]

Busiest domestic routes at Acapulco International Airport (2014)[7]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Distrito Federal (México), Mexico City 208,587 Steady Aeromar, Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, Volaris
2  México (state), Toluca 39,765 Steady Interjet
3  Baja California, Tijuana 18,118 Steady Interjet, Volaris
4  Nuevo León, Monterrey 17,332 Steady Magni, VivaAerobus, Volaris
5  Querétaro, Querétaro 2,764 TAR
6  Guerrero, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo 2,234 Increase 4 TAR
7  Jalisco, Guadalajara 311 Decrease 1 TAR
8  Oaxaca, Oaxaca 191 Increase 1
9  Campeche, Ciudad del Carmen 148
10  Veracruz, Poza Rica 42

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airport information for MMAA at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ Airport information for ACA at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
  3. ^ http://www.united.com/CMS/Documents/pdfs/route-maps/UAL_WORLD_Map_2014_09_01.pdf
  4. ^ "Volaris opens route between Toluca and Acapulco for the summer season (in Spanish)". El Financiero. June 2015. Retrieved June 21, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Investor Relations". Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte de México. January 2015. Retrieved June 6, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "Passenger's Traffic" (XLS). Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte de México. January 2015. Retrieved June 6, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Air Operational Statistics". Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2015. Retrieved May 27, 2015. 

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