Monterrey International Airport
|General Mariano Escobedo International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional Mariano Escobedo
|Operator||Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte|
|Serves||Monterrey, Nuevo Leon|
|Location||Apodaca, Nuevo Leon|
|Focus city for|
|Elevation AMSL||1,280 ft / 390 m|
Source: Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte
Monterrey International Airport, (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional de Monterrey); ceremonial name General Mariano Escobedo International Airport (IATA: MTY, ICAO: MMMY), is an international airport located in Apodaca, Nuevo León, Mexico. Together with Del Norte International Airport, the airport handles domestic and international operations for the city of Monterrey and its metropolitan area.
There are almost 300 daily flights to more than 35 destinations in Mexico and the United States. It is considered as the country's fourth most important airport in terms of passengers handled and operations per year, after Mexico City, Cancún and Guadalajara.
The airport serves as a hub for Aeroméxico/Aeroméxico Connect, Magnicharters, VivaAerobus, and Volaris and a focus city for Interjet. Airport terminals were renovated and expanded in 2003 and 2007.
It's also one of the fastest growing airports in Mexico: in 2015, the airport handled 8,461,917 passengers, an 18.7% increase from 2014 that received 7,128,531 passengers.
- Terminal A, consists of a building comprising check-in facilities, baggage claiming, shopping areas, restaurants, customs, airport and airline offices, as many other services, while the satellite building connected via underground tunnels comprises all the VIP and waiting lounges, migration among other services as well as obviously the boarding gates. The Satellite building, is divided into two concourses, North Concourse for domestic flights (Gates A1-A15), while South Concourse comprises all the international flights that operate into the airport (Gates B3-B8). Several flights are delayed day by day due to the lack of free contact and even remote positions, as the ones capable of handling large aircraft such as the Boeing 767. Nevertheless, Terminal C and Terminal B work as a relief system for this terminal. There are future plans to remodel and expand the Satellite building, adding at least 4 new jetways and 3 remote positions.
- Terminal B, considered as the second most modern air facility in the country (only behind the Mexico City's Terminal 2), it was opened on September 2010. The terminal comprise 8 gates, 6 of which are equipped with jetways and 2 apron-doors which might be used by Aeroméxico's feeder airline Aeroméxico Connect. The terminal house all operations of the Sky Team member airlines, similar to Terminal 2 in Mexico City International Airport. The airport terminal is able to handle up to 2 million passengers per year, and allows the airport to free some slots for new airlines to operate into Terminal A.
- Terminal C, inaugurated on November 30, 2006, houses the operations from low cost carrier serving the airport, VivaAerobus. This terminal works completely independent to Terminal A, opposite to Terminal B functionality.
- Air Cargo Terminal, recently launched the "Air Cargo Terminal", which has 6 hectares (15 acres) for operations. Courier companies operating nationally and abroad, notably FedEx, DHL, UPS, Estafeta.
The airport resides at an elevation of 1280 feet (390 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 11/29 with an asphalt surface measuring 3,000 by 45 metres (9,843 ft × 148 ft). A second runway which is rarely used is designated 16/34 and also has an asphalt surface with a stretch of 1,801 by 30 metres (5,909 ft × 98 ft). The main runway, 11/29, has an ILS approach system and has its own VHF omnidirectional radio range (VOR) and DME station. It is also capable of handling aircraft such as the Boeing 747-400, but due to the lack of remote positions, this airport is mainly used by smaller aircraft. In September 2014, Monterrey commenced its first intercontinental flight in years when Aeromexico begins flying its Boeing 787 Dreamliner four days a week to Tokyo-Narita as a fuel stop to flights between Mexico City International Airport and Tokyo-Narita. Aeromexico stated that the flight will last while Tijuana International Airport, the usual gateway to Mexico from Asia, makes improvements to its runway. Monterrey was selected due to its importance to the country's economy and for being a popular business destination.
- Terminal A: 9 contact positions, 12 remote positions
- Terminal B: 6 contact positions, 7 remote positions
- Terminal C: 8 remote positions
- Number of jetways: 9 (Terminal A), 6 (Terminal B)
- Number of baggage claiming carousels: 4
Airlines and destinations
|Amerijet International||Mexico City|
|AeroUnion||Los Angeles, Mexico City|
operated by ABX Air
|Estafeta||Chihuahua, San Luis Potosí|
|Regional Cargo||Mexico City, Querétaro|
|1||Distrito Federal (México), Mexico City||1,529,196||Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|2||Quintana Roo, Cancún||429,920||Aeroméxico, Interjet, Magni, VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|3||Jalisco, Guadalajara||278,182||Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|4||Guanajuato, León||110,693||4||Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, Viva Aerobus|
|5||Sonora, Hermosillo||100,946||1||Aeroméxico Connect, VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|6||Chihuahua, Chihuahua||93,351||1||Aeroméxico Connect, TAR, VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|7||Querétaro, Querétaro||89,777||4||Aeroméxico Connect, TAR, Volaris|
|8||Veracruz, Veracruz||89,145||1||Aeroméxico Connect, Aeroméxico Express, Interjet, Viva Aerobus, Volaris|
|9||México (state), Toluca||86,081||3||Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet|
|10||Tabasco, Villahermosa||80,686||3||Aeroméxico Express, Interjet, VivaAerobus|
|11||Tamaulipas, Tampico||77,703||4||Aeroméxico Connect, Aeroméxico Express, TAR, VivaAerobus|
|12||Sinaloa, Culiacán||72,912||2||Aeroméxico Connect, VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|13||Baja California, Tijuana||71,759||2||Aeroméxico Connect, Volaris|
|14||Jalisco, Puerto Vallarta||69,428||Aeroméxico Connect, Magni, TAR, VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|15||Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez||66,792||3||Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, VivaAerobus|
|1||United States, Houston||177,020||Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, United Express, VivaAerobus|
|2||United States, Dallas||118,974||American Airlines, VivaAerobus|
|3||United States, Atlanta||64,918||Delta Connection|
|4||United States, Las Vegas||58,994||Aeroméxico, Interjet, Magni, VivaAerobus|
|6||United States, Chicago||36,844||1||Aeroméxico, United Express|
|7||United States, San Antonio||34,276||1||Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, VivaAerobus|
|8||United States, New York||26,968||3||Aeroméxico|
|9||United States, Miami||23,858||Aeroméxico Connect, American Airlines|
|10||Panama, Panama City||15,912||3||Copa Airlines|
|11||United States, Detroit||4,216||2||Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection|
|13||United States, Orlando–International||2,236||3||Magni|
|14||United States, Baltimore||91|
Accidents and incidents
- On February 11, 2010, Click Mexicana Flight 7222, operated by Fokker 100 XA-SHJ suffered an undercarriage malfunction on approach to Quetzalcóatl International Airport, Nuevo Laredo. A low fly-past confirmed that both main gears had not deployed. The aircraft diverted to Monterrey. It was substantially damaged in the landing, having departed the runway and spun through 180°.
- On April 13, 2010 an Aerounion – Aerotransporte de Carga Union Airbus A-300B4-200, registration XA-TUE performing a freight flight, AeroUnion Flight 302 from Mexico (Mexico) to Monterrey (Mexico) with 5 crew, crashed on approach to land on General Mariano Escobedo International Airport's runway 11. The aircraft came to rest on a highway at around 23:30L (04:30Z Apr 14). All on board perished, 1 person in a truck on the highway was also reported killed, the airplane was destroyed after a large fire broke out.
- On November 24, 2010 a Mexican Air Force AN-32 cargo flight crashed when taking off from General Mariano Escobedo International Airport for a flight to Mexico City. All 5 crew members died.
- On December 9, 2012, a Learjet 25 carrying Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera and 4 other passengers, and 2 crew, crashed 7 minutes after take-off, while on its way to Toluca. All seven occupants died.
- "Aeromexico increases its connectivity to provide additional benefits to all of its clients", Press Release, Aeromexico, May 7, 2014
- "Contact Us." Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte. Retrieved on February 18, 2011. "Headquarters Aeropuerto Internacional de Monterrey, Zona de Carga Aérea Carretera Miguel Alemán Km. 24 S/N Apodaca, NL., México. CP 66600."
- "Contact." VivaAerobus. Retrieved on August 29, 2010. "HEADQUARTERS: Aeropuerto de Monterrey, Terminal C, Zona de carga Carretera Miguel Alemán Km. 24 Apodaca, Nuevo León, México C.P. 66600"
- "Air Operational Statistics". Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2016. Retrieved February 10, 2016.
- Hradecky, Simon. "Accident: Click Mexicana F100 at Monterrey on Feb 11th 2010, landed without main gear". Aviation Herald. Retrieved February 13, 2010.
- "6 muertos in Monterrey".
- Planas, Roque (December 9, 2012). "Jenni Rivera Dies In Plane Crash Leaving No Survivors". Huffington Post.