Cuernavaca Airport

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General Mariano Matamoros Airport

Aeropuerto Internacional General Mariano Matamoros
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorAeropuerto de Cuernavaca S.A. de C.V.
LocationCuernavaca
Hub for
Elevation AMSL4,295 ft / 1,309 m
Coordinates18°50′06″N 99°15′43″W / 18.83500°N 99.26194°W / 18.83500; -99.26194Coordinates: 18°50′06″N 99°15′43″W / 18.83500°N 99.26194°W / 18.83500; -99.26194
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CVJ is located in Mexico
CVJ
CVJ
Location of airport in Morelos
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
02/20 9,599 2,926 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Total Passengers7,735
Ranking in Mexico59th Steady
Source: Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil

General Mariano Matamoros Airport (IATA: CVJ, ICAO: MMCB), also known as Cuernavaca Airport, is an airport located in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico, near Mexico City. It handles only national air traffic for the city of Cuernavaca. It is part of the Mexico City Metropolitan Airport Group, along with the airports of Puebla, Querétaro, Pachuca, Mexico City, and Toluca. The airport is operated by the government-owned corporation Aeropuerto de Cuernavaca S.A. de C.V.

The airport, being composed of a sole terminal building (excluding general aviation terminal, hangars, and control tower), was recently renovated with the purpose of offering more modern facilities. It remains a national airport even though there were previous plans to convert it into an international point of entry.

It was Aerolíneas Internacionales' hub before the airline ceased operations in 2003. Previous operators used to be Aeroméxico, ALMA de México, Aerolíneas Internacionales (hub airline), Avolar and Volaris. VivaAerobus resumed service at the airport in July 2012, and ceased in September 2013.

It handled 7,047 passengers in 2017, and 7,735 passengers in 2018.

TAR resumed scheduled domestic service in March 2016.

On April 11, 2019, José Manuel Sanz Rivera, head of the office of the Governor of Morelos, said he is working to reactivate the airport. He has been in talks with Viva Aerobús to restart regular service and he is looking to extend the runway 600 meters so that it can serve as an alternative to the airports in Toluca and Mexico City.[1]

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  1. ^ ""Aeropuerto de Cuernavaca se va a reactivar"" ["Cuernavaca Airport is going to reactivate"] (in Spanish). 24 Morelos. April 11, 2019. Retrieved April 11, 2019.

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