Mexicali International Airport

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General Rodolfo Sánchez Taboada International Airport

Aeropuerto Internacional de Mexicali General Rodolfo Sánchez Taboada
Airport typePublic, Military
OperatorGrupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico
ServesMexicali, Baja California, Mexico
Elevation AMSL23 m / 75 ft
Coordinates32°37′50″N 115°14′29″W / 32.63056°N 115.24139°W / 32.63056; -115.24139Coordinates: 32°37′50″N 115°14′29″W / 32.63056°N 115.24139°W / 32.63056; -115.24139
WebsiteMexicali International Airport
MXL is located in Baja California
MXL is located in Mexico
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 2,600 8,530 Concrete
Statistics (2018)
Total Passengers1,130,541
Ranking in Mexico17th Increase 4
Source: Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico

General Rodolfo Sánchez Taboada International Airport (IATA: MXL, ICAO: MMML) Is an international airport located outside Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico, near the U.S.-Mexico border. It is the northern-most airport in Mexico. It is named after Mexican military officer, politician and former Governor of Baja California Rodolfo Sánchez Taboada.


The General Rodolfo Sánchez Taboada International Airport is located 20 kilometres east of the City of Mexicali. The airport is 535 hectares in area, with an asphalt runway 2600 metres long and 45 metres wide, designed to handle aircraft such as the Boeing 737, Boeing 757 and Airbus A320. It has two taxiways, 385 and 460 metres long by 23 metres wide.

The airport has two aprons, one for commercial aviation, made of hydraulic concrete with three parking positions; and another for general aviation, made of asphalt, with 24 parking positions and three helipads. It also has a building for Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting, a machinery room, visual aids, control tower, three hangars and a water treatment plant.

Thanks to the opening of new routes during 2018, the airport experienced the highest growth percentage in the country: in 2017 the airport served 794,152 passengers, while in 2018 it served 1,130,541 passengers, an increase of 41.6%.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Aeroméxico Mexico City
Aeroméxico Connect Mexico City
Calafia Airlines Culiacán, La Paz
TAR Culiacán, Hermosillo
VivaAerobus Guadalajara, Monterrey
Volaris Chihuahua, Culiacán, Guadalajara, León/El Bajío, Mexico City, Monterrey, Morelia (ends October 23, 2019)

Busiest routes[edit]

Busiest domestic routes at Mexicali International Airport (2018)[2]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Jalisco, Guadalajara 217,899 Increase 1 VivaAerobus, Volaris
2  Mexico City, Mexico City 201,206 Decrease 1 Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Volaris
3  Sinaloa, Culiacán 54,188 Steady Calafia Airlines, TAR, Volaris
4  Nuevo León, Monterrey 40,830 Steady VivaAerobus, Volaris
5  Michoacán, Morelia 18,827 Increase 1 Volaris
6  Sonora, Hermosillo 7,797 Decrease 1 TAR
7  Guanajuato, León 2,066 Volaris
8  Baja California, Tijuana 345 Decrease 1
9  Sinaloa, Mazatlán 138 Increase 3
10  Jalisco, Puerto Vallarta 109


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "GAP Traffic Report". Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico. Retrieved January 7, 2019.
  2. ^ "Traffic Statistics by Airline" (in Spanish). Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2019. Retrieved March 13, 2019.

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