Mexicali International Airport

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General Rodolfo Sánchez Taboada International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional de Mexicali General Rodolfo Sánchez Taboada
Airport type Public, Military
Operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico
Serves Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
Elevation AMSL 23 m / 75 ft
Coordinates 32°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
Website Mexicali International Airport
MXL is located in Mexico
Location of the airport in Mexico
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10L/28R 2,600 8,530 Concrete
Statistics (2016)
Total Passengers 716,200
Ranking in Mexico 26th Increase 3
Source: Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico

General Rodolfo Sánchez Taboada International Airport (IATA: MXLICAO: 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.

In 2015 the airport served 595,600 passengers, while in 2016 it served 716,200 passengers, an increase of 20.2%.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aéreo Calafia Culiacán, La Paz
Aeroméxico Mexico City
Volaris Culiacán, Guadalajara, Mexico City

Aviacsa ceased operations at this airport in May 2008.

Busiest routes[edit]

Busiest domestic routes at Mexicali International Airport (2016)[2]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Distrito Federal (México), Mexico City 189,687 Steady Aeroméxico, Volaris
2  Jalisco, Guadalajara 110,583 Steady Volaris
3  Sonora, Hermosillo 17,470 Steady Aeroméxico Connect
4  Sinaloa, Culiacán 14,956 Aéreo Calafia, Volaris
5  Baja California, Tijuana 844 Decrease 1
6  Guanajuato, León 109 Decrease 1
7  Sonora, Ciudad Obregón 31 Increase 1


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Traffic Report (in Spanish)". Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico. January 2017. Retrieved January 7, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Air carrier operational statistics". Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2017. Retrieved February 22, 2017. 

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