Guadalajara International Airport
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|Guadalajara International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional de Guadalajara
|IATA: GDL – ICAO: MMGL|
|Operator||Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico|
|Location||Tlajomulco de Zuñiga, Jalisco|
|Focus city for|
|Elevation AMSL||1,529 m / 5,016 ft|
Source: Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico
Guadalajara International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional de Guadalajara), officially known as Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Guadalajara International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional de Guadalajara Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla) (IATA: GDL, ICAO: MMGL), is the main airport of Mexico's second-largest city Guadalajara. Opened in 1966, it's located 16 km south of the city center. In 2014 it handled 8,695,183 passengers, and in 2015 it handled 9,758,516. It is Mexico's third busiest airport, after Mexico City International Airport and Cancún International Airport and second busiest for cargo flights.
Guadalajara's International Airport is composed of two runways and one terminal. It is also a major airport for connections, being a hub for Aeroméxico/Aeroméxíco Connect and Volaris, for which is a primary gateway to the United States. It is also a focus city for VivaAerobus and Interjet as well. Flights are offered to destinations within Mexico and to Central America and the United States.
The airport is named for Miguel Hidalgo, who began the war that brought Mexican independence from Spain. He has been called the "father of Mexican independence".
The Passenger's Terminal is used by all airlines for international and domestic flights. The terminal has Customs facilities. It also has 10 jetways on Concourse A and Concourse C. There are also 27 remote parking positions.
The Cargo Terminal was recently expanded and has a capacity to store approximately 350,000 tons of goods annually in its 27,000 square meters. It has 6 positions that can handle any kind of major aircraft.
Airlines and destinations
|1||Distrito Federal (México), Mexico City||1,361,865||Aeromar Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|2||Baja California, Tijuana||543,303||Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|3||Nuevo León, Monterrey||279,053||Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|4||Quintana Roo, Cancún||258,466||Interjet, Magni, VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|5||Sonora, Hermosillo||108,081||1||Aeromar, Aeroméxico Connect, VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|6||Baja California Sur, Los Cabos||106,597||1||Aéreo Calafia, Interjet, Volaris|
|7||Baja California, Mexicali||101,189||Aeroméxico Connect, Volaris|
|8||Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez||75,238||Aeroméxico Connect, VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|9||Baja California Sur, La Paz||64,800||1||Aéreo Calafia, TAR, VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|10||Veracruz, Veracruz||54,774||1||Aeromar, VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|11||Sinaloa, Culiacán||51,704||2||Aeroméxico Express, Volaris, VivaAerobus|
|12||Jalisco, Puerto Vallarta||39,056||Aeroméxico Express, Interjet, TAR, VivaAerobus|
|13||Yucatán, Mérida||38,043||1||VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|14||Tabasco, Villahermosa||37,240||2||VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|15||Chiapas, Tuxtla Gutiérrez||35,827||2||VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|1||United States, Los Angeles||392,030||Aeroméxico Contigo, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Volaris Interjet|
|2||United States, Houston||124,766||United Airlines, United Express, VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|3||United States, Chicago (Midway and O'Hare)[Note 1]||104,067||2||Aeroméxico Contigo, Volaris|
|4||United States, Dallas||99,572||American Airlines, American Eagle, Volaris|
|5||United States, San Jose||98,764||2||Alaska Airlines, Volaris|
|6||United States, Fresno||82,165||1||Aeroméxico Contigo, Volaris|
|7||United States, Sacramento||81,033||1||Aeroméxico Contigo, Volaris|
|8||United States, Phoenix–Sky Harbor||76,355||2||American Airlines, American Eagle, US Airways, US Airways Express, Volaris|
|9||United States, Oakland||73,670||Volaris|
|10||United States, Ontario||61,520||3||Aeroméxico Contigo, Volaris|
|11||United States, Las Vegas||60,774||1||Aeroméxico, Volaris|
|12||United States, Atlanta||56,281||1||Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection|
|13||United States, San Francisco||38,144||3||Aeroméxico Contigo|
|14||United States, San Antonio||28,935||Interjet, Volaris|
|15||Panama, Panama City||23,708||Copa Airlines|
- The official statistics include both Midway and O'Hare airports.
Accidents and incidents
- Aeroméxico Flight 498: On August 31, 1986 an Aeroméxico DC-9 that originated from Mexico City and stopped at Guadalajara, Loreto and Tijuana collided with a private aircraft while attempting to land at Los Angeles International Airport.
- Marketing Aeromexico. "Aeromexico increases its connectivity to provide additional benefits to all of its clients". Marketing Aeroméxico. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
- "Annual Report (in Spanish)" (PDF). Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico. January 2016. Retrieved January 8, 2016.
- Quarter Studios - Soluciones Digitales. "Aeropuerto de Guadalajara". Retrieved 29 July 2015.
- "AeroMexico Schedules Guadalajara – Puebla Service in Dec 2016". routesonline. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
- "VivaAerobus has new routes for you (in Spanish)". Viva Aerobus. January 2016. Retrieved January 19, 2016.
- "Volaris will offer new route Austin-Guadalajara (in Spanish)". El Informador. May 2016. Retrieved May 7, 2016.
- "Air Operational Statistics". Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2016. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
- Grupo Aeroportuario del Pácifico
- AeropuertosMexico.com (in English)
- Airport information for MMGL at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
- FlightAware U.S. airport activity to/from: Don Miguel Hidalgo Y Costilla Int'l (MMGL)
- A-Z World Airports: Don Miguel Hidalgo Airport (GDL/MMGL)
- TAR Aerolineas