Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport

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International Airport

Aeropuerto Internacional
de Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo
Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport Logo.gif
Airport type Public
Operator Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte
Location Zihuatanejo, Guerrero
Elevation AMSL 26 ft / 8 m
Coordinates 17°36′05″N 101°27′37″W / 17.60139°N 101.46028°W / 17.60139; -101.46028
Website http://www.oma.aero/es...
ZIH is located in Mexico
Location of airport in Mexico
Direction Length Surface
ft m
08/26 8,202 2,500 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Total Passengers 557,389
Ranking in Mexico 27th Increase 1
Source: Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte

Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport (IATA: ZIHICAO: MMZH) is an international airport in the state of Guerrero on Mexico's Pacific Ocean coast. It receives thousands of tourists all year to visit beaches and resorts. It handles national and international air traffic for the cities of Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo.

It handled 562,099 passengers in 2015, and 557,389 passengers in 2016.


The architect of the 1998 new Ixtapa International Airport, its renovation, expansion and extended facilities, was Mexican architect and great-grandson of Queen Isabella II of Spain, Manuel De Santiago-de Borbón González Bravo. He was a member of ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites, UNESCO), and his lifetime architectural legacy to Mexico adds to 11,000,000 built square meters nationwide, including famous buildings and national sites, as well as important national restorations like the Mexican Houses of Congress Palace, Palacio Legislativo de San Lázaro.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airport's Air side.
Airport's Control Tower.
Check-in counters at the Airport.
Main corridor at the Airport.
Airlines Destinations
Aeromar Mexico City
Aeroméxico Mexico City
Air Canada Seasonal: Toronto–Pearson
Air Canada Rouge Seasonal: Montreal–Trudeau, Vancouver
Air Transat Seasonal: Montreal–Trudeau
Alaska Airlines Los Angeles
American Airlines Phoenix–Sky Harbor
Seasonal: Dallas/Fort Worth
Delta Air Lines Los Angeles
Seasonal: Minneapolis/St. Paul
Interjet Mexico City
Magnicharters Mexico City
Sun Country Airlines Seasonal: Minneapolis/St. Paul
Sunwing Airlines Seasonal: Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto–Pearson, Vancouver, Winnipeg
TAR Aerolineas Acapulco, Guadalajara, León/Bajío, Los Mochis, Querétaro, Toluca/Mexico City
United Airlines Seasonal: Chicago–O'Hare, Houston–Intercontinental
United Express Houston–Intercontinental
VivaAerobus Mexico City
Volaris Chicago-O'Hare (begins November 19, 2017),[1] Mexico City
WestJet Seasonal: Calgary


Busiest domestic routes at Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport (2016)
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Distrito Federal (México), Mexico City 155,656 Steady Aeromar, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, Magni, Volaris
2  México (state), Toluca 3,506 Steady TAR
3  Jalisco, Guadalajara 3,218 Increase 1 TAR
4  Guerrero, Acapulco 3,205 Decrease 1 TAR
5  Nuevo León, Monterrey 1,799 Steady Magni
6  Querétaro, Querétaro 336 TAR
7  Veracruz, Veracruz 87
Busiest international routes at Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport (2016)[2]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  United States, Los Angeles 35,394 Steady Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines
2  Canada, Calgary 14,353 Increase 1 Sunwing Airlines, WestJet
3  United States, Minneapolis 10,187 Increase 1 Delta Air Lines, Sun Country Airlines
4  United States, Houston-Intercontinental 7,083 Decrease 2 United Airlines, United Express
5  United States, Phoenix–Sky Harbor 6,251 Steady American Airlines
6  Canada, Montréal 4,979 Increase 1 Air Canada Rouge, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines
7  Canada, Toronto 4,894 Decrease 1 Air Canada, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines
8  United States, Chicago 3,693 Increase 5 United Airlines
9  United States, Dallas 2,729 Increase 2 American Airlines
10  Canada, Winnipeg 2,630 Increase 4 Sunwing Airlines, WestJet


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Volaris will connect Chicago with Huatulco and Zihuatanejo" (in Spanish). Grupo Milenio. February 2017. Retrieved February 19, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Air carrier operational statistics". Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2017. Retrieved March 7, 2017. 

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