Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport

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International Airport

Aeropuerto Internacional
de Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo
Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport Logo.gif
Airport typePublic
OperatorGrupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte
LocationZihuatanejo, Guerrero
Elevation AMSL26 ft / 8 m
Coordinates17°36′05″N 101°27′37″W / 17.60139°N 101.46028°W / 17.60139; -101.46028
ZIH is located in Mexico
Location of airport in Mexico
Direction Length Surface
ft m
08/26 8,202 2,500 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Total Passengers566,497
Ranking in Mexico32nd Decrease 3
Source: Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte[1]

Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport (IATA: ZIH, ICAO: 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 597,902 passengers in 2017, and 566,497 passengers in 2018.[1]


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.
AeromarMexico City
Aeroméxico ConnectMexico City
Air CanadaSeasonal: Toronto–Pearson, Vancouver
Air Canada RougeSeasonal: Montreal–Trudeau
Alaska AirlinesLos Angeles
American AirlinesSeasonal: Dallas/Fort Worth, Phoenix–Sky Harbor
American EagleSeasonal: Dallas/Fort Worth, Phoenix–Sky Harbor
Delta Air LinesSeasonal: Minneapolis/St. Paul
InterjetMexico City, Toluca/Mexico City
MagnichartersMexico City
Seasonal: Monterrey
Sun Country AirlinesSeasonal: Minneapolis/St. Paul
Sunwing AirlinesSeasonal: Calgary, Edmonton, Montréal-Trudeau, Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto–Pearson, Vancouver, Winnipeg
TAR AerolineasGuadalajara, Querétaro
United AirlinesSeasonal: Chicago–O'Hare, Houston–Intercontinental
United ExpressHouston–Intercontinental
VivaAerobusMexico City
Seasonal: Monterrey (resumes December 14, 2019)[2]
VolarisMexico City, Tijuana
Seasonal: Chicago O’Hare
WestJetSeasonal: Calgary


Busiest domestic routes at Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport (2018)
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Mexico City, Mexico City 162,803 Steady Aeromar, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, Magni, VivaAerobus, Volaris
2  Querétaro, Querétaro 4,509 Steady TAR
3  Baja California, Tijuana 2,861 Volaris
4  Nuevo León, Monterrey 1,761 Steady Magni
5  Jalisco, Guadalajara 839 Increase 1 TAR
6  México (state), Toluca 812 Decrease 3
7  Guanajuato, León 325 Decrease 2
Busiest international routes at Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport (2018)[3]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  United States, Los Angeles 31,381 Steady Alaska Airlines
2  Canada, Calgary 13,787 Steady Sunwing Airlines, WestJet
3  United States, Minneapolis 9,264 Steady Delta Air Lines, Sun Country Airlines
4  United States, Houston 8,286 Steady United Express
5  Canada, Montréal 7,165 Steady Air Canada Rouge, Sunwing Airlines
6  Canada, Vancouver 6,224 Increase 2 Air Canada, Sunwing Airlines
7  Canada, Toronto 5,019 Decrease 1 Air Canada, Sunwing Airlines
8  United States, Phoenix 4,860 Decrease 1 American Airlines, American Eagle
9  United States, Chicago 3,982 Steady United Airlines
10  Canada, Winnipeg 2,596 Increase 2 Sunwing Airlines


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "OMA's Monthly Traffic Report" (Web). Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte. Retrieved February 28, 2019.
  2. ^ "Viva Aerobus announces flight Monterrey-Ixtapa" (in Spanish). A21. October 2019. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  3. ^ "Traffic Statistics by Airline" (in Spanish). Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2019. Retrieved April 11, 2019.

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