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Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport

Coordinates: 17°36′05″N 101°27′37″W / 17.60139°N 101.46028°W / 17.60139; -101.46028
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Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport

Aeropuerto Internacional de Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo
Airport typePublic
OperatorGrupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte
ServesIxtapa and Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico
LocationZihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico
Time zoneCST (UTC-06:00)
Elevation AMSL8 m / 26 ft
Coordinates17°36′05″N 101°27′37″W / 17.60139°N 101.46028°W / 17.60139; -101.46028
ZIH is located in Guerrero
Location of airport in Guerrero
ZIH is located in Mexico
ZIH (Mexico)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 2,500 8,202 Asphalt
Statistics (2023)
Total passengers654,392
Ranking in Mexico33rd Decrease 1
Source: Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte[1]

Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional de Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo) (IATA: ZIH, ICAO: MMZH) is an international airport located in Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico. It serves as the primary gateway for both domestic and international air travel to the resort cities of Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo, popular tourist destinations situated along the Costa Grande region of the Mexican Pacific Coast. The airport facilitates nonstop flights to numerous major cities within Mexico, along with mostly seasonal flights to destinations in the United States and Canada. Additionally, the airport supports various activities in general and executive aviation, as well as flight training. Operated by Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte (OMA), Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport reported handling 593,354 passengers in 2022 and experienced an increase to 654,392 passengers in 2023.[1]

Aerial view of ZIH
Airport's control tower
Departures concourse


Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport is situated at an elevation of 8 metres (26 ft) above mean sea level, with its grounds adjacent to the coast. The airport infrastructure includes one passenger terminal and a single runway designated as 09/27, measuring 2,500 metres (8,200 ft) in length. The apron is equipped with 6 aircraft stands specifically designated for the disembarkation of narrow-body aircraft.

The passenger terminal encompasses 6 boarding gates and provides a range of services typical of an international airport, including a VIP lounge. Essential amenities such as parking, taxi services, and car rental facilities are readily available on-site. In addition to serving commercial flights, the airport accommodates charter flights, as well as executive and general aviation operations.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Terminal main entrance


Aeroméxico ConnectMexico City
Air Canada Seasonal: Montreal–Trudeau, Toronto–Pearson, Vancouver
Alaska Airlines Los Angeles
Seasonal: Chicago–O'Hare, San Francisco
American Airlines Seasonal: Phoenix-Sky Harbor
American Eagle Phoenix-Sky Harbor
Seasonal: Dallas/Fort Worth
Magnicharters Mexico City
Seasonal: Monterrey
Mexicana de Aviación Mexico City–AIFA
Sun Country Airlines Seasonal: Minneapolis/St. Paul
United Airlines Seasonal: Chicago–O'Hare, Houston–Intercontinental
United Express Houston–Intercontinental
Viva AerobusMexico City, Mexico City–AIFA
Seasonal: Monterrey
Volaris Mexico City, Querétaro, Tijuana
Seasonal: Chicago–O'Hare
WestJet Seasonal: Calgary, Vancouver
Check-in counters
Main hall

Destination maps[edit]

Domestic destinations from Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport
Red = Year-round destination
Blue = Future destination
Green = Seasonal destination
International destinations from Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport
Red = Year-round destination
Blue = Future destination
Green = Seasonal destination
Interjet Airbus A320 at ZIH
Departures concourse



Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Airport Passengers. See Wikidata query.

Busiest routes[edit]

Busiest routes from Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport (2023)[2]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Mexico City, Mexico City 172,174 Steady Aeroméxico Connect, Magnicharters, Viva Aerobus, Volaris
2  Baja California, Tijuana 34,006 Increase 1 Volaris
3  United States, Los Angeles 29,576 Decrease 1 Alaska Airlines, United Express
4  Canada, Calgary 12,801 Increase 1 WestJet
5  United States, Houston–Intercontinental 8,297 Decrease 1 United Express
6  State of Mexico, Mexico City-AIFA 8,133 New entry Viva Aerobus
7  United States, Phoenix–Sky Harbor 7,527 Steady American Airlines, American Eagle
8  Querétaro, Querétaro 6,451 New entry Volaris
9  United States, San Francisco 6,232 Steady Alaska Airlines
10  United States, Dallas/Fort Worth 5,842 Decrease 1 American Airlines, American Eagle

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "OMA's December 2023 Total Passenger Traffic" (PDF; 292 KB). oma.aero. Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte S.A.B. de C.V. January 8, 2024. Retrieved January 27, 2024.
  2. ^ "Estadística operacional por origen-destino / Traffic Statistics by City Pairs" (in Spanish). Agencia Federal de Aviación Civil. January 2024. Retrieved February 1, 2024.

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