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 (2020)
Total Passengers317,395
Ranking in Mexico31st Increase 1
Source: Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte

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 625,186 passengers in 2019, and 317,395 passengers in 2020.[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
Interjet Mexico City (suspended)[2]
MagnichartersMexico City
Seasonal: Monterrey
Sun Country AirlinesSeasonal: Minneapolis/St. Paul
United AirlinesSeasonal: Chicago–O'Hare
United ExpressHouston–Intercontinental, Los Angeles
VivaAerobusMexico City
Seasonal: Monterrey
VolarisMexico City, Tijuana
Seasonal: Chicago–O'Hare
WestJetSeasonal: Calgary

Busiest Routes[edit]

Busiest domestic routes at Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport (2020)[3]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Mexico City, Mexico City 79,779 Steady Aeromar, Aeroméxico Connect, interjet, Magni, VivaAerobús, Volaris
2  Baja California, Tijuana 10,384 Steady Volaris
3  México (state), Toluca 2,867 Increase 2 Interjet
4  Querétaro, Querétaro 762 Steady TAR
5  Nuevo León, Monterrey 431 Decrease 2 Magni, VivaAerobús
Busiest international routes at Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport (2020)[3]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  United States, Los Angeles 16,010 Steady Alaska Airlines
2  Canada, Calgary 8,984 Steady WestJet
3  United States, Houston–Intercontinental 5,358 Steady United Express
4  United States, Minneapolis/St. Paul 3,396 Increase 4 Sun Country Airlines
5  Canada, Vancouver 3,295 Decrease 21 Air Canada
6  Canada, Montréal–Trudeau 3,279 Increase 1 Air Canada Rouge
7  United States, Chicago–O'Hare 3,242 Decrease 2 United Airlines, Volaris
8  United States, Phoenix–Sky Harbor 2,821 Decrease 3 American Airlines, American Eagle
9  Canada, Toronto–Pearson 2,670 Decrease 3 Air Canada
10  United States, Dallas 2,136 Increase 3 American Airlines, American Eagle


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "OMA's Monthly Traffic Report". Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte. Retrieved February 10, 2021.
  2. ^ "Interjet limits its operation to 6 destinations". EnElAire (in Spanish). May 2020. Retrieved May 6, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Traffic Statistics by Airline" (in Spanish). Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2021. Retrieved February 10, 2021.

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