Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport

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International Airport

Aeropuerto Internacional
de Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo


ZIH is located in Mexico
Location of airport in Mexico
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
Direction Length Surface
ft m
08/26 8,202 2,500 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Total Passengers 562,099
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 508,065 passengers in 2014, and 562,099 passengers in 2015.


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: Calgary, Toronto-Pearson, Vancouver
Air Canada Rouge Seasonal: Montreal–Trudeau
Air Transat Seasonal: Montréal-Trudeau, Toronto-Pearson
Alaska Airlines Los Angeles
American Airlines Phoenix
Seasonal: Dallas/Fort Worth
Apple Vacations
operated by Aeroméxico
Seasonal: Chicago-O'Hare
Delta Air Lines Los Angeles
Seasonal: Minneapolis/St. Paul
Interjet Mexico City, Toluca/Mexico City
Magnicharters Mexico City
Sun Country Airlines Seasonal: Minneapolis/St. Paul
Sunwing Airlines Seasonal: Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna, Montréal-Trudeau, Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto-Pearson, Vancouver, Winnipeg
TAR Aerolineas Acapulco, Guadalajara, Los Mochis, Querétaro
United Airlines Seasonal: Chicago-O'Hare, Houston-Intercontinental
United Express Houston-Intercontinental
Volaris Mexico City (begins March 17, 2016)[1]
WestJet Seasonal: Calgary, Winnipeg

Busiest routes[edit]

Busiest domestic routes at Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport (2015)[2]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Distrito Federal (México), Mexico City 134,253 Steady Aeromar, Aeroméxico, Interjet, Magni
2  México (state), Toluca 22,884 Steady Interjet
3  Guerrero, Acapulco 3,427 Steady TAR
4  Jalisco, Guadalajara 2,987 Increase 1 TAR
5  Nuevo León, Monterrey 1,235 Increase 1 Magni
Busiest international routes at Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport (2015)[2]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  United States, Los Angeles 37,279 Steady Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines
2  United States, Houston-Intercontinental 13,587 Increase 1 United Airlines, United Express
3  Canada, Calgary 9,558 Decrease 1 Air Canada, WestJet
4  United States, Minneapolis 9,494 Steady Delta Air Lines, Sun Country Airlines
5  United States, Phoenix 6,100 Steady American Airlines
6  Canada, Toronto 4,198 Steady Air Canada, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines
7  Canada, Montréal 3,141 Steady Air Canada, Sunwing Airlines
8  Canada, Kelowna 2,522 Increase 1 Sunwing Airlines
9  Canada, Regina 2,514 Sunwing Airlines
10  Canada, Saskatoon 2,186 Sunwing Airlines
11  United States, Dallas/Fort Worth 2,181 Decrease 3 American Airlines
12  Canada, Vancouver 1,924 Decrease 2 Air Canada, Sunwing Airlines
13  Canada, Winnipeg 1,465 Sunwing Airlines
14  Canada, Edmonton 1,079 Sunwing Airlines
14  United States, Denver 988


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Volaris launches new route from Mexico City to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo (in Spanish)". En el aire. Retrieved December 8, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Air Operational Statistics". Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2016. Retrieved February 01, 2016.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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