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 (2014)
Total Passengers 508,065
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 459,799 passengers in 2013, and 508,065 passengers in 2014.


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, Montréal-Trudeau, Toronto-Pearson, Vancouver
Air Transat Seasonal: Montréal-Trudeau (begins December 25, 2015),[1] 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: Edmonton, Kelowna, Montréal-Trudeau, Saskatoon, Toronto-Pearson, Vancouver, Winnipeg
TAR Aerolineas Acapulco, Guadalajara, Los Mochis, Querétaro
United Airlines Seasonal: Chicago-O'Hare, Houston-Intercontinental
United Express Houston-Intercontinental
WestJet Seasonal: Calgary, Winnipeg

Busiest routes[edit]

Busiest domestic routes at Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport (2014)
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Distrito Federal (México), Mexico City 115,512 Steady Aeromar, Aeroméxico, Interjet, Magni
2  México (state), Toluca 27,446 Steady Interjet
3  Guerrero, Acapulco 2,096 Increase 1 TAR
4  Querétaro, Querétaro 1,561 TAR
5  Jalisco, Guadalajara 1,433 Increase 1 TAR
6  Nuevo León, Monterrey 789 Decrease 3 Magni
7  Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez 198
8  Veracruz, Veracruz 92
9  Michoacán, Morelia 4
Busiest international routes at Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport (2014)[2]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  United States, Los Angeles 29,976 Steady Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines
2  Canada, Calgary 13,887 Increase 1 Air Canada, WestJet
3  United States, Houston 10,745 Decrease 1 United Airlines, United Express
4  United States, Minneapolis 10,622 Increase 1 Delta Air Lines, Sun Country Airlines
5  United States, Phoenix 7,667 Decrease 1 US Airways
6  Canada, Toronto 4,898 Increase 3 Air Canada, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines
7  Canada, Montréal 3,883 Decrease 1 Air Canada, Sunwing Airlines
8  United States, Dallas 2,676 Decrease 1 American Airlines
9  Canada, Kelowna 2,601 Increase 2 Sunwing Airlines
10  Canada, Vancouver 1,729 Decrease 2 Air Canada, Sunwing Airlines


See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.paxnouvelles.com/article/transat-lance-sa-saison-sud-2015-2016
  2. ^ "Air Operational Statistics". Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2015. Retrieved April 10, 2015. 

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