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 (2017)
Total Passengers597,902
Ranking in Mexico29th Decrease 2
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 557,389 passengers in 2016, and 597,902 passengers in 2017.


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
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
United ExpressHouston–Intercontinental
VivaAerobusMexico City
Seasonal: Monterrey (begins April 14, 2019)[1]
VolarisMexico City, Tijuana
WestJetSeasonal: Calgary


Busiest domestic routes at Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport (2017)
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Distrito Federal (México), Mexico City 171,583 Steady Aeromar, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, Magni, VivaAerobus, Volaris
2  Querétaro, Querétaro 3,368 Increase 4 TAR
3  México (state), Toluca 2,887 Decrease 1 TAR
4  Nuevo León, Monterrey 2,318 Increase 1 Magni
5  Guanajuato, León 1,643 TAR
6  Jalisco, Guadalajara 383 Decrease 3 Aeromar, TAR
7  Guerrero, Acapulco 25 Decrease 3
Busiest international routes at Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport (2017)[2]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  United States, Los Angeles 39,411 Steady Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines
2  Canada, Calgary 14,181 Steady Sunwing Airlines, WestJet
3  United States, Minneapolis 9,789 Steady Delta Air Lines, Sun Country Airlines
4  United States, Houston-Intercontinental 7,886 Steady United Airlines, United Express
5  Canada, Montréal 6,660 Increase 1 Air Canada Rouge, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines
6  Canada, Toronto 6,529 Increase 1 Air Canada, Sunwing Airlines
7  United States, Phoenix–Sky Harbor 5,685 Decrease 2 American Airlines
8  Canada, Vancouver 4,627 Increase 3 Air Canada Rouge, Sunwing Airlines
9  United States, Chicago 4,270 Decrease 1 United Airlines, Volaris
10  Canada, Saskatoon 3,030 Increase 2 Sunwing Airlines


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Viva Aerobus anuncia vuelos a Los Mochis e Ixtapa Zihuatanejo" [Viva Aerobus announces flights to Los Mochis and Ixtapa Zihuatanejo] (in Spanish). EnElAire. December 2018. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
  2. ^ "Operational Statistics of Airports in the ASA Network" (in Spanish). Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares. January 2018. Retrieved April 4, 2018.

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