Toluca International Airport

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Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional Lic. Adolfo López Mateos
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Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Administradora Mexiquense del Aeropuerto Internacional de Toluca (AMAIT)
Serves Toluca
Elevation AMSL 8,466 ft / 2,580 m
Coordinates 19°20′13″N 99°33′57″W / 19.33694°N 99.56583°W / 19.33694; -99.56583Coordinates: 19°20′13″N 99°33′57″W / 19.33694°N 99.56583°W / 19.33694; -99.56583
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TLC is located in Mexico
TLC
TLC
Location of airport in Mexico
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
15/33 13,780 4,310 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Number of passengers 771,152
Ranking in Mexico 19th Decrease
Source: Administradora Mexiquense del Aeropuerto Internacional de Toluca

Toluca International Airport, officially named Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International Airport (IATA: TLCICAO: MMTO) is an international airport located at Toluca, State of Mexico, Mexico. It is part of the Mexico City Metropolitan Airport Group, and it is being improved and promoted to handle some traffic for the city of Toluca, but it mainly serves as a low-cost carrier airport for Mexico City, with service from airlines such as Interjet, Volaris and most recently Aeromexico Connect. The airport is named after President Adolfo López Mateos.

It is considered as the main alternate airport for Mexico City International Airport since it is only 30 minutes or 40 km away from the Santa Fe financial district and has the longest runway of any airport in Mexico. Low-cost airlines serving the airport advertise it as Toluca/Mexico City.

Overview[edit]

The airport went from serving 145,000 passengers in 2002, to 3,200,000 in 2007 and 4,300,000 in 2008. It used to be a hub for Volaris, but the company announced on March 8, 2011 that its hub in Toluca would switch to Guadalajara. Interjet also moved the bulk of its operations to Mexico City. As a result, and according to official statistics provided by Administradora Mexiquense del Aeropuerto Internacional de Toluca, the passenger traffic got significantly reduced: 1,161,064 passengers in 2013 and 865,037 passengers in 2015, and 771,152 in 2016.

The airport was reduced from four terminals to two after all domestic operations were handled at the Domestic Terminal. Before 2007, Interjet and Volaris had each one independent terminal, plus Terminal 1 (now Domestic Terminal) and the International Terminal. Recent renovations have expanded both the terminals and apron, making the airport capable of handling an excess of 6 million passengers each year.

Facade of the terminal at night
Check-in counters

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aeroméxico Connect Monterrey
EasySky Tegucigalpa
Interjet Acapulco, Cancún, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Puerto Vallarta, San José del Cabo
TAR Aerolineas Guadalajara, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Tuxtla Gutiérrez
Volaris Cancún, Monterrey, Puerto Vallarta, San José del Cabo, Tijuana

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
FedEx Express Memphis

Statistics[edit]

Top destinations[edit]

Busiest domestic routes at Toluca International Airport (2016)[1]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Nuevo León, Monterrey 100,560 Steady Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, Volaris
2  Quintana Roo, Cancún 59,368 Steady Interjet, Volaris
3  Jalisco, Puerto Vallarta 39,806 Increase 1 Interjet, Volaris
4  Baja California Sur, Los Cabos 36,235 Increase 1 Interjet, Volaris
5  Jalisco, Guadalajara 23,376 Increase 1 TAR
6  Guerrero, Acapulco 13,428 Decrease 3 Interjet
7  Nayarit, Tepic 9,608 Increase 2 TAR
8  Colima, Colima 6,051 Increase 4 TAR
9  Chiapas, Tuxtla Gutiérrez 5,917 Decrease 1 TAR
10  Oaxaca, Oaxaca 4,249 Steady TAR
Busiest international routes at Toluca International Airport (2016)
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  United States, Las Vegas 2,515 Increase 1 Interjet
2  United States, Fort Lauderdale 637 Decrease 1 Spirit Airlines
3  Honduras, San Pedro Sula 374
4  United States, Laredo 326
5  United States, Houston 242 Decrease 1
6  United States, San Antonio 148 Decrease 3
7  El Salvador, San Salvador 121
8  Guatemala, Guatemala 110
9  United States, Phoenix 68
10  Honduras, Tegucigalpa 61 EasySky

Transportation[edit]

A shuttle to Tecnológico station for the Toluca–Mexico City commuter rail will be provided when service commences in 2018.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Air carrier operational statistics". Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2017. Retrieved March 14, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Recorrido de la Obra". Ciudad de Mexico. Retrieved 7 March 2017. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Lic. Adolfo López Mateos International Airport at Wikimedia Commons