Toluca International Airport
|Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional Lic. Adolfo López Mateos
|Operator||Administradora Mexiquense del Aeropuerto Internacional de Toluca (AMAIT)|
|Elevation AMSL||8,466 ft / 2,580 m|
Source: Administradora Mexiquense del Aeropuerto Internacional de Toluca
Toluca International Airport, officially named Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International Airport (IATA: TLC, ICAO: 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.
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.
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.
Airlines and destinations
|1||Nuevo León, Monterrey||86,738||1||Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, Volaris|
|2||Quintana Roo, Cancún||81,893||1||Interjet, TAR, Volaris|
|4||Jalisco, Puerto Vallarta||36,142||Interjet|
|5||Baja California Sur, Los Cabos||25,971||Interjet, Volaris|
|6||Jalisco, Guadalajara||25,098||1||Aeroméxico Connect, TAR|
|8||Chiapas, Tuxtla Gutiérrez||5,882||5||TAR|
|1||USA, Fort Lauderdale||13,886||Spirit Airlines|
|2||USA, Las Vegas||10,138||1||Interjet|
|3||USA, San Antonio||6,203||1||Interjet|
|4||USA, Houston||5,020||United Express|
|5||Honduras, La Ceiba||88|
Toluca International Airport is famous for being easy to access. It just takes 30 minutes to get to the airport from the West Side of the city.
- "Air Operational Statistics". Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2016. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
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