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 typePublic
OperatorAdministradora Mexiquense del Aeropuerto Internacional de Toluca (AMAIT)
ServesToluca
Elevation AMSL2,580 m / 8,465 ft
Coordinates19°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
Map
TLC is located in State of Mexico
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Location of airport in Mexico
TLC is located in Mexico
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TLC (Mexico)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
15/33 4,310 14,140 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Number of passengers691,712
Ranking in Mexico22nd Decrease 5
Source: Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes[1]

Toluca International Airport, officially Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International Airport (IATA: TLC, ICAO: MMTO) is an international airport in 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 also serves as a low-cost carrier airport for Mexico City, serving Interjet and VivaAerobus, but in the past at different times also by Volaris and Aeromexico. 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.

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, the passenger traffic got significantly reduced: from 1,161,064 passengers in 2013 to 691,712 in 2018.[1]

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]

AirlinesDestinations
Interjet Acapulco, Cancún, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Puerto Vallarta, San José del Cabo
VivaAerobus Cancún, Monterrey

Cargo[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
FedEx Express Memphis

Statistics[edit]

Top destinations[edit]

Busiest domestic routes at Toluca International Airport (2018)[2]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Nuevo León, Monterrey 104,682 Steady Interjet, Viva Aerobus
2  Jalisco, Guadalajara 43,353 Increase 1 Interjet
3  Quintana Roo, Cancún 42,200 Decrease 1 Interjet, Viva Aerobus
4  Baja California Sur, Los Cabos 34,262 Steady Interjet
5  Jalisco, Puerto Vallarta 29,291 Steady Interjet
6  Guerrero, Acapulco 22,341 Steady Interjet
7  Baja California, Tijuana 6,227 Steady Volaris
8  Guerrero, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo 714 Increase 1 Interjet
9  Coahuila, Torreón 500 Increase 19
10  Oaxaca, Oaxaca 216 Increase 11

Transportation[edit]

A shuttle to Tecnológico station for the Toluca–Mexico City commuter rail will be provided when service commences in 2021.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Estadística Operacional de Aeropuertos / Statistics by Airport". Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  2. ^ "Traffic Statistics by Airline" (in Spanish). Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2019. Retrieved May 6, 2019.
  3. ^ "Recorrido de la Obra". Ciudad de Mexico. Retrieved March 7, 2017.

External links[edit]

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