Toluca International Airport

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Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional Lic. Adolfo López Mateos
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IATA: TLCICAO: MMTO

TLC is located in Mexico
TLC
TLC
Location of airport in Mexico
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Administradora Mexiquense del Aeropuerto Internacional de Toluca (AMAIT)
Serves Toluca
Hub for Interjet
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
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
15/33 13,780 4,310 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Number of passengers 877,868
Ranking in Mexico 16th Steady
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's 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.

Facade of the terminal at night
Check-in counters
Volaris Airbus A319 at the airport
Airport's Aircar

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aeromexico Connect Guadalajara, Monterrey
Interjet Acapulco, Cancún, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Las Vegas, Monterrey, Puerto Vallarta, San José del Cabo
TAR Aerolineas Ciudad del Carmen, Colima, Guadalajara, Huatulco, Los Mochis, Mérida, Oaxaca, Tepic, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Veracruz
Volaris Cancún, Monterrey (resumes March 3, 2016),[1] Puerto Vallarta (resumes April 21, 2016),[2] San José del Cabo (resumes March 3, 2016)[3]

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
FedEx Express Memphis

Statistics[edit]

Top destinations[edit]

Busiest domestic routes at Toluca International Airport (2015)[4]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Nuevo León, Monterrey 86,537 Increase 1 Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet
2  Quintana Roo, Cancún 81,893 Decrease 1 Interjet, Volaris
3  Guerrero, Acapulco 41,304 Steady Interjet
4  Jalisco, Puerto Vallarta 36,142 Steady Interjet
5  Baja California Sur, Los Cabos 25,971 Steady Interjet
6  Jalisco, Guadalajara 24,931 Increase 1 Aeroméxico Connect, TAR
7  Guerrero, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo 22,501 Decrease 1 Interjet
8  Chiapas, Tuxtla Gutiérrez 5,882 TAR
9  Nayarit, Tepic 1,707 TAR
10  Oaxaca, Oaxaca 1,057 TAR
Busiest international routes at Toluca International Airport (2015)[4]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Florida, Fort Lauderdale 13,886 Steady Spirit Airlines
2  Nevada, Las Vegas 11,119 Increase 1 Interjet
3  Texas, San Antonio 6,203 Decrease 1 Interjet
4  Texas, Houston-Intercontinental 5,020 United Express

Transportation[edit]

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. There are several companies serving this airport:

  • Caminante Aeropuerto has the largest fleet in the airport with sedans and Suburbans. They also offer shuttle to various points of the city.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Volaris with two new routes from Monterrey". Grupo T21. November 2015. Retrieved February 9, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Volaris announces the launch of the new route Toluca-Puerto Vallarta (in Spanish)". Enelaire. February 2016. Retrieved February 9, 2016. 
  3. ^ "On March 2016, Volaris will open a new flight Toluca – Los Cabos (in Spanish)". BCS Noticias. December 2015. Retrieved February 9, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Air Operational Statistics". Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2016. Retrieved January 30, 2016. 

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