Los Cabos International Airport
Los Cabos International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional de Los Cabos
|Operator||Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico|
|Location||San José del Cabo,|
Los Cabos Municipality,
Baja California Sur state,
|Elevation AMSL||374 ft / 114 m|
Source: Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico
Los Cabos International Airport (IATA: SJD, ICAO: MMSD) is the sixth-busiest airport in Mexico and one of the Top 30 in Latin America, located at San José del Cabo in Los Cabos Municipality, Baja California Sur state, Mexico.
The airport handled 5,339,316 in 2019 and 3,064,200 passengers in 2020, 60% of them from international destinations. It has become the most important airport in the state of Baja California Sur. Because of a dramatic increase in the number of holiday resorts and due to the region's fast population growth, the infrastructure of the airport is now insufficient compared to the increasing demand, causing a lack of available positions for aircraft during peak-hours, as in many other airports in Mexico.
On September 15, 2014, Los Cabos International Airport was badly damaged by Hurricane Odile. Planes were knocked against structures due to the winds from Odile. Many people went to the airport, demanding flights out of Cabo San Lucas. The Mexican government began airlifting the first of thousands of stranded tourists, free of charge, to airports in Tijuana, Mazatlan, Guadalajara and Mexico City to catch connecting flights and, in the case of foreigners, receive consular assistance.
In November 2019, British Carrier TUI Airways, commenced flights to and from London's Gatwick Airport, thus being the first European carrier to fly in and out of the Los Cabos area. This flight is flown on a Boeing 787.
The architect of Los Cabos International Airport's 1997 renovation and expansion 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), and his lifetime architectural legacy to Mexico adds to 11,000,000 square metres (120,000,000 sq ft) built 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).
The airport has two terminals. Terminal 1 operates domestic flights, and Terminal 2 operates international flights.
Airlines and destinations
|1||Mexico City, Mexico City||299,004||Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, Magni, VivaAerobús, Volaris|
|2||Jalisco, Guadalajara||115,024||Aeroméxico, Calafia Airlines, Interjet, VivaAerobús, Volaris|
|3||Baja California, Tijuana||92,831||Calafia Airlines, VivaAerobús, Volaris|
|4||Nuevo León, Monterrey||37,590||Magni, VivaAerobús, Volaris|
|5||Sinaloa, Culiacán||34,391||Aero Pacífico, VivaAerobús, Volaris|
|9||Jalisco, Puerto Vallarta||947||2||Magni|
|1||United States, Los Angeles||152,706||Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines|
|2||United States, Dallas||129,328||American Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Sun Country Airlines|
|3||United States, Houston[Note 1]||94,783||Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, United Express|
|4||United States, Phoenix–Sky Harbor||74,218||American Airlines, Southwest Airlines|
|5||United States, Denver||51,992||3||Southwest Airlines, United Airlines|
|6||United States, San Francisco||50,802||Alaska Airlines, United Airlines|
|7||United States, Seattle||43,929||6||Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines|
|8||United States, San Diego||43,718||3||Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Sun Country Airlines|
|9||United States, Chicago[Note 2]||41,345||2||American Airlines, United Airlines|
|10||United States, San Jose||26,017||Alaska Airlines|
|11||United States, Atlanta||25,967||Delta Air Lines, Volaris|
|12||Canada, Calgary||22,717||3||Air Canada, WestJet|
|13||Canada, Vancouver||22,589||1||Air Canada, WestJet|
|14||United States, Minneapolis||20,978||4||Delta Air Lines, Sun Country Airlines|
|15||United States, Portland||17,474||5||Alaska Airlines, Sun Country Airlines|
- Official statistics include airports George Bush and Hobby.
- Official statistics include airports O'Hare and Midway.
- The Trans-Peninsular Road has become a busy commercial and accommodation center which include the nearby establishments.
- "Traffic Report". Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico. January 2021. Retrieved February 5, 2021.
- "Hurricane Odile: Mexico begins airlifts of tourists stranded in Los Cabos". The Guardian. September 2014. Retrieved January 21, 2017.
- "Interjet will not have more flights for the remainder of the year, cancel everything". explica. Explica.co. 17 December 2020. Retrieved 17 December 2020.
- "JetBlue Flies South to Four All-New Destinations in Latest Strategic Route Expansion Stretching Across the U.S. and Latin America". JetBlue. December 2020. Retrieved December 19, 2020.
- "Expanding our Heart" (PDF). Southwest Airlines. Retrieved June 11, 2021.
- "We are flying to all our destinations". Volaris. June 2021. Retrieved Jun 12, 2021.
- "Traffic Statistics by Airline" (in Spanish). Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2021. Retrieved February 5, 2021.
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