Los Cabos International Airport

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Los Cabos International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional de Los Cabos
Los Cabos International Airport.JPG
Airport type Public
Operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico
Serves Los Cabos
Location San José del Cabo,
Los Cabos Municipality,
Baja California Sur state,
Elevation AMSL 374 ft / 114 m
Coordinates 23°09′06″N 109°43′15″W / 23.15167°N 109.72083°W / 23.15167; -109.72083
SJD is located in Baja California Sur
Location of airport in Baja California Sur
Direction Length Surface
ft m
16/34 9,843 3,000 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Total Passengers 4,248,000 Increase 16.3%
Ranking in Mexico 6th Steady
Source: Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico

Los Cabos International Airport (IATA: SJDICAO: MMSD) is the sixth-busiest airport in Mexico, located at San José del Cabo in Los Cabos Municipality, Baja California Sur state, Mexico.

The airport serves San José del Cabo, Cabo San Lucas, and the Los Cabos area.


The airport has three terminals with 4 concourses. Terminal 1 serves both domestic and international operations for various air carriers while Terminal 3 services Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines and other seasonal international carriers. From September 2011 until January 2012, the airport temporarily gained nonstop service to Asia with flights to Shanghai, China.

The airport handled 3,523,010 passengers in 2015, and 4,248,000 in 2016. 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.[1] As of September 20, all of the people stranded in Cabo San Lucas were back in their hometowns.


The architect of the 1997 new Los Cabos International Airport, its renovation, expansion and extended facilities, 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 built square meters 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 name of the airport displayed over the exit of the international arrivals exit terminal.
Terminal 2.
American Airlines plane, after a flight from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
Terminal Layout (After T4 is completed)
Airport's Runway.
Airport's Control Tower.
Restaurants and stores at Terminal.

Terminal 1[edit]

Terminal 1 operates both domestic and international flights.

Terminal 2[edit]

Terminal 2 has replaced terminal three and four as the sole international terminal. It has four jet bridges and six non jet bridge gates.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aéreo Calafia Guadalajara, León/El Bajío
Aeroméxico Mexico City
Aeroméxico Connect Mexico City
Aero Pacífico Culiacán, Los Mochis
Air Canada Rouge Seasonal: Toronto–Pearson, Vancouver
Air Transat Seasonal: Calgary, Toronto–Pearson, Vancouver
Air Transat
operated by Flair Airlines
Calgary, Vancouver
Alaska Airlines Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose (CA)
Seasonal: Portland (OR), Sacramento, Seattle/Tacoma
American Airlines Charlotte, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Phoenix–Sky Harbor
Seasonal: Chicago–O'Hare
Delta Air Lines Atlanta, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City
Seasonal: Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York–JFK, Seattle/Tacoma
Delta Connection Salt Lake City
Frontier Airlines Seasonal: Chicago–O'Hare, Denver
Interjet Guadalajara, Mexico City, Toluca/Mexico City
Magni Mazatlán, Mexico City, Monterrey
Southwest Airlines Denver, Houston-Hobby, Los Angeles, Oakland, Orange County, San Diego
Seasonal: Austin, Baltimore
Spirit Airlines Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston–Intercontinental, San Diego
Sun Country Airlines Seasonal: Minneapolis/St. Paul
Sunwing Airlines Seasonal: Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto–Pearson, Vancouver, Victoria, Winnipeg
United Airlines Denver, Houston–Intercontinental, Newark
Seasonal: Chicago–O'Hare, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington–Dulles
United Express Houston–Intercontinental
Virgin America San Francisco
VivaAerobus Culiacán, Mexico City, Monterrey
Seasonal: Guadalajara
Volaris Culiacán, Guadalajara, Mexico City, Monterrey, Tijuana, Toluca/Mexico City
WestJet Calgary, Vancouver
Seasonal: Edmonton, Kelowna, Toronto–Pearson


Busiest domestic routes at Los Cabos International Airport (2016)
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Distrito Federal (México), Mexico City 325,205 Steady Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, Magni, VivaAerobus, Volaris
2  Jalisco, Guadalajara 121,125 Steady Aéreo Calafia, Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris
3  Nuevo León, Monterrey 52,632 Steady VivaAerobus, Volaris
4  Baja California, Tijuana 47,961 Steady Volaris
5  Sinaloa, Culiacán 41,153 Steady Aero Pacífico, VivaAerobus, Volaris
6  México (state), Toluca 36,013 Steady Interjet, Volaris
7  Sinaloa, Mazatlán 11,071 Steady Magni
8  Guanajuato, León 6,410 Increase 3 Aéreo Calafia
9  Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez 471 Decrease 1
10  Quintana Roo, Cancún 133
Busiest international routes at Los Cabos International Airport (2016)[2]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  United States, Los Angeles 212,221 Steady Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines
2  United States, Houston
* George Bush Intercontinental Airport
* William P. Hobby Airport
158,443 Increase 4 Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, United Express
3  United States, Dallas 157,870 Decrease 1 American Airlines, Spirit Airlines
4  United States, Phoenix–Sky Harbor 143,314 Increase 1 American Airlines
5  United States, San Francisco 125,803 Steady Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin America
6  United States, San Diego 109,142 Decrease 2 Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Spirit Airlines
7  United States, San Jose 83,203 Increase 1 Alaska Airlines
8  United States, Denver 61,865 Decrease 1 Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines
9  United States, Chicago 44,607 Increase 1 American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, United Airlines, Xtra Airways
10  Canada, Calgary 43,142 Decrease 1 Air Canada, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet


  • The Trans-Peninsular Road has become a busy commercial and accommodation center which include the nearby establishments.



The airport has many restaurants and fast food outlets, among the best known are:


  • Airport Parking:
    • 1 hour: $28 pesos
      • Maximum pay per day, rate until the fifth day: $305 pesos
      • Maximum pay per day for the next days: $96 pesos

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Hurricane Odile: Mexico begins airlifts of tourists stranded in Los Cabos". The Guardian. September 2014. Retrieved January 21, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Air carrier operational statistics". Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2017. Archived from the original on October 16, 2016. Retrieved February 21, 2017. 

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