Los Cabos International Airport

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Los Cabos International Airport

Aeropuerto Internacional de Los Cabos
Aeropuerto de Los Cabos 8.jpg
Airport typePublic
OperatorGrupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico
ServesLos Cabos
LocationSan José del Cabo,
Los Cabos Municipality,
Baja California Sur state,
Elevation AMSL374 ft / 114 m
Coordinates23°09′06″N 109°43′15″W / 23.15167°N 109.72083°W / 23.15167; -109.72083Coordinates: 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
SJD is located in Mexico
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16/34 3,000 9,843 Asphalt
Statistics (2020)
Total Passengers3,064,200
Ranking in Mexico6th Steady
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 serves San José del Cabo, Cabo San Lucas, and the Los Cabos area.


From September 2011 until January 2012, the airport temporarily gained nonstop service to Asia with flights to Shanghai, China.

The airport handled 5,339,316 in 2019 and 3,064,200 passengers in 2020, 60% of them from international destinations.[1] 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.[2]

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 name of the airport displayed over the exit of the international arrivals exit terminal
Departure gate area
Los Cabos Airport Tower, view from tarmac
Terminal Layout (After T4 is completed)
View of the duty-free area
Los Cabos Intl Airport Terminal 2 / Departures Hall - Baja California Sur, Mexico
Restaurants and stores at terminal

The airport has two terminals. Terminal 1 operates domestic flights, and Terminal 2 operates international flights.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Aeroméxico Guadalajara, Mexico City
Aeroméxico Connect Mexico City
Aero Pacífico Culiacán, Los Mochis
Air Canada Seasonal: Calgary, Toronto–Pearson, Vancouver
Alaska Airlines Los Angeles, Portland (OR), San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose (CA), Seattle/Tacoma
American Airlines Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Phoenix–Sky Harbor
Seasonal: Austin, Charlotte, Chicago–O'Hare, New York–JFK, Sacramento
Calafia Airlines Guadalajara, Loreto, Tijuana
Delta Air Lines Atlanta, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Seattle/Tacoma
Seasonal: Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York–JFK
Frontier Airlines Las Vegas
Interjet Guadalajara, Mexico City (both suspended)[3]
JetBlue Los Angeles, New York–JFK (both begin June 17, 2021)[4]
Magni Mazatlán, Mexico City, Monterrey
Seasonal: Puerto Vallarta
Southwest Airlines Denver, Houston–Hobby, Oakland (resumes November 13, 2021),[5] Orange County, Phoenix–Sky Harbor, San Diego
Seasonal: Sacramento
Spirit Airlines Seasonal: Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston–Intercontinental, Los Angeles
Sun Country Airlines Seasonal: Dallas/Fort Worth, Las Vegas, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Portland (OR), San Diego
United Airlines Denver, Houston–Intercontinental, Newark
Seasonal: Chicago–O'Hare, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington–Dulles
United Express Seasonal: Houston–Intercontinental
VivaAerobús Culiacán, Mexico City, Monterrey, Tijuana, Toluca/Mexico City
Seasonal: Cincinnati, Guadalajara, Hermosillo
Volaris Chihuahua (suspended),[6] Culiacán, Guadalajara, León/El Bajío, Mexico City, Monterrey, Puebla (suspended),[6] Tijuana
Seasonal charter: Atlanta
WestJet Calgary, Vancouver
Seasonal: Edmonton, Kelowna, Victoria



See source Wikidata query and sources.

Busiest Routes[edit]

Busiest domestic routes at Los Cabos International Airport (2020)[7]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Mexico City, Mexico City 299,004 Steady Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, Magni, VivaAerobús, Volaris
2  Jalisco, Guadalajara 115,024 Steady Aeroméxico, Calafia Airlines, Interjet, VivaAerobús, Volaris
3  Baja California, Tijuana 92,831 Steady Calafia Airlines, VivaAerobús, Volaris
4  Nuevo León, Monterrey 37,590 Steady Magni, VivaAerobús, Volaris
5  Sinaloa, Culiacán 34,391 Steady Aero Pacífico, VivaAerobús, Volaris
6  Guanajuato, León 12,472 Steady Volaris
7  Sinaloa, Mazatlán 9,014 Steady Magni
8  Sonora, Hermosillo 6,193 Increase 1 VivaAerobús
9  Jalisco, Puerto Vallarta 947 Increase 2 Magni
Busiest international routes at Los Cabos International Airport (2020)[7]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  United States, Los Angeles 152,706 Steady Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines
2  United States, Dallas 129,328 Steady American Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Sun Country Airlines
3  United States, Houston[Note 1] 94,783 Steady Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, United Express
4  United States, Phoenix–Sky Harbor 74,218 Steady American Airlines, Southwest Airlines
5  United States, Denver 51,992 Increase 3 Southwest Airlines, United Airlines
6  United States, San Francisco 50,802 Steady Alaska Airlines, United Airlines
7  United States, Seattle 43,929 Increase 6 Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines
8  United States, San Diego 43,718 Decrease 3 Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Sun Country Airlines
9  United States, Chicago[Note 2] 41,345 Decrease 2 American Airlines, United Airlines
10  United States, San Jose 26,017 Steady Alaska Airlines
11  United States, Atlanta 25,967 Steady Delta Air Lines, Volaris
12  Canada, Calgary 22,717 Decrease 3 Air Canada, WestJet
13  Canada, Vancouver 22,589 Decrease 1 Air Canada, WestJet
14  United States, Minneapolis 20,978 Increase 4 Delta Air Lines, Sun Country Airlines
15  United States, Portland 17,474 Increase 5 Alaska Airlines, Sun Country Airlines


  1. ^ Official statistics include airports George Bush and Hobby.
  2. ^ 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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Traffic Report". Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico. January 2021. Retrieved February 5, 2021.
  2. ^ "Hurricane Odile: Mexico begins airlifts of tourists stranded in Los Cabos". The Guardian. September 2014. Retrieved January 21, 2017.
  3. ^ "Interjet will not have more flights for the remainder of the year, cancel everything". explica. Explica.co. 17 December 2020. Retrieved 17 December 2020.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "Expanding our Heart" (PDF). Southwest Airlines. Retrieved June 11, 2021.
  6. ^ a b "We are flying to all our destinations". Volaris. June 2021. Retrieved Jun 12, 2021.
  7. ^ a b "Traffic Statistics by Airline" (in Spanish). Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2021. Retrieved February 5, 2021.

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