Los Cabos International Airport
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|Los Cabos International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional de Los Cabos
|Operator||Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico|
|Location||San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur|
|Elevation AMSL||374 ft / 114 m|
Source: Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico
Los Cabos International Airport (IATA: SJD, ICAO: MMSD) is the seventh busiest airport in Mexico, located at San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico. The airport serves Los Cabos area: San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas. This 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 3,387,400 passengers in 2013, and 3,285,100 passengers in 2014. 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. 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.
Terminal 1 operates both domestic and international flights.
Terminal 2 operates international flights only and has 10 gates.
Terminal 3 is presently not being used during current phase of Terminal 4 construction. Flights have been moved back to Terminal 1 or 2 and still working.
Terminal 4 is the International terminal at Los Cabos International Airport, all airlines that fly internationally operate out of T2, with the exception of United. The terminal has a duty-free shop and various shops including Starbucks, Sbarro, Subway, and other restaurants. The terminal has four jet bridges, arrivals go down stairs to a large customs facility. Departures go from the main room to the gate and onto the aircraft.
Airlines and destinations
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^1 All US Airways flights will be rebranded as American Airlines effective October 17, 2015.
|1||Distrito Federal (México), Mexico City||210,976||Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, Magnicharters, VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|2||Jalisco, Guadalajara||102,914||Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|3||Baja California, Tijuana||36,023||Volaris|
|4||Nuevo León, Monterrey||33,959||1||Aeroméxico Conect, VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|5||México (state), Toluca||29,017||1||Interjet|
|6||Sinaloa, Culiacán||21,006||VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|8||Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez||205|
|9||Jalisco, Puerto Vallarta||125|
|1||United States, Los Angeles||196,982||Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines|
|2||United States, Phoenix||131,310||US Airways|
|3||United States, Dallas||121,640||1||American Airlines, Spirit Airlines|
|4||United States, San Diego||107,405||1||Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Spirit Airlines|
|5||United States, San Francisco||106,596||2||Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin America|
|6||United States, Houston||87,436||United Airlines, United Express|
|7||United States, Denver||63,191||Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines|
|8||United States, Orange County||44,703||Southwest Airlines|
|9||United States, Chicago||40,382||1||American Airlines, United Airlines|
|10||Canada, Calgary||35,073||1||Air Canada, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet|
- The trans Road has become a commercial center which include the following establishments.
The airport has many restaurants and fast food , among the best known are:
- Bar Corona
- Burger King
- Boston Hot Dogs
- Corner Bar
- Domino's Pizza
- Yogurlisios Frozen Yogurt
- Cabo Shuttle Services Private and shared shuttles to and from the airport.
- Cabo Airport Shuttle Private and shared shuttles.
- Eco Baja Tours Transportation to and from La Paz, Los Barriles and Todos Santos.
- Los Cabos Express Limos and Buses from airport.
- Los Cabos First Class Vans and limousines transportation.
- Ruta del Desierto Buses to several destinations.
- Shuttle in Cabo Vans, cars and limousines.
- 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
- 1 hour: $28 pesos
- theguardian.com - Hurricane Odile: Mexico begins airlifts of tourists stranded in Los Cabos
- "Alaska Airlines to Launch Orange County – Mexico Routes from Oct 2015". Airline Route. April 2015. Retrieved April 24, 2015.
- "Fewer stops, more options in 2015". Southwest Airlines. March 2015. Retrieved March 24, 2015.
- "WestJet Adds New Winter Routes from Dec 2015". Airline Route. July 2015. Retrieved August 11, 2015.
- "Air Operational Statistics". Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2014. Retrieved March 27, 2015.
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