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 Cabo San Lucas
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.[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] 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 Terminal
Aéreo Calafia Guadalajara, León/El Bajío 1
Aeroméxico Mexico City 1
Aeroméxico Connect Mexico City 1
Aero Pacífico Culiacán, Los Mochis 1
Air Canada Rouge Seasonal: Toronto-Pearson, Vancouver 1
Air Transat Seasonal: Calgary, Montréal-Trudeau, Saskatoon, Toronto-Pearson, Vancouver 1
Air Transat
operated by Flair Airlines or Canadian North
Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver 1
Alaska Airlines Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose (CA)
Seasonal: Portland (OR), Sacramento (begins June 10, 2017),[3] Seattle/Tacoma
American Airlines Charlotte, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Phoenix–Sky Harbor
Seasonal: Chicago-O'Hare
Apple Vacations
operated by Frontier Airlines
Seasonal: Kansas City 2
Delta Air Lines Atlanta, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City
Seasonal: Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK, San Diego, Seattle/Tacoma
Delta Connection Los Angeles (begins February 17, 2017, pending government approval),[4] Salt Lake City 2
Frontier Airlines Seasonal: Chicago-O'Hare, Denver 2
Interjet Guadalajara, Mexico City, Toluca/Mexico City 1
Magni Mazatlán, Mexico City 1
Southwest Airlines Baltimore, Denver, Houston-Hobby, Los Angeles, Oakland (begins February 12, 2017),[5] Orange County
Seasonal: Austin
Spirit Airlines Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston–Intercontinental, San Diego 2
Sun Country Airlines Seasonal: Minneapolis/St. Paul 1
Sunwing Airlines Seasonal: Calgary, Edmonton, Montréal-Trudeau, Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto-Pearson, Vancouver, Victoria, Winnipeg 2
United Airlines Denver, Houston-Intercontinental, Los Angeles, Newark
Seasonal: Austin, Chicago-O'Hare, San Francisco, Washington-Dulles
United Express Houston-Intercontinental 1
Virgin America San Francisco 2
VivaAerobus Culiacán, Mexico City, Monterrey
Seasonal: Guadalajara (resumes April 6, 2017)[6]
Volaris Culiacán, Guadalajara, Mexico City, Monterrey, Tijuana, Toluca/Mexico City 1
WestJet Calgary, Vancouver
Seasonal: Edmonton, Kelowna, Toronto-Pearson
Xtra Airways[7] Seasonal Charter: Chicago-O'Hare 2


Busiest domestic routes at Los Cabos International Airport (2015)
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Distrito Federal (México), Mexico City 264,701 Steady Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, Magni, VivaAerobus, Volaris
2  Jalisco, Guadalajara 106,907 Steady Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris
3  Nuevo León, Monterrey 38,789 Increase 1 VivaAerobus, Volaris
4  Baja California, Tijuana 33,928 Decrease 1 Volaris
5  Sinaloa, Culiacán 31,539 Increase 1 VivaAerobus, Volaris
6  México (state), Toluca 26,463 Decrease 1 Interjet
7  Sinaloa, Mazatlán 9,797 Steady Magni
8  Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez 726 Steady
9  Chihuahua, Chihuahua 431
10  Guerrero, Acapulco 99 Steady
Busiest international routes at Los Cabos International Airport (2015)[8]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  United States, Los Angeles 198,607 Steady Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines
2  United States, Dallas 138,005 Increase 1 American Airlines, Spirit Airlines
3  United States, Phoenix–Sky Harbor 123,633 Decrease 1 American Airlines, US Airways
4  United States, San Diego 113,495 Steady Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Spirit Airlines
5  United States, San Francisco 110,574 Steady Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin America
6  United States, Houston, Texas
* George Bush Intercontinental Airport
* William P. Hobby Airport
100,188 Steady Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, United Express
7  United States, Denver 72,319 Steady Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines
8  United States, Orange County 60,678 Steady Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines
9  Canada, Calgary 44,159 Increase 1 Air Canada, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet
10  United States, Chicago 43,075 Decrease 1 American Airlines, United Airlines, Xtra Airways


  • 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. ^ "GAP announces terminal passenger traffic figures for the month of December 2016". GAP. 
  2. ^ theguardian.com – Hurricane Odile: Mexico begins airlifts of tourists stranded in Los Cabos
  3. ^ "Alaska Airlines adds Sacramento – San Jose/Los Cabos flight from June 2017" (Web). Routes Online. Retrieved December 19, 2016. 
  4. ^ http://airlineinfo.com/ostpdf98/785.pdf
  5. ^ "Southwest intends to make Oakland an international gateway". USA Today. July 2016. Retrieved July 13, 2016. 
  6. ^ "VivaAerobus have new routes to you (in Spanish)". Viva Aerobus. November 2016. Retrieved November 5, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Chicago, IL Flight Schedule". Retrieved December 22, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Air Operational Statistics". Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2016. Retrieved March 1, 2016. 

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