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 passengers in 2019, 65% 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||484,609||Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, Magni, VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|2||Jalisco, Guadalajara||193,312||Calafia Airlines, Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|3||Baja California, Tijuana||97,866||Calafia Airlines, VivaAerobús, Volaris|
|4||Nuevo León, Monterrey||59,756||Magni, VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|5||Sinaloa, Culiacán||57,613||Aero Pacífico, VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|8||México (state), Toluca||20,275||2||Interjet|
|1||United States, Los Angeles||310,333||Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines|
|2||United States, Dallas||202,328||1||American Airlines, Spirit Airlines|
|3||United States, Houston[Note 1]||177,848||1||Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, United Express|
|4||United States, Phoenix–Sky Harbor||140,014||1||American Airlines|
|5||United States, San Diego||124,167||1||Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Sun Country Airlines|
|6||United States, San Francisco||117,054||Alaska Airlines, United Airlines|
|7||United States, Chicago[Note 2]||81,901||1||American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines|
|8||United States, Denver||76,217||1||Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines|
|9||Canada, Calgary||61,032||4||Air Canada, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet|
|10||United States, San Jose||55,727||1||Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines|
|11||United States, Atlanta||54,589||1||Delta Air Lines|
|12||Canada, Vancouver||54,250||2||Air Canada, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet|
|13||United States, Seattle||53,616||1||Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines|
|14||United States, Orange County||49,546||5||Southwest Airlines|
|15||Canada, Toronto-Pearson||30,286||2||Air Canada Rouge, Sunwing 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 2020. Retrieved Jan 30, 2020.
- "Hurricane Odile: Mexico begins airlifts of tourists stranded in Los Cabos". The Guardian. September 2014. Retrieved January 21, 2017.
- "Interjet limits its operation to 6 destinations". EnElAire (in Spanish). May 2020. Retrieved May 6, 2020.
- "Southwest announces new international flights from Phoenix to Mexico". AZCentral. March 2020. Retrieved March 18, 2020.
- "Sun Country will fly from Dallas to Puerto Vallarta and San José del Cabo" (in Spanish). Transponder 1200. November 2019. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
- "New Routes". Viva Aerobus. February 2020. Retrieved February 15, 2020.
- "Volaris S20 Domestic Network Expansion". Routesonline. Retrieved March 3, 2020.
- "Traffic Statistics by Airline" (in Spanish). Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. December 2020. Retrieved March 5, 2020.
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