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 the Top 30 in Latin America, located at San José del Cabo in Los Cabos Municipality, Baja California Sur state, Mexico.
The airport crossed the 5-million-traffic threshold in 2018, handling 5,249,000 passengers. 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.
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||379,837||Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, Magni, VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|2||Jalisco, Guadalajara||140,139||Calafia Airlines, Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|3||Baja California, Tijuana||59,954||1||Volaris|
|4||Nuevo León, Monterrey||59,952||1||Magni, VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|5||Sinaloa, Culiacán||48,567||Aero Pacífico, VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|6||México (state), Toluca||36,354||Interjet, Volaris|
|8||Guanajuato, León||9,448||Aéreo Calafia|
|9||Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez||412|
|10||Quintana Roo, Cancún||110|
|11||Sinaloa, Los Mochis||92||Aero Pacífico|
|12||Jalisco, Puerto Vallarta||53|
|13||Baja California Sur, La Paz||37|
|14||Baja California Sur, Loreto||19|
|1||United States, Los Angeles||329,255||Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Interjet, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines|
|2||United States, Houston (airports George Bush & Hobby)[Note 1]||164,044||Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, United Express|
|3||United States, Dallas||154,229||American Airlines, Spirit Airlines|
|4||United States, Phoenix–Sky Harbor||148,136||American Airlines|
|5||United States, San Francisco||144,546||Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin America|
|6||United States, San Diego||138,266||Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines|
|7||United States, Denver||82,416||1||Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines|
|8||United States, Chicago||80,511||1||American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, United Airlines|
|9||United States, Orange County||65,385||2||Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines|
|10||United States, San Jose||49,739||1||Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines|
|11||Canada, Vancouver||42,817||3||Air Canada, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet|
|12||United States, Seattle||49,739||1||Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines|
|13||United States, Atlanta||41,220||1||Delta Air Lines|
|14||Canada, Calgary||39,637||3||Air Canada, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet|
|15||United States, Oakland||33,541||Southwest Airlines|
- Official statistics include airports George Bush and Hobby.
- 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:
- Bar Corona
- Burger King
- Boston Hot Dogs
- Carl's Jr
- Corner Bar
- Domino's Pizza
- Yogurlisios Frozen Yogurt
- 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
- "Traffic Report". Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico. January 2019. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
- "Hurricane Odile: Mexico begins airlifts of tourists stranded in Los Cabos". The Guardian. September 2014. Retrieved January 21, 2017.
- "Sun Country S19 network additions". Routes Online. January 2019. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
- "TUI announces flights between London and Los Cabos" (in Spanish). EnElAire. November 2018. Retrieved November 13, 2018.
- "New Routes - Flights from Tijuana". VivaAerobus. March 2019. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
- "New Routes - Flights from Hermosillo". VivaAerobus. March 2019. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
- "Volaris will connect Monterrey with Oaxaca and Los Cabos" (in Spanish). A21. March 2019. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
- "Operational Statistics of Airports in the ASA Network" (in Spanish). Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares. January 2018. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
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