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 (2021)
Total Passengers5,549,600
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.[citation needed]

The airport handled 3,064,200 in 2020 and 5,549,600 passengers in 2021, 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 was 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 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 Austin, Chicago–O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Phoenix–Sky Harbor
Seasonal: Charlotte, 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
Flair Airlines Seasonal: Abbotsford, Edmonton, Vancouver
Frontier Airlines Denver, Las Vegas
Iberojet Madrid
JetBlue Los Angeles, New York–JFK
Magni Mazatlán, Mexico City, Monterrey
Seasonal: Puerto Vallarta
Southwest Airlines Austin, Denver, Houston–Hobby, Oakland, Orange County, Phoenix–Sky Harbor, Sacramento, San Diego
Seasonal: Baltimore, Chicago–Midway
Spirit Airlines Seasonal: Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston–Intercontinental, Los Angeles
Sun Country Airlines Seasonal: Dallas/Fort Worth, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Sunwing Airlines Montreal–Trudeau, Toronto–Pearson
Seasonal: Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Vancouver
Swoop Seasonal: Abbotsford, Edmonton, Toronto–Pearson
United Airlines Chicago–O'Hare, Denver, Houston–Intercontinental, Los Angeles, Newark, San Francisco
VivaAerobús Culiacán, Mexico City, Monterrey, Tijuana
Seasonal: Cincinnati, Guadalajara, Hermosillo
Volaris Culiacán, Guadalajara, León/El Bajío, Mexico City, Mexico City/AIFA, Monterrey, Tijuana, Toluca/Mexico City
Seasonal charter: Atlanta
WestJet Calgary, Vancouver
Seasonal: Edmonton, Kelowna



Los Cabos Airport Passengers. See Wikidata query.

Busiest routes[edit]

Busiest domestic routes at Los Cabos International Airport (2021)[3]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Mexico City, Mexico City 492,112 Steady Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Magni, VivaAerobús, Volaris
2  Baja California, Tijuana 176,967 Increase 1 Calafia Airlines, VivaAerobús, Volaris
3  Jalisco, Guadalajara 168,664 Decrease 1 Calafia Airlines, VivaAerobús, Volaris
4  Nuevo León, Monterrey 75,512 Steady Magni, VivaAerobús, Volaris
5  Sinaloa, Culiacán 51,236 Steady Aero Pacífico, VivaAerobús, Volaris
6  Guanajuato, León 18,194 Steady Volaris
7  Sinaloa, Mazatlán 10,656 Steady Magni
8  Sonora, Hermosillo 10,187 Steady VivaAerobús
Busiest international routes at Los Cabos International Airport (2021)[3]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  United States, Los Angeles 339,379 Steady Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines
2  United States, Dallas-Fort Worth 208,130 Steady American Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Sun Country Airlines
3  United States, Houston[Note 1] 185,272 Steady Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines
4  United States, Phoenix–Sky Harbor 148,979 Steady American Airlines, Southwest Airlines
5  United States, Denver 114,476 Steady Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines
6  United States, San Francisco 112,163 Steady Alaska Airlines, United Airlines
7  United States, Seattle 98,399 Steady Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines
8  United States, Chicago[Note 2] 78,917 Increase 1 American Airlines, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines
9  United States, San Diego 58,867 Decrease 1 Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines
10  United States, Atlanta 53,015 Increase 1 Delta Air Lines, Volaris
11  United States, Salt Lake City 45,909 Increase 4 Delta Air Lines
12  United States, San Jose 38,605 Decrease 2 Alaska Airlines
13  United States, Orange County 36,460 Increase 20 Southwest Airlines
14  United States, New York 35,472 Increase 20 American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways
15  United States, Charlotte 23,955 Increase 8 American 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" (PDF). Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico. January 2022. Retrieved January 11, 2022.
  2. ^ "Hurricane Odile: Mexico begins airlifts of tourists stranded in Los Cabos". The Guardian. September 2014. Retrieved January 21, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Statistics" (in Spanish). Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2022. Retrieved February 5, 2022.

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