Los Cabos International Airport

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Los Cabos International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional de Los Cabos
Los Cabos International Airport.JPG
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico
Serves Los Cabos
Location San José del Cabo,
Los Cabos Municipality,
Baja California Sur state,
Mexico
Elevation AMSL 374 ft / 114 m
Coordinates 23°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
Website www.loscabos-airport.com
Map
SJD is located in Baja California Sur
SJD
SJD
SJD is located in Mexico
SJD
SJD
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16/34 3,000 9,843 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Total Passengers 4,909,700 Increase 15.6%
Ranking in Mexico 6th Steady
Source: Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico

Los Cabos International Airport (IATA: SJD, ICAO: 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.

History[edit]

From September 2011 until January 2012, the airport temporarily gained nonstop service to Asia with flights to Shanghai, China.

The airport handled 4,248,000 passengers in 2016, and 4,909,700 in 2017. 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.[1]

Architecture[edit]

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).

Terminals[edit]

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.

The airport has two terminals. Terminal 1 operates domestic flights, and Terminal 2 operates international flights.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Aeroméxico Mexico City
Aeroméxico Connect Mexico City
Aero Pacífico Culiacán, Los Mochis
Air Canada Seasonal: Calgary, Vancouver
Air Canada Rouge Seasonal: Toronto–Pearson
Alaska Airlines Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose (CA)
Seasonal: Portland (OR), Sacramento, Seattle/Tacoma
American Airlines Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Phoenix–Sky Harbor
Seasonal: Charlotte, Chicago–O'Hare
Apple Vacations Seasonal Charter: Milwaukee (begins January 25, 2019)[2]
Calafia Airlines Guadalajara, León/El Bajío, Loreto, Tijuana
Delta Air Lines Atlanta, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City
Seasonal: Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York–JFK, Seattle/Tacoma
Frontier Airlines Seasonal: Chicago–O'Hare, Denver, Las Vegas (begins December 15, 2018)[3]
Interjet Guadalajara, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Toluca/Mexico City
Magni Mazatlán, Mexico City, Monterrey
Southwest Airlines Chicago—Midway (begins November 4, 2018),[4] Denver, Houston—Hobby, Los Angeles, Oakland, Orange County, Sacramento, San Diego, San Jose (CA)
Seasonal: Austin, Baltimore
Spirit Airlines Seasonal: Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston–Intercontinental
Sun Country Airlines Seasonal: Minneapolis/St. Paul, San Diego
Sunwing Airlines Seasonal: Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa (begins December 20, 2018),[5] Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto–Pearson, Vancouver, Victoria, Winnipeg
United Airlines Denver, Houston–Intercontinental, Newark
Seasonal: Chicago–O'Hare, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington–Dulles
United Express Houston–Intercontinental
Vacation Express Seasonal Charter: Cincinnati (begins May 26, 2019)[6]
VivaAerobus Culiacán, Mexico City, Monterrey
Seasonal: Guadalajara
Volaris Culiacán, Guadalajara, León/El Bajío (begins November 19, 2018),[7] Mexico City, Tijuana
WestJet Calgary, Vancouver
Seasonal: Edmonton, Kelowna

Statistics[edit]

Busiest domestic routes at Los Cabos International Airport (2017)
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Distrito Federal (México), Mexico City 379,837 Steady Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, Magni, VivaAerobus, Volaris
2  Jalisco, Guadalajara 140,139 Steady Calafia Airlines, Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris
3  Baja California, Tijuana 59,954 Increase 1 Volaris
4  Nuevo León, Monterrey 59,952 Decrease 1 Magni, VivaAerobus, Volaris
5  Sinaloa, Culiacán 48,567 Steady Aero Pacífico, VivaAerobus, Volaris
6  México (state), Toluca 36,354 Steady Interjet, Volaris
7  Sinaloa, Mazatlán 11,618 Steady Magni
8  Guanajuato, León 9,448 Steady Aéreo Calafia
9  Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez 412 Steady
10  Quintana Roo, Cancún 110 Steady
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
Busiest international routes at Los Cabos International Airport (2017)[8]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  United States, Los Angeles 329,255 Steady Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Interjet, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines
2  United States, Houston (airports George Bush & Hobby)[Note 1] 164,044 Steady Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, United Express
3  United States, Dallas 154,229 Steady American Airlines, Spirit Airlines
4  United States, Phoenix–Sky Harbor 148,136 Steady American Airlines
5  United States, San Francisco 144,546 Steady Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin America
6  United States, San Diego 138,266 Steady Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines
7  United States, Denver 82,416 Increase 1 Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines
8  United States, Chicago 80,511 Increase 1 American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, United Airlines
9  United States, Orange County 65,385 Decrease 2 Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines
10  United States, San Jose 49,739 Increase 1 Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines
11  Canada, Vancouver 42,817 Increase 3 Air Canada, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet
12  United States, Seattle 49,739 Increase 1 Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines
13  United States, Atlanta 41,220 Decrease 1 Delta Air Lines
14  Canada, Calgary 39,637 Decrease 3 Air Canada, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet
15  United States, Oakland 33,541 Southwest Airlines

Note
  1. ^ Official statistics include airports George Bush and Hobby.

Facilities[edit]

  • The Trans-Peninsular Road has become a busy commercial and accommodation center which include the nearby establishments.

Hotels[edit]

Restaurants[edit]

The airport has many restaurants and fast food outlets, among the best known are:

Parking[edit]

  • 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hurricane Odile: Mexico begins airlifts of tourists stranded in Los Cabos". The Guardian. September 2014. Retrieved January 21, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Milwaukee, WI Flight Schedule". Apple Vacations. Retrieved August 16, 2018. 
  3. ^ "Frontier Airlines announces flights from Vegas to 2 Mexican cities". News3 Las Vegas. August 2018. Retrieved August 28, 2018. 
  4. ^ "Southwest Airlines adds Chicago – Los Cabos service from Nov 2018". Routes Online. June 2018. Retrieved June 25, 2018. 
  5. ^ "Sunwing adds Ottawa – Los Cabos route from Dec 2018". Routes Online. July 2018. Retrieved August 16, 2018. 
  6. ^ "CVG adds new destination". American City Business Journals. July 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018. 
  7. ^ "Volaris, the airline with the greatest connectivity in the Bajío" (in Spanish). Volaris. July 2018. Retrieved August 3, 2018. 
  8. ^ "Operational Statistics of Airports in the ASA Network" (in Spanish). Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares. January 2018. Retrieved March 13, 2018. 

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