Mazatlán International Airport

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General Rafael Buelna International Airport

Aeropuerto Internacional General Rafael Buelna

Mazatlán International Airport

Aeropuerto Internacional de Mazatlán
MZT terminal1.JPG
Airport typePublic
OperatorGrupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte
LocationMazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico
Elevation AMSL38 ft / 12 m
Coordinates23°09′41″N 106°15′58″W / 23.16139°N 106.26611°W / 23.16139; -106.26611Coordinates: 23°09′41″N 106°15′58″W / 23.16139°N 106.26611°W / 23.16139; -106.26611
WebsiteOfficial website
MZT is located in Sinaloa
MZT is located in Mexico
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 2,700 8,858 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Total passengers1,038,555
Ranking in Mexico18th Decrease 1
Source: Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte[1]

General Rafael Buelna International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional General Rafael Buelna, IATA: MZT, ICAO: MMMZ), also known as Mazatlán International Airport (Aeropuerto Internacional de Mazatlán), is located in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico. This airport is the most important in Sinaloa for its international operations, and second to Culiacan International Airport for its domestic operations. It has one terminal with two concourses. It is located on the southeastern edge of the city and it is one of four airports in Mexico which has an Area Control Center (Centro Mazatlán/Mazatlán Center); the other ones being Mexico City International Airport, Monterrey International Airport and Mérida International Airport. Mazatlán Center controls air traffic over the northwest part of the country.

The airport reached the million-passenger milestone in 2018 by moving 1,038,555 passengers, an increase of 5.62% from previous year.[1]


  • Contact positions: 4
  • False Contact positions: 4
  • Remote positions: 7
  • Number of jetways: 4
  • Number of baggage claiming carousels: 4
  • Food court (Floor & Upper Level)
  • Customs (Arrivals area)
  • Taxi & car rentals (Arrivals area)
  • Duty Free (Main corridor)
  • Parking area

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Aéreo Servicio Guerrero San José del Cabo
Aeroméxico Seasonal: Mexico City
Aeroméxico Connect Mexico City
Alaska Airlines Los Angeles
American Airlines Dallas/Fort Worth, Phoenix–Sky Harbor
American Eagle Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Phoenix–Sky Harbor
Calafia Airlines Cabo San Lucas, La Paz
Delta Air Lines Seasonal: Minneapolis/St. Paul
Interjet Mexico City
Magni Monterrey, San José del Cabo
Seasonal: Chihuahua
Sun Country Airlines Seasonal: Minneapolis/St. Paul
Sunwing Airlines Toronto–Pearson
Seasonal: Calgary, Edmonton, Montréal–Trudeau, Ottawa (begins December 17, 2019), Regina, Saskatoon, Vancouver, Winnipeg
Swoop Seasonal: Abbotsford[2]
TAR Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez, Hermosillo
United Express Seasonal: Houston-Intercontinental
VivaAerobus Mexico City, Monterrey, Tijuana
Seasonal: La Paz (resumes July 2, 2019)[3]
Volaris Mexico City, Tijuana
WestJet Calgary
Seasonal: Edmonton, Vancouver
View of Concourse B.
A terminal map of MZT.

Busiest routes[edit]

Busiest domestic Routes at Mazatlán International Airport (2018)
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Mexico City, Mexico City 222,779 Steady Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris
2  Nuevo León, Monterrey 58,533 Steady Magni, VivaAerobus
3  Baja California, Tijuana 52,187 Steady Volaris
4  Baja California Sur, La Paz 13,377 Steady Calafia Airlines, VivaAerobus
5  Baja California Sur, Los Cabos 13,334 Steady Aéreo Servicio Guerrero, Magni
6  Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez 1,845 Increase 2 TAR
7  Chihuahua, Chihuahua 1,554 Steady Magni, TAR
8  Sonora, Hermosillo 1,409 Increase 1 TAR
9  Jalisco, Guadalajara 1,388 Decrease 3
10  Baja California, Mexicali 149 Increase 5
Busiest international Routes at Mazatlán International Airport (2018)[4]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  United States, Los Angeles 33,189 Steady Alaska Airlines, American Eagle
2  United States, Phoenix 26,952 Steady American Airlines, American Eagle
3  United States, Dallas/Fort Worth 18,305 Steady American Airlines, American Eagle
4  Canada, Calgary 15,637 Steady Sunwing Airlines, WestJet
5  United States, Minneapolis 12,349 Steady Delta Air Lines, Sun Country Airlines
6  Canada, Vancouver 7,066 Increase 1 Sunwing Airlines, WestJet
7  Canada, Edmonton 6,579 Decrease 1 Sunwing Airlines, WestJet
8  Canada, Toronto 4,446 Steady Sunwing Airlines
9  United States, Houston 3,997 Increase 3 United Express
10  Canada, Regina 2,648 Increase 4 Sunwing Airlines

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "OMA's Monthly Traffic Report" (Web). Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Where we fly", Swoop, 27 March 2019 Retrieved on 01 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Your Search: Mazatlan - La Paz". VivaAerobús. April 2019. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Traffic Statistics by Airline" (in Spanish). Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2019. Retrieved 11 April 2019.

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