Guadalajara International Airport

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Guadalajara International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional de Guadalajara
Terminal 1 Guadalajara Intl.jpg


GDL is located in Mexico
Location of airport in Mexico
Airport type Public
Operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico
Serves Guadalajara, Jalisco
Location Tlajomulco de Zuñiga, Jalisco
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 1,529 m / 5,016 ft
Coordinates 20°31′18″N 103°18′40″W / 20.52167°N 103.31111°W / 20.52167; -103.31111Coordinates: 20°31′18″N 103°18′40″W / 20.52167°N 103.31111°W / 20.52167; -103.31111
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 4,000 13,123 Asphalt
02/20 1,818 5,964 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Total Passengers 9,790,800
Increase 12.1%
Ranking in Mexico 3rd Steady
Source: Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico

Guadalajara International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional de Guadalajara), officially known as Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Guadalajara International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional de Guadalajara Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla) (IATA: GDLICAO: MMGL), is the main airport of Mexico's second-largest city Guadalajara. Opened in 1966, it's located 16 km south of the city center. In 2014 it handled 8,733,500 passengers, and in 2015 it handled 9,790,800.[2] It is Mexico's third busiest airport, after Mexico City International Airport and Cancún International Airport and second busiest for cargo flights.

Guadalajara's International Airport is composed of two runways and one terminal. It is also a major airport for connections, being a hub for Aeroméxico/Aeroméxíco Connect[1] and Volaris, for which is a primary gateway to the United States. It is also a focus city for VivaAerobus. Flights are offered to destinations within Mexico and to Central America and the United States.

The airport is named for Miguel Hidalgo, who began the war that brought Mexican independence from Spain. He has been called the "father of Mexican independence".

Salón Premier at Guadalajara Airport.
Automatic ticket counters at Guadalajara Airport.
Airport's Main entrance.
Terminal Map.


Passenger Terminal[edit]

The Passenger's Terminal is used by all airlines for international and domestic flights.[3] The terminal has Customs facilities. It also has 10 jetways on Concourse A and Concourse C. [4] There are also 27 remote parking positions.

Cargo Terminal[edit]

The Cargo Terminal was recently expanded and has a capacity to store approximately 350,000 tons of goods annually in its 27,000 square meters. It has 6 positions that can handle any kind of major aircraft.

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Airlines Destinations Concourse
Aéreo Calafia La Paz, San José del Cabo 1C
Aeromar Ciudad del Carmen, Hermosillo, Los Mochis, Mazatlán, Mexico City, Puebla, Veracruz 1C
Aeroméxico Chicago-O'Hare, Fresno, Los Angeles, Ontario, Sacramento, San Francisco
Seasonal: Denver
Aeroméxico Mexico City, Tijuana 1C
Aeroméxico Connect Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez, Ciudad Obregón, Hermosillo, Mexicali, Mexico City, Monterrey, Tijuana, Toluca/Mexico City, Torreón/Gómez Palacio 1C
Aeroméxico Express Culiacán, Puerto Vallarta 1C
Alaska Airlines Los Angeles, San Jose (CA) 1A
American Airlines Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Phoenix 1A
American Eagle Phoenix 1A
Copa Airlines Panama City 1A
Delta Air Lines Atlanta, Los Angeles
Seasonal: Salt Lake City
Delta Connection Atlanta
Seasonal: Salt Lake City
Interjet Los Angeles (begins February 18, 2016),[5][6] San Antonio 1A
Interjet Cancún, Mexico City, Monterrey, Puerto Vallarta, San José del Cabo, Tijuana 1C
Magnicharters Cancún 1C
TAR Aerolineas Acapulco, Durango, Huatulco, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Los Mochis, Mazatlán, La Paz, Oaxaca, Puerto Vallarta, Queretaro, Toluca/Mexico City, Tuxtla Gutiérrez 1C
United Airlines Houston-Intercontinental 1A
United Express Houston-Intercontinental 1A
VivaAerobus Cancún, Chihuahua (resumes June 17, 2016)[7] Ciudad Juárez, Culiacán (resumes July 2, 2016),[7] Hermosillo, La Paz, Mérida, Mexico City, Monterrey, Reynosa, Tampico, Tijuana (resumes March 18, 2016),[8] Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Veracruz, Villahermosa
Seasonal: Puerto Vallarta (resumes July 1, 2016; ends August 31, 2016)[7]
Volaris Chicago-Midway, Chicago-O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Fresno, Guatemala City, Houston-Intercontinental, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York-JFK, Oakland, Ontario, Orlando, Phoenix, Portland (OR), Reno/Tahoe, Sacramento, San Antonio, San Jose (CA), San José (Costa Rica)
Seasonal: San Diego
Volaris Cancún, Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez, Ciudad Obregón, Culiacán, Hermosillo, La Paz, Los Mochis, Mazatlán, Mérida, Mexicali, Mexico City, Monterrey, San José del Cabo, Tampico, Tijuana, Torreón/Gómez Palacio, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Veracruz, Villahermosa 1C


Concourse A.
Air Zone.
Aeroméxico Connect E-190.
Main Corridor at the airport.
Platform of the airport.
Fast Food area at Guadalajara International Airport.
Gate 14 at Guadalajara Airport.
Airlines Destinations
AeroUnion Los Angeles, Mexico City
Air France Cargo Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Amerijet International Miami
Cargolux Houston-Intercontinental, Luxembourg, Miami
Cathay Pacific Cargo Anchorage, Hong Kong
Centurion Cargo Los Angeles, Mexico City
DHL Aviation
operated by ABX Air
Cincinnati, Los Angeles
Estafeta La Paz, San Luis Potosí
FedEx Express Dallas/Fort Worth, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Memphis
Korean Air Cargo Anchorage, Seoul-Incheon, Vancouver
Lufthansa Cargo Dallas/Fort Worth, Frankfurt
MasAir Bogotá, Los Angeles, Miami
operated by Atlas Air
Huntsville, London-Stansted
UPS Airlines Louisville

Busiest routes[edit]

Busiest domestic routes from Guadalajara International Airport (2015)[9]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Distrito Federal (México), Mexico City 1,361,794 Steady Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris
2  Baja California, Tijuana 543,303 Steady Aeroméxico Connect, Aeroméxico, Interjet, Volaris, VivaAerobus
3  Nuevo León, Monterrey 278,891 Steady Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris
4  Quintana Roo, Cancún 258,466 Steady Interjet, Magni, VivaAerobus, Volaris
5  Sonora, Hermosillo 107,937 Increase 1 Aeroméxico Connect, VivaAerobus, Volaris
6  Baja California Sur, Los Cabos 105,540 Decrease 1 Interjet, AeroCalafia, Volaris
7  Baja California, Mexicali 101,189 Steady Aeroméxico Connect, Volaris
8  Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez 75,238 Steady Aeroméxico Connect, VivaAerobus, Volaris
9  Baja California Sur, La Paz 64,800 Increase 1 Aeroméxico Connect, VivaAerobus, Volaris, TAR
10  Veracruz, Veracruz 54,597 Increase 1 Aeromar, Aeroméxico Connect, Viva Aerobus, Volaris
11  Sinaloa, Culiacán 58,580 Decrease 2 Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Volaris
12  Jalisco, Puerto Vallarta 39,005 Steady Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, TAR Aerolineas
13  Yucatán, Mérida 32,909 Increase 1 Viva Aerobus, Volaris
14  Tabasco, Villahermosa 37,240 VivaAerobus, Volaris
13  Chiapas, Tuxtla Gutiérrez 35,731 Decrease 2 TAR Aerolineas, VivaAerobus, Volaris
Busiest international routes from Guadalajara International Airport (2015)[9]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  United States, Los Angeles 392,030 Steady Aeroméxico, Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Volaris, American Airlines
2  United States, Houston 124,766 Steady United Airlines, United Express, Volaris, VivaAerobus
3  United States, Chicago (Midway and O'Hare)[Note 1] 104,067 Increase 2 Aeroméxico, Volaris
4  United States, Dallas 99,572 Steady American Airlines, American Eagle, Volaris, VivaAerobus
5  United States, San Jose 98,764 Decrease 2 Alaska Airlines, Volaris
6  United States, Fresno 82,165 Increase 1 Aeroméxico Contigo, Volaris
7  United States, Sacramento 81,033 Increase 1 Aeroméxico Contigo, Volaris
8  United States, Phoenix 76,355 Decrease 2 US Airways, US Airways Express, Volaris
9  United States, Oakland 73,670 Steady Volaris
10  United States, Ontario 61,520 Increase 3 Aeroméxico Contigo, Volaris
11  United States, Las Vegas 60,774 Increase 1 Aeroméxico, Volaris
12  United States, Atlanta 56,281 Decrease 1 Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection
13  United States, San Francisco 38,144 Decrease 3 Aeroméxico Contigo
14  United States, San Antonio 28,935 Steady Interjet, Volaris
15  Panama, Panama City 23,708 Steady Copa Airlines
  1. ^ The official statistics include both Midway and O'Hare airports.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Marketing Aeromexico. "Aeromexico increases its connectivity to provide additional benefits to all of its clients". Marketing Aeroméxico. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Annual Report (in Spanish)" (PDF). Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico. January 2016. Retrieved January 8, 2016. 
  3. ^ Quarter Studios - Soluciones Digitales. "Aeropuerto de Guadalajara". Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
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  7. ^ a b c "VivaAerobus has new routes for you (in Spanish)". Viva Aerobus. January 2016. Retrieved January 19, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Vivaaerobus to launch new routes to Tijuana (In Spanish)". Vivaaerobús. Retrieved September 1, 2015. 
  9. ^ a b "Air Operational Statistics". Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2016. Retrieved January 30, 2016. 

External links[edit]

Bus Terminal