Guadalajara International Airport

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Guadalajara International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional de Guadalajara
Aeropuerto de Guadalajara 3.jpg
Airport type Public
Operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico
Serves Guadalajara, Jalisco
Location Tlajomulco de Zuñiga, Jalisco
Hub for
Focus city 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
GDL is located in Mexico
Location of airport in Mexico
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 4,000 13,123 Asphalt
02/20 1,818 5,964 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Total Passengers 9,758,516
Increase 12.23%
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 8,695,183 passengers, and in 2015 it handled 9,758,516.[2] It is Mexico's third busiest airport, after Mexico City International Airport and Cancún International Airport and second busiest for cargo flights.[3]

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 and Interjet as well. 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".


Airport's Main entrance.
Terminal Map.
Concourse A.
Main Corridor at the airport.
Platform of the airport.
Land side of the airport.

Passenger Terminal[edit]

The Passenger's Terminal is used by all airlines for international and domestic flights.[4] The terminal has Customs facilities. It also has 10 jetways on Concourse A and Concourse C. 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 Hermosillo, Los Mochis, Mazatlán, Mexico City, Puebla, Tucson 1C
Aeroméxico Chicago-O'Hare, Fresno, Los Angeles, Ontario, Sacramento, San Francisco
Seasonal: Denver
Aeroméxico Cancún, Mexico City, Tijuana 1C
Aeroméxico Connect Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez, Ciudad Obregón, Culiacán, Hermosillo, Los Mochis, Mérida (ends November 30, 2016),[5] Mexicali, Mexico City, Monterrey, Puerto Vallarta (ends January 9, 2017), Tijuana, Torreón/Gómez Palacio 1C
Alaska Airlines Los Angeles, San Jose (CA) 1A
American Airlines Phoenix–Sky Harbor 1A
American Eagle Dallas/Fort Worth, Phoenix–Sky Harbor 1A
Copa Airlines Panama City–Tocumen 1A
Delta Air Lines Atlanta, Los Angeles
Seasonal: Salt Lake City
Delta Connection Atlanta
Seasonal: Salt Lake City
Interjet Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Antonio 1A
Interjet Cancún, Mexico City, Monterrey, San José del Cabo, Tijuana
Seasonal: Puerto Vallarta
Magnicharters Cancún 1C
TAR Acapulco, Cuernavaca, Durango, Huatulco, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, La Paz, Los Mochis, Mazatlán, Oaxaca, Puerto Vallarta, Querétaro, Toluca/Mexico City, Tuxtla Gutiérrez 1C
United Airlines Houston-Intercontinental 1A
United Express Houston-Intercontinental 1A
VivaAerobus Cancún, Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez, Culiacán, Hermosillo, La Paz, Mérida, Mexico City, Monterrey, Reynosa, Tampico, Tijuana, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Veracruz, Villahermosa
Seasonal: Houston-Intercontinental (resumes December 15, 2016; ends January 7, 2017), Puerto Vallarta (resumes June 9, 2017),[6] San José del Cabo (resumes April 6, 2017)[6]
1A / 1C
Volaris Austin, Chicago-Midway, Chicago-O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Fort Lauderdale (ends January 30, 2017),[7] Fresno, Guatemala City, Houston-Intercontinental, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami (begins February 1, 2017),[7] New York-JFK, Oakland, Ontario, Orlando, Phoenix–Sky Harbor, Portland (OR), Reno/Tahoe, Sacramento, San Antonio, San Jose (CA), San José (Costa Rica), Seattle/Tacoma
Seasonal: San Diego, San Francisco
Volaris Cancún, Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez, Ciudad Obregón, Culiacán, Hermosillo, La Paz, Los Mochis, Mazatlán, Mérida, Mexicali, Mexico City, Monterrey, Reynosa, San José del Cabo, Tampico, Tijuana, Torreón/Gómez Palacio, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Veracruz, Villahermosa 1C


Airlines Destinations
AeroUnion Los Angeles, Mexico City
Air France Cargo Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Amerijet International Miami
Cargolux Houston-Intercontinental, Luxembourg
Cathay Pacific Cargo Anchorage, Hong Kong
Centurion Cargo Los Angeles, Mexico City
DHL Aviation
operated by ABX Air
Cincinnati, Los Angeles, Querétaro
Estafeta La Paz, San Luis Potosí
FedEx Express Memphis
Korean Air Cargo 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)
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Distrito Federal (México), Mexico City 1,361,865 Steady Aeromar Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris
2  Baja California, Tijuana 543,303 Steady Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris
3  Nuevo León, Monterrey 279,053 Steady Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris
4  Quintana Roo, Cancún 258,466 Steady Interjet, Magni, VivaAerobus, Volaris
5  Sonora, Hermosillo 108,081 Increase 1 Aeromar, Aeroméxico Connect, VivaAerobus, Volaris
6  Baja California Sur, Los Cabos 106,597 Decrease 1 Aéreo Calafia, Interjet, 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 Aéreo Calafia, TAR, VivaAerobus, Volaris
10  Veracruz, Veracruz 54,774 Increase 1 Aeromar, VivaAerobus, Volaris
11  Sinaloa, Culiacán 51,704 Decrease 2 Aeroméxico Express, Volaris, VivaAerobus
12  Jalisco, Puerto Vallarta 39,056 Steady Aeroméxico Express, Interjet, TAR, VivaAerobus
13  Yucatán, Mérida 38,043 Increase 1 VivaAerobus, Volaris
14  Tabasco, Villahermosa 37,240 Increase 2 VivaAerobus, Volaris
15  Chiapas, Tuxtla Gutiérrez 35,827 Decrease 2 VivaAerobus, Volaris
Busiest international routes from Guadalajara International Airport (2015)[8]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  United States, Los Angeles 392,030 Steady Aeroméxico, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Volaris Interjet
2  United States, Houston 124,766 Steady United Airlines, United Express, VivaAerobus, Volaris
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
5  United States, San Jose 98,764 Decrease 2 Alaska Airlines, Volaris
6  United States, Fresno 82,165 Increase 1 Aeroméxico, Volaris
7  United States, Sacramento 81,033 Increase 1 Aeroméxico, Volaris
8  United States, Phoenix–Sky Harbor 76,355 Decrease 2 American Airlines, American Eagle, US Airways, US Airways Express, Volaris
9  United States, Oakland 73,670 Steady Volaris
10  United States, Ontario 61,520 Increase 3 Aeroméxico, 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
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. ^
  4. ^ Quarter Studios - Soluciones Digitales. "Aeropuerto de Guadalajara". Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "AeroMexico - Book your flight" (Web). AeroMexico. Retrieved October 21, 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "VivaAerobus have new routes to you (in Spanish)". Viva Aerobus. November 2016. Retrieved November 5, 2016. 
  7. ^ a b "Volaris announces new routes to United States (in Spanish)". EnElAire. October 2016. Retrieved October 12, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Air Operational Statistics". Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2016. Retrieved February 22, 2016. 

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