Morelia International Airport

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General Francisco Mujica International Airport

Aeropuerto Internacional General Francisco J. Mujica
Morelia International Airport DSC 0585 AD.JPG
Front terminal
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorGrupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico
ServesMorelia, Álvaro Obregón, Michoacán, Mexico
Elevation AMSL1,839 m / 6,033 ft
Coordinates19°51′00″N 101°01′32″W / 19.85000°N 101.02556°W / 19.85000; -101.02556Coordinates: 19°51′00″N 101°01′32″W / 19.85000°N 101.02556°W / 19.85000; -101.02556
Map
MLM is located in Mexico
MLM
MLM
Location of the airport in Mexico
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 3,400 11,155 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Total Passengers721,802
Ranking in Mexico28th Increase 2
Source: Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico

General Francisco Mujica International Airport, or simply Morelia International Airport, (IATA: MLM, ICAO: MMMM) is an international airport in Álvaro Obregón, Michoacán, Mexico, near Morelia. The airport handles national and international air traffic of the city of Morelia. Named after the former governor of Michoacán, Francisco José Múgica. General Francisco J. Mujica International Airport is the largest in the state of Michoacan. The longest route from Morelia is to Chicago, served by Volaris and VivaAerobus, while the shortest route is Mexico City, served by Aeroméxico Connect.

One of the fastest growing airports in the country, it handled 618,800 passengers in 2017, and 721,802 passengers in 2018.[1]

History[edit]

The airport opened in 1984 and initially only had a daily flight with a DC-9 to Mexico City. The airport has grown to become the largest in the state of Michoacán.

In the past, the airport has been served by Aero California, Aero Sudpacífico, Aeromar, Aviacsa, Avolar, Líneas Aéreas Azteca, Continental (now United), Mexicana, TAESA, and TAR.

Since May 2019, the airport has been undergoing a massive remodeling and expansion of the terminal building. When completed, the check-in area will be relocated, more shops and restaurants will be added, as well as more baggage carousels and gate space. The airport is aiming to attract new airlines, such as Interjet and JetBlue, and establish new air service to markets such as Atlanta, Cancún, Ciudad Juárez and Portland. [2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

A Volaris A319 parked at the gate.
A Volaris A320-271N (N530VL) parked at appron.
AirlinesDestinations
Aeroméxico Connect Mexico City
American Eagle Dallas/Fort Worth
United Express Houston–Intercontinental
VivaAerobus Monterrey, Tijuana
Seasonal: Chicago–O'Hare
Volaris Chicago–Midway, Fresno, Los Angeles, Mexicali, Oakland, San Jose (CA), Tijuana

Busiest routes[edit]

Busiest domestic routes at Morelia International Airport (2018)
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Baja California, Tijuana 117,976 Steady Aeroméxico Connect, VivaAerobus, Volaris
2  Mexico City, Mexico City 47,309 Steady Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect
3  Baja California, Mexicali 21,416 Steady Volaris
4  Nuevo León, Monterrey 3,558 Increase 1 VivaAerobus
5  Coahuila, Torreón 47 Decrease 1
6  Veracruz, Veracruz 38 Increase 3
7  Querétaro, Querétaro 20 Increase 1
Busiest international routes at Morelia International Airport (2018)[3]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  United States, Chicago 44,202 Steady Volaris
2  United States, Los Angeles 30,360 Steady Volaris
3  United States, Oakland 28,673 Steady Volaris
4  United States, Dallas 19,571 Steady American Eagle
5  United States, San Jose 15,202 Increase 1 Volaris
6  United States, Houston 14,454 Decrease 1 United Express
7  United States, Fresno 14,177 Steady Volaris

Note

Accidents and incidents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GAP Traffic Report". Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  2. ^ https://www.fool.com/earnings/call-transcripts/2019/05/15/grupo-aeroportuario-del-pacifico-sa-de-cv-pac-q1-2.aspx
  3. ^ "Traffic Statistics by Airline" (in Spanish). Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2019. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  4. ^ "List of Mexican Disasters". Blogspot. December 2009. Retrieved 9 January 2016.[unreliable source?]
  5. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. January 2016. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  6. ^ http://avherald.com/h?article=4312d454

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