Mundo Maya International Airport

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Mundo Maya International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional Mundo Maya.jpg
Airport typeMilitary/Public
OperatorDirección General de Aeronáutica Civil
LocationFlores, Guatemala
Elevation AMSL118 m / 387 ft
Coordinates16°54′50″N 089°51′59″W / 16.91389°N 89.86639°W / 16.91389; -89.86639Coordinates: 16°54′50″N 089°51′59″W / 16.91389°N 89.86639°W / 16.91389; -89.86639
MGMM is located in Petén Department
Location in Petén Department
MGMM is located in Guatemala
Location in Guatemala
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 3,000 9,843 Concrete
Statistics (2018)
Passenger change 17–18Increase5.4%
Aircraft movements7,851
Movements change 17–18Increase11.5%
Source: Guatemalan AIP[1] DGAC[2]

Mundo Maya International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional Mundo Maya, IATA: FRS, ICAO: MGMM), formerly Flores International Airport as indicated by its 3-letter code, is an international airport located in the suburb of Santa Elena, in the city of Flores, Guatemala. It serves national and international air traffic for the areas of Flores, Santa Elena, and San Benito, as well as all the Maya sites like Tikal or Yaxhá and destinations like Guatemala City and Belize.

Mundo Maya Airport, like other airports in Guatemala, is going through some expansions, to provide a better service to passengers and airlines, so it will be able to accept a greater number of flights and larger aircraft. In 2012, the ICAO airport identifier for Mundo Maya International Airport changed from MGTK to MGMM.[3]


Aereo Ruta Maya Guatemala City
Avianca Guatemala Guatemala City
Maya Island Air Belize City, Guatemala City
Transportes Aéreos Guatemaltecos Belize City, Guatemala City
Tropic Air Belize City


Mundo Maya International airport is the country's second and it is one of the busiest airports in Central America. In 2018, Mundo Maya International Airport reported 144,772 passengers, a 5.4% yearly increase

FRS passenger totals, 2015–2018 (thousands)
Source: Directorate General of Civil Aviation
Number of passengers Percentage change Number of movements Percentage change
2015 111,075 N.A. 6,826 N.A.
2016 113,444 Increase02.13% 6,915 Increase01.30%
2017 137,348 Increase021.07% 7,042 Increase01.84%
2018 144,772 Increase05.41% 7,851 Increase011.49%
Source: Directorate General of Civil Aviation of Guatemala

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 30 September 1977, Douglas C47A TG-AKA of Aviateca was damaged beyond economic repair in a landing accident. One of the three crew members was killed.[4]
  • On 26 July 1978, Douglas DC-3 TG-AFA of Aviateca overran the runway following a birdstrike on take-off and was reported to have been damaged beyond economic repair.[5] The aircraft was later repaired and returned to service.[6]
  • On 7 May 1979, Douglas DC-3 TG-SAB of TAPSA was substantially damaged in a landing accident when it departed the runway and collided with a car. The aircraft was subsequently repaired and returned to service.[7]
  • On 18 January 1986, a Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle III from Aerovias, crashed into a hill on its final approach, about 8 km from the airport. All 93 passengers and crew on board were killed, making it the worst air disaster in Guatemalan history.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ MGTK – MUNDO MAYA Internacional
  2. ^ (in Spanish)Estadísticas, Dirección General de Aviación Civil de Guatemala
  3. ^ Jeppesen. JeppView. Version
  4. ^ "TG-AKA Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 5 August 2010.
  5. ^ "TG-AFA Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 1 August 2010.
  6. ^ "Photo: Aviateca, Douglas DC-3 TG-AFA". Airline Fan. Retrieved 2 August 2010.
  7. ^ "TG-SAB Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 29 July 2010.
  8. ^ "Guatemala crash toll now put at 93". The New York Times. 20 January 1986. Retrieved 1 October 2013.

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