Querétaro Intercontinental Airport

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Querétaro International Airport)
Jump to: navigation, search
Querétaro Intercontinental Airport
Aeropuerto Intercontinental de Querétaro
Queretaro Terminal.jpg


QRO is located in Mexico
Location of airport in Mexico
Airport type Public
Operator Gobierno del Estado
Serves Querétaro, Mexico
Elevation AMSL 6,290 ft / 1,969 m
Coordinates 020°37′20″N 100°11′18″W / 20.62222°N 100.18833°W / 20.62222; -100.18833
Website http://www.aiq.com.mx/
Direction Length Surface
ft m
09/27 11,482 3,500 Concrete
Statistics (2015)
Total passengers 503,276
Ranking in Mexico 31st Increase 1
Source: Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil

Querétaro Intercontinental Airport, Aeropuerto Intercontinental de Querétaro (IATA: QROICAO: MMQT), is an international airport located in the Municipalities of Colón and El Marqués, Querétaro, Mexico. It handles the national and international air traffic of the city of Querétaro and can also be used as an alternate airport to Mexico City International Airport.

It replaced the Ing. Fernando Espinoza Gutiérrez International Airport, which is no longer operational.

On 31 August 2012, Aeroméxico announced that it will be building a maintenance base at Querétaro International Airport, and the construction for the new terminal will start shortly.

It is the fastest growing airport in Mexico this decade, moving 503,276 passengers in 2015, a 335% increase since 2010.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aeroméxico Connect Mexico City, Monterrey
American Eagle Dallas/Fort Worth
TAR Aerolineas Acapulco, Chihuahua (begins November 1, 2016),[2] Guadalajara, Hermosillo (begins November 1, 2016),[2] Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Monterrey, Puerto Vallarta, Tampico, Torreón/Gómez Palacio (begins November 1, 2016)[2]
United Express Houston-Intercontinental
Volaris Cancún, Monterrey, Tijuana

Cargo airlines[edit]

Airlines Destinations
DHL Aviation operated by ABX Air Cincinnati, Guadalajara
FedEx Memphis
Cargojet Hamilton, Dallas
Regional Cargo Cancún, Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez, Guadalajara, Hermosillo, La Paz, Mérida, Mexico City, Monterrey, Puebla, Tijuana, Villahermosa

Ground transportation information[edit]

  • Taxi: Travelers wishing to take a taxi or van to Querétaro (around US$25) and other cities can take the Airport taxi. Some travelers have arranged for a ride beforehand with one of the many shuttle services listed on San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato tourist websites. Average price about $30 to 40 per person.
  • Car Rentals: Hertz and Budget have rental counters at the airport.
  • Intercity Bus: Cheaper method to travel to other cities will be Autobus. Primera Plus (http://www.primeraplus.com.mx) used to have a ticket counter at the airport, which has been closed for a while. Airport taxi from the Airport to Querétaro Centro (central bus station) is about $20. From Centro, travelers can take another bus to any part of Mexico.

Other facilities[edit]

Regional Cargo has its headquarters on the airport property and in Colón. Universidad Nacional Aeronáutica en Querétaro has a facility on the grounds of the airport. On 31 August 2012, Aeromexico and Delta Airlines announced that they will be building a maintenance base at Querétaro International airport.

Busiest routes[edit]

Busiest domestic routes at Querétaro International Airport (2015)[3]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Nuevo León, Monterrey 88,652 Steady Aeroméxico Connect, TAR, Volaris
2  Quintana Roo, Cancún 22,805 Steady Volaris
3  Baja California, Tijuana 14,367 Steady Volaris
4  Jalisco, Guadalajara 10,427 Steady TAR
5  Distrito Federal (México), Mexico City 10,329 Increase 2 Aeroméxico Connect
6  Guerrero, Acapulco 3,662 Decrease 1 TAR
7  Jalisco, Puerto Vallarta 1,598 Decrease 1 TAR
8  Coahuila, Torreón 617 Increase 1
9  Tamaulipas, Tampico 265 Increase 6 TAR
10  Veracruz, Veracruz 128 Steady

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Air Operational Statistics". Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2016. Retrieved January 30, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "New routes from $1,449 MXN (in Spanish)" (web). TAR Aerolíneas. Retrieved October 19, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Air Operational Statistics". Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2016. Retrieved March 8, 2016. 

External links[edit]