Querétaro Intercontinental Airport

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Querétaro Intercontinental Airport

Aeropuerto Intercontinental de Querétaro
Edificio Terminal AIQ.jpg
Airport typePublic
OperatorGobierno del Estado
ServesQuerétaro, Querétaro, Mexico
LocationColón and El Marqués
OpenedNovember 28, 2004 (2004-11-28)
Elevation AMSL6,290 ft / 1,969 m
Coordinates20°37′02.5″N 100°11′08.4″W / 20.617361°N 100.185667°W / 20.617361; -100.185667Coordinates: 20°37′02.5″N 100°11′08.4″W / 20.617361°N 100.185667°W / 20.617361; -100.185667 [1]
QRO is located in Querétaro
QRO is located in Mexico
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 3,500 11,482 Concrete
Statistics (2017)
Total passengers807,228
Ranking in Mexico20 Increase 7
Source: Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil

Querétaro Intercontinental Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Intercontinental de Querétaro, IATA: QRO, ICAO: 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, in 2004.

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.

In 2016, the airport handled 637,752 passengers, and in 2017 it handled 807,228 passengers.

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Aeroméxico Connect Atlanta, Detroit,[2] Mexico City, Monterrey
American Eagle Dallas/Fort Worth
Magni Seasonal: Cancún
TAR Aerolineas Acapulco, Chihuahua, Durango, Guadalajara, Hermosillo, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Mérida, Monterrey, Oaxaca, Puerto Escondido, Puerto Vallarta, San Luis Potosí, Tampico, Torreón/Gómez Palacio, Veracruz
Seasonal:[3] Aguascalientes
United Express Houston-Intercontinental
VivaAerobus Cancún, Monterrey
Volaris Cancún, Chicago-Midway, Tijuana


AeroUnion Cincinnati
DHL Aviation 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]

Typical plane at the airport.
Check-in counters at the airport.
International arrivals area.
Main corridor of the airport.
  • 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 Air Lines announced that they will be building a maintenance base at Querétaro International airport.

Busiest routes[edit]

Busiest domestic routes at Querétaro International Airport (2017)[4]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Nuevo León, Monterrey 120,283 Steady Aeroméxico Connect, TAR, Viva Aerobus
2  Distrito Federal (México), Mexico City 64,537 Steady Aeroméxico Connect
3  Quintana Roo, Cancún 50,765 Steady Viva Aerobus, Volaris
4  Baja California, Tijuana 18,867 Steady Volaris
5  Jalisco, Guadalajara 17,505 Steady TAR
6  Coahuila, Torreón 5,846 Increase 1 TAR
7  Chihuahua, Chihuahua 5,049 TAR
8  Guerrero, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo 3,215 Steady TAR
9  Guerrero, Acapulco 2,954 Decrease 3 TAR
10  Jalisco, Puerto Vallarta 2,361 Decrease 1 TAR
Busiest international routes at Querétaro International Airport (2017)
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  United States, Houston 54,191 Increase 1 United Express
2  United States, Dallas 41,266 Decrease 1 American Eagle
3  United States, Chicago 5,715 Volaris
4  United States, Los Angeles 3,635 Volaris
5  United States, Atlanta 3,385 Aeroméxico Connect


  1. ^ "Instalaciones". AIQ.com.mx (in Spanish). Aeropuerto Intercontinental de Querétaro. Retrieved 2018-05-19. Coordenadas 20°37’2.5485”N y 100°11’8.4133”W
  2. ^ "Aeroméxico and Delta announce route Querétaro-Detroit" (in Spanish). EnElAire. July 2018. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  3. ^ "More options to travel to Aguascalientes". Transportes Aéreos Regionales. Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  4. ^ "Operational Statistics of Airports in the ASA Network" (in Spanish). Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares. January 2018. Retrieved May 4, 2018.

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