Quetzalcóatl International Airport

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Quetzalcóatl International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional Quetzalcóatl

IATA: NLDICAO: MMNL

NLD is located in Mexico
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Location of airport in Mexico
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares
Location Nuevo Laredo
Elevation AMSL 484 ft / 148 m
Coordinates 27°26′38″N 99°34′14″W / 27.44389°N 99.57056°W / 27.44389; -99.57056
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
14/32 6,562 2,000 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Passengers 72,978
Ranking in Mexico 50th Increase
Source: Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares

Quetzalcóatl International Airport (Nahuatl pronunciation: [ketsalˈkoːaːtɬ]) (IATA: NLDICAO: MMNL) is an international airport located in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. It is situated near the U.S.-Mexico border, opposite Laredo, Texas and handles national and international air traffic for the city of Nuevo Laredo. It is operated by Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares, a federal government-owned corporation.

In 2014, the airport handled 66,846 passengers, and in 2015 it handled 72,978 passengers.

History[edit]

Quetzalcóatl International Airport was named after Quetzalcoatl from the Aztec Religion who was a benefactor god, considered a leader among the deities, that would return after his departure to take back the empire. Mexicana used to fly to Mexico City and Guadalajara before it ceased operations in 2010.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aeroméxico Connect Mexico City

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mexicana suspende vuelos a Tamaulipas (in Spanish)". El Universal. August 18, 2010. Retrieved February 6, 2016. 

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