Nuevo Laredo International Airport

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Quetzalcóatl International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional Quetzalcóatl
Nuevo Laredo International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional de Nuevo Laredo
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares
Location Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Elevation AMSL 484 ft / 148 m
Coordinates 27°26′38″N 099°34′14″W / 27.44389°N 99.57056°W / 27.44389; -99.57056Coordinates: 27°26′38″N 099°34′14″W / 27.44389°N 99.57056°W / 27.44389; -99.57056
Map
NLD is located in Tamaulipas
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NLD
NLD is located in Mexico
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 2,000 6,562 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Passengers 78,338
Ranking in Mexico 50th Increase 2
Source: Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares

Quetzalcóatl International Airport (Nahuatl pronunciation: [ketsalˈkoːaːtɬ], Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional Quetzalcóatl, IATA: NLD, ICAO: MMNL), also known as Nuevo Laredo International Airport (Aeropuerto Internacional de Nuevo Laredo), 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 2016, the airport handled 84,068 passengers, and in 2017 it handled 78,338 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
Magni Seasonal: Cancún (resumes July 3, 2018),[2] Puerto Vallarta (begins July 4, 2018)[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mexicana suspende vuelos a Tamaulipas (in Spanish)". El Universal. August 18, 2010. Retrieved February 6, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Nuevo Laredo will have direct flight to Puerto Vallarta" (in Spanish). Milenio Diario. November 2017. Retrieved November 22, 2017. 

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