Nuevo Laredo International Airport

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Quetzalcóatl International Airport

Aeropuerto Internacional Quetzalcóatl

Nuevo Laredo International Airport

Aeropuerto Internacional de Nuevo Laredo
Airport typePublic
OperatorAeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares
LocationNuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Elevation AMSL484 ft / 148 m
Coordinates27°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
NLD is located in Tamaulipas
NLD is located in Mexico
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 2,000 6,562 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Ranking in Mexico50th Steady
Source: Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes[1]

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 2017, the airport handled 78,338 passengers, and in 2018 it handled 63,576 passengers.[1]


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.[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Aeroméxico Connect Mexico City
Magni Seasonal: Cancún, Puerto Vallarta

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Estadística Operacional de Aeropuertos / Statistics by Airport". Retrieved 2019-03-04.
  2. ^ "Mexicana suspende vuelos a Tamaulipas (in Spanish)". El Universal. August 18, 2010. Retrieved February 6, 2016.

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