Los Cabos International Airport

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Los Cabos International Airport

Aeropuerto Internacional de Los Cabos
Aeropuerto de Los Cabos 8.jpg
Airport typePublic
OperatorGrupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico
ServesLos Cabos
LocationSan José del Cabo,
Los Cabos Municipality,
Baja California Sur state,
Elevation AMSL374 ft / 114 m
Coordinates23°09′06″N 109°43′15″W / 23.15167°N 109.72083°W / 23.15167; -109.72083Coordinates: 23°09′06″N 109°43′15″W / 23.15167°N 109.72083°W / 23.15167; -109.72083
SJD is located in Baja California Sur
SJD is located in Mexico
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16/34 3,000 9,843 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Total Passengers5,249,000 Increase 6.91%
Ranking in Mexico6th Steady
Source: Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico[1]

Los Cabos International Airport (IATA: SJD, ICAO: MMSD) is the sixth-busiest airport in Mexico and one of the Top 30 in Latin America, located at San José del Cabo in Los Cabos Municipality, Baja California Sur state, Mexico.

The airport serves San José del Cabo, Cabo San Lucas, and the Los Cabos area.


From September 2011 until January 2012, the airport temporarily gained nonstop service to Asia with flights to Shanghai, China.

The airport crossed the 5-million-traffic threshold in 2018, handling 5,249,000 passengers.[1] It has become the most important airport in the state of Baja California Sur. Because of a dramatic increase in the number of holiday resorts and due to the region's fast population growth, the infrastructure of the airport is now insufficient compared to the increasing demand, causing a lack of available positions for aircraft during peak-hours, as in many other airports in Mexico.

On September 15, 2014, Los Cabos International Airport was badly damaged by Hurricane Odile. Planes were knocked against structures due to the winds from Odile. Many people went to the airport, demanding flights out of Cabo San Lucas. The Mexican government began airlifting the first of thousands of stranded tourists, free of charge, to airports in Tijuana, Mazatlan, Guadalajara and Mexico City to catch connecting flights and, in the case of foreigners, receive consular assistance.[2]

In November 2019, British Carrier TUI Airways, commenced flights to and from London's Gatwick Airport, thus being the very first European carrier to fly in and out of the Los Cabos area. This flight is flown on a Boeing 787.


The architect of Los Cabos International Airport's 1997 renovation and expansion was Mexican architect and great-grandson of Queen Isabella II of Spain, Manuel De Santiago-de Borbón González Bravo. He was a member of ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites), and his lifetime architectural legacy to Mexico adds to 11,000,000 square metres (120,000,000 sq ft) built nationwide, including famous buildings and national sites, as well as important national restorations like the Mexican Houses of Congress Palace (Palacio Legislativo de San Lázaro).


The name of the airport displayed over the exit of the international arrivals exit terminal.
Departure gate area
Los Cabos Airport Tower, view from tarmac
Terminal Layout (After T4 is completed)
View of the duty free area
Los Cabos Intl Airport Terminal 2 / Departures Hall - Baja California Sur, Mexico
Restaurants and stores at Terminal.

The airport has two terminals. Terminal 1 operates domestic flights, and Terminal 2 operates international flights.

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Aeroméxico Mexico City
Aeroméxico Connect Mexico City
Aero Pacífico Culiacán, Los Mochis
Air Canada Seasonal: Calgary, Vancouver
Air Canada Rouge Seasonal: Toronto–Pearson
Alaska Airlines Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose (CA)
Seasonal: Portland (OR), Sacramento, Seattle/Tacoma
American Airlines Austin (begins May 9, 2020),[3] Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Phoenix–Sky Harbor
Seasonal: Charlotte, Chicago–O'Hare
Calafia Airlines Guadalajara, Loreto, Tijuana
Delta Air Lines Atlanta, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City
Seasonal: Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York–JFK, Seattle/Tacoma
Interjet Guadalajara, Mexico City
Magni Mazatlán, Mexico City, Monterrey
Southwest Airlines Chicago–Midway, Denver, Houston–Hobby, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego
Seasonal: Austin, Oakland, Orange County, San Jose (CA)
Spirit Airlines Seasonal: Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston–Intercontinental
Sun Country Airlines Seasonal: Dallas/Fort Worth (begins June 5, 2020),[4] Las Vegas, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Portland (OR) (begins December 18, 2019),[5] San Diego
Sunwing Airlines Seasonal: Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna, Montréal–Trudeau, Ottawa, Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto–Pearson, Vancouver, Victoria, Winnipeg
Swoop Seasonal: Edmonton, Winnipeg
TUI Airways London–Gatwick
United Airlines Denver, Houston–Intercontinental, Newark
Seasonal: Chicago–O'Hare, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington–Dulles
United Express Seasonal: Houston–Intercontinental
VivaAerobus Culiacán, Mexico City, Monterrey, Tijuana
Seasonal: Guadalajara, Hermosillo
Volaris Culiacán, Guadalajara, León/El Bajío, Mexico City, Monterrey, Tijuana
WestJet Calgary, Vancouver
Seasonal: Edmonton, Kelowna, Victoria


Busiest domestic routes at Los Cabos International Airport (2018)
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Mexico City, Mexico City 420,532 Steady Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, Magni, VivaAerobus, Volaris
2  Jalisco, Guadalajara 187,370 Steady Calafia Airlines, Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris
3  Baja California, Tijuana 67,062 Steady Calafia Airlines, VivaAerobús, Volaris
4  Nuevo León, Monterrey 58,195 Steady Magni, VivaAerobus
5  Sinaloa, Culiacán 53,723 Steady Aero Pacífico, VivaAerobus, Volaris
6  México (state), Toluca 33,283 Steady Interjet
7  Sinaloa, Mazatlán 12,885 Steady Magni
8  Guanajuato, León 10,032 Steady Calafia Airlines, Volaris
9  Chihuahua, Chihuahua 1,826
10  Baja California, Mexicali 33
Busiest international routes at Los Cabos International Airport (2018)[6]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  United States, Los Angeles 330,125 Steady Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Interjet, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines
2  United States, Houston (airports George Bush & Hobby)[Note 1 1] 171,199 Steady Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, United Express
3  United States, Dallas 152,623 Steady American Airlines, Spirit Airlines
4  United States, San Diego 133,041 Increase 2 Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines
5  United States, Phoenix–Sky Harbor 132,553 Decrease 1 American Airlines
6  United States, San Francisco 131,561 Decrease 1 Alaska Airlines, United Airlines
7  United States, Denver 81,503 Steady Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines
8  United States, Chicago (airports O'Hare & Midway)[Note 2 1] 77,509 Steady American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines
9  United States, Orange County 67,121 Steady Southwest Airlines
10  Canada, Vancouver 53,194 Increase 1 Air Canada, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet
11  United States, San Jose 52,418 Decrease 1 Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines
12  United States, Atlanta 46,457 Increase 1 Delta Air Lines
13  Canada, Calgary 45,376 Increase 1 Air Canada, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet
14  United States, Seattle 41,017 Decrease 2 Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines
15  United States, Oakland 40,944 Steady Southwest Airlines

  1. ^ Official statistics include airports George Bush and Hobby.
  1. ^ Official statistics include airports O'Hare and Midway.


  • The Trans-Peninsular Road has become a busy commercial and accommodation center which include the nearby establishments.


  • Airport Parking:
    • 1 hour: $28 pesos
      • Maximum pay per day, rate until the fifth day: $305 pesos
      • Maximum pay per day for the next days: $96 pesos

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Traffic Report". Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico. January 2019. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  2. ^ "Hurricane Odile: Mexico begins airlifts of tourists stranded in Los Cabos". The Guardian. September 2014. Retrieved January 21, 2017.
  3. ^ "New Flights from Austin to Boston and San Jose Start this Spring". American Airlines Newsroom. December 10, 2019. Archived from the original on |archive-url= requires |archive-date= (help). Retrieved December 10, 2019.
  4. ^ "Sun Country will fly from Dallas to Puerto Vallarta and San José del Cabo" (in Spanish). Transponder 1200. November 2019. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  5. ^ "Sun Country adds Portland OR – Los Cabos service from Dec 2019". RoutesOnline. August 2019. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  6. ^ "Traffic Statistics by Airline" (in Spanish). Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2019. Retrieved June 3, 2019.

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