Toluca International Airport

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional Lic. Adolfo López Mateos
Toluca Airport logo.png
Salas de Ultima Espera.jpg
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Administradora Mexiquense del Aeropuerto Internacional de Toluca (AMAIT)
Serves Toluca
Elevation AMSL 2,580 m / 8,465 ft
Coordinates 19°20′13″N 99°33′57″W / 19.33694°N 99.56583°W / 19.33694; -99.56583Coordinates: 19°20′13″N 99°33′57″W / 19.33694°N 99.56583°W / 19.33694; -99.56583
Map
TLC is located in State of Mexico
TLC
TLC
Location of airport in Mexico
TLC is located in Mexico
TLC
TLC
TLC (Mexico)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
15/33 4,310 14,140 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Number of passengers 789,081
Ranking in Mexico 22nd Decrease 6
Source: Administradora Mexiquense del Aeropuerto Internacional de Toluca

Toluca International Airport, officially Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International Airport (IATA: TLC, ICAO: MMTO) is an international airport in Toluca, State of Mexico, Mexico. It is part of the Mexico City Metropolitan Airport Group, and it is being improved and promoted to handle some traffic for the city of Toluca, but it also serves as a low-cost carrier airport for Mexico City, served at present only by Interjet, but in the past at different times also by Volaris and Aeromexico. The airport is named after President Adolfo López Mateos.

It is considered as the main alternate airport for Mexico City International Airport since it is only 30 minutes or 40 km away from the Santa Fe financial district and has the longest runway of any airport in Mexico.

Overview[edit]

The airport went from serving 145,000 passengers in 2002, to 3,200,000 in 2007 and 4,300,000 in 2008. It used to be a hub for Volaris, but the company announced on March 8, 2011 that its hub in Toluca would switch to Guadalajara. Interjet also moved the bulk of its operations to Mexico City. As a result, and according to official statistics provided by Administradora Mexiquense del Aeropuerto Internacional de Toluca, the passenger traffic got significantly reduced: 1,161,064 passengers in 2013 and 771,152 passengers in 2016, and 789,081 in 2017.

The airport was reduced from four terminals to two after all domestic operations were handled at the Domestic Terminal. Before 2007, Interjet and Volaris had each one independent terminal, plus Terminal 1 (now Domestic Terminal) and the International Terminal. Recent renovations have expanded both the terminals and apron, making the airport capable of handling an excess of 6 million passengers each year.

Facade of the terminal at night
Check-in counters

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Interjet Acapulco, Cancún, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Puerto Vallarta, San José del Cabo
VivaAerobus Cancún, Monterrey (both begin October 19, 2018)[1]

Cargo[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
FedEx Express Memphis

Statistics[edit]

Top destinations[edit]

Busiest domestic routes at Toluca International Airport (2017)[2]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Nuevo León, Monterrey 123,976 Steady Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, Volaris
2  Quintana Roo, Cancún 50,554 Steady Interjet, Volaris
3  Jalisco, Guadalajara 36,909 Increase 2 Interjet, TAR
4  Baja California Sur, Los Cabos 35,878 Steady Interjet, Volaris
5  Jalisco, Puerto Vallarta 33,395 Decrease 2 Interjet, Volaris
6  Guerrero, Acapulco 20,446 Steady Interjet
7  Baja California, Tijuana 14,060 Increase 6 Volaris
8  Chiapas, Tuxtla Gutiérrez 6,080 Increase 1 TAR
9  Guerrero, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Guerrero 3,042 Increase 3 Interjet
10  Oaxaca, Villahermosa 1,524 Increase 11 TAR
Busiest international routes at Toluca International Airport (2017)
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Cuba, La Habana 189
2  Costa Rica, San José 187
3  United States, Tampa 168
4  Colombia, Bogotá 144
5  United States, Memphis 49
6  United States, Dallas 32
7  United States, Nashville 23

Transportation[edit]

A shuttle to Tecnológico station for the Toluca–Mexico City commuter rail will be provided when service commences in 2018.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Viva Aerobus will land in Toluca with two routes" (in Spanish). A21. July 2018. Retrieved July 14, 2017.
  2. ^ "Operational Statistics of Airports in the ASA Network" (in Spanish). Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares. January 2018. Retrieved May 4, 2018.
  3. ^ "Recorrido de la Obra". Ciudad de Mexico. Retrieved 7 March 2017.

External links[edit]

Media related to Lic. Adolfo López Mateos International Airport at Wikimedia Commons