Uruapan International Airport

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Uruapan International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional de Uruapan
Airport type Public
Operator Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares
Location Uruapan
Elevation AMSL 5,258 ft / 1,603 m
Coordinates 19°23′48″N 102°02′21″W / 19.39667°N 102.03917°W / 19.39667; -102.03917Coordinates: 19°23′48″N 102°02′21″W / 19.39667°N 102.03917°W / 19.39667; -102.03917
UPN is located in Mexico
Location of airport in Mexico
Direction Length Surface
ft m
02/20 7,874 2,400 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Total Passengers 150,192
Ranking in Mexico 45th Increase 2
Source: Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares

Uruapan International Airport (IATA: UPN, ICAO: MMPN), also known as "Lic. y Gen. Ignacio López Rayón International Airport", serves the Mexican city of Uruapan, and it is the second-busiest and second-largest international gateway of the Mexican state of Michoacán after Morelia International Airport. It has one terminal. The airport is operated by Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares, a federal government-owned corporation.

The airport sports an asphalt runway 2,400 meters (or 7,874 feet) in length, capable of accommodating aircraft like the Boeing 737 and the Airbus A320. The runway's approach vectors are 20 degrees for the north end of the runway and 200 degrees for the south end. The runway is located at an elevation of 1,603 meters (5,258 feet, or just short of a mile) above sea level.

In 2016, the airport handled 128,673 passengers, and in 2017 it handled 150,192 passengers.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Volaris Los Angeles, Tijuana

Busiest routes[edit]

Busiest domestic routes at Uruapan International Airport (2017)[1]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Baja California, Tijuana 64,252 Steady Volaris
2  State of Mexico, Toluca 132 Increase 1
3  Veracruz, Veracruz 93
4  Jalisco, Guadalajara 81
5  Oaxaca, Oaxaca 80
6  Coahuila, Torreón 50
7  San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí 35
8  Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes 26
9  Nayarit, Tepic 25
10  Puebla, Puebla 24

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • TAESA Flight 725, a DC-9, crashed on take-off from Uruapan international airport en route to Mexico City on November 25, 1999, killing 18 people.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Operational Statistics of Airports in the ASA Network" (in Spanish). Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares. January 2018. Retrieved April 15, 2018. 
  2. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety. November 1999. Retrieved August 15, 2017. 

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