List of airports in Guatemala

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This is a list of airports in Guatemala , sorted by location.

Airport location where aircraft take off and land

An airport is an aerodrome with extended facilities, mostly for commercial air transport. Airports often have facilities to store and maintain aircraft, and a control tower. An airport consists of a landing area, which comprises an aerially accessible open space including at least one operationally active surface such as a runway for a plane to take off or a helipad, and often includes adjacent utility buildings such as control towers, hangars and terminals. Larger airports may have airport aprons, taxiway bridges, air traffic control centres, passenger facilities such as restaurants and lounges, and emergency services. In some countries, the US in particular, they also typically have one or more fixed-base operators, serving general aviation.

Guatemala Republic in Central America

Guatemala, officially the Republic of Guatemala, is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north and west, Belize and the Caribbean to the northeast, Honduras to the east, El Salvador to the southeast and the Pacific Ocean to the south. With an estimated population of around 16.6 million, it is the most populated country in Central America. Guatemala is a representative democracy; its capital and largest city is Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción, also known as Guatemala City.


Guatemala, officially the Republic of Guatemala (Spanish : República de Guatemala), is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north and west, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, Belize to the northeast, the Caribbean to the east, and Honduras and El Salvador to the southeast. Its capital in Guatemala City.

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Mexico Country in the southern portion of North America

Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a country in the southern portion of North America. It is bordered to the north by the United States; to the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; to the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and to the east by the Gulf of Mexico. Covering almost 2,000,000 square kilometres (770,000 sq mi), the nation is the fifth largest country in the Americas by total area and the 13th largest independent state in the world. With an estimated population of over 120 million people, the country is the eleventh most populous state and the most populous Spanish-speaking state in the world, while being the second most populous nation in Latin America after Brazil. Mexico is a federation comprising 31 states and Mexico City, a special federal entity that is also the capital city and its most populous city. Other metropolises in the state include Guadalajara, Monterrey, Puebla, Toluca, Tijuana and León.


Names shown in bold indicate the airport has scheduled passenger service on commercial airlines.

Location served Department ICAO IATA Airport name
Carmelita El Petén MGCRCMM Carmelita Airport
Chiquimula Chiquimula CIQ Chiquimula Airport
Coatepeque Quetzaltenango MGCTCTF Coatepeque Airport
Cobán Alta Verapaz MGCBCBV Cobán Airport
Dos Lagunas El Petén MGDLDON Dos Lagunas Airport
Esquipulas Chiquimula MGES Esquipulas Airport
Flores El Petén MGMMFRS Mundo Maya International Airport
Guatemala City Guatemala MGGTGUA La Aurora International Airport
Huehuetenango Huehuetenango MGHTHUG Huehuetenango Airport
La Libertad El Petén MGLL La Libertad Airport
Malacatán San Marcos MGML Malacatán Airport
Masagua Escuintla ENJ El Naranjo Airport
Morales Izabal MGBN Bananera Airport
Playa Grande Ixcán El Quiché MGPGPKJ Playa Grande Airport
Poptún El Petén MGPPPON Poptún Airport
Puerto Barrios Izabal MGPBPBR Puerto Barrios Airport
Puerto San José Escuintla MGSJGSJ San José Airport
Quetzaltenango Quetzaltenango MGQZAAZ Quetzaltenango Airport
Quiché El Quiché MGQCAQB Quiché Airport
Retalhuleu Retalhuleu MGRTRER Retalhuleu Airport / Base Aérea del Sur
Río Dulce Izabal MGRDLCF Río Dulce Airport
Rubelsanto Alta Verapaz MGRBRUV Rubelsanto Airport
San Marcos San Marcos MGSM San Marcos
Uaxactun El Petén UAX Uaxactun Airport
Zacapa Zacapa MGZA Zacapa Airport

Unauthorized Airstrips

There are numerous unauthorized airstrips used to facilitate drug trafficking in the region, with as many as 66 such airstrips in the vicinity of the Maya Biosphere Reserve alone. [1]

Maya Biosphere Reserve

The Maya Biosphere Reserve is a nature reserve in Guatemala managed by Guatemala's National Council of Protected Areas (CONAP). The Maya Biosphere Reserve covers an area of 21,602 km2.

See also

Guatemalan Air Force Air warfare branch of Guatemalas military

The Guatemalan Air Force is a small air force composed mostly of U.S.-made aircraft throughout its history. The FAG is a subordinate to the Guatemalan Military and its commanding officer reports to the Defence Minister.


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International Civil Aviation Organization Specialised agency of the United Nations

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  1. Orta, Charles (May 23, 2017). "A Narco Airstrip in Guatemala Is a Just a Hop Away From a Military Outpost". InSight Crime. Archived from the original on May 27, 2017. Retrieved May 27, 2017. Similarly, Col. William García, the army press chief, said he was unaware of the runway, but noted that the military had knowledge of the existence of 65 other unauthorized airstrips in the national park, 23 of which have been destroyed by the government.