Los Cabos International Airport

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Los Cabos International Airport

Aeropuerto Internacional de Los Cabos
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Summary
Airport typePublic
Operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico
Serves Los Cabos
Location San José del Cabo,
Los Cabos Municipality,
Baja California Sur state,
Mexico
Elevation  AMSL 374 ft / 114 m
Coordinates 23°09′06″N109°43′15″W / 23.15167°N 109.72083°W / 23.15167; -109.72083 Coordinates: 23°09′06″N109°43′15″W / 23.15167°N 109.72083°W / 23.15167; -109.72083
Website www.loscabos-airport.com
Map
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SJD
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Runways
Direction LengthSurface
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16/343,0009,843 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Total Passengers5,249,000 Increase2.svg 6.91%
Ranking in Mexico6th Steady2.svg
Source: Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico [1]

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

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San José del Cabo Place in Baja California Sur, Mexico

San José del Cabo is a city located in southern Baja California Sur state, Mexico. It is the seat of Los Cabos Municipality lying at a shallow bay 20 miles (32 km) northeast of Cabo San Lucas on the Gulf of California. The city has a population of 93,069 as of 2015. San José del Cabo together with Cabo San Lucas are known as Los Cabos. Together they form a metropolitan area of 305,983 inhabitants.

Contents

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

Cabo San Lucas City in Baja California Sur, Mexico

Cabo San Lucas, or simply Cabo, is a resort city at the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula, in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur. As of 2015, the population of the city was 81,111 inhabitants. Cabo San Lucas together with San José del Cabo is known as Los Cabos. Together they form a metropolitan area of 305,983 inhabitants.

Los Cabos Municipality Municipality in Baja California Sur, Mexico

Los Cabos is a municipality located at the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula, in the state of Baja California Sur. It encompasses the two towns of Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo linked by a twenty-mile Resort Corridor of beach-front properties and championship golf courses. The area was remote and rural until the latter 20th century, when the Mexican government began to develop Cabo San Lucas for tourism, which then spread east to the municipal seat. The main draw is the climate and geography, where desert meets the sea, along with sport fishing, resorts and golf. This tourism is by far the main economic activity with over two million visitors per year. Over 1 million visit from the United States.

History

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

Asia Earths largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the Eastern and Northern Hemispheres

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Shanghai Municipality in Peoples Republic of China

Shanghai is one of the four municipalities under the direct administration of the central government of the People's Republic of China, the largest city in China by population, and the second most populous city proper in the world, with a population of 24.18 million as of 2017. It is a global financial center and transport hub, with the world's busiest container port. Located in the Yangtze River Delta, it sits on the south edge of the estuary of the Yangtze in the middle portion of the West China coast. The municipality borders the provinces of Jiangsu and Zhejiang to the south, east and west, and is bound to the east by the South China Sea.

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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.

Baja California Sur State of Mexico

Baja California Sur, officially the Estado Libre y Soberano de Baja California Sur, is the second-smallest Mexican state by population and the 31st admitted state of the 31 states which, with Mexico City, make up the 32 Federal Entities of 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]

Politics of Mexico

The Politics of Mexico take place in a framework of a federal presidential representative democratic republic whose government is based on a congressional system, whereby the President of Mexico is both head of state and head of government, and of a multi-party system. The federal government represents the United Mexican States and is divided into three branches: executive, legislative and judicial, Anahis term as established by the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States, published in 1917. The constituent states of the federation must also have a republican form of government based on a congressional system as established by their respective constitutions.

Architecture

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 International Council on Monuments and Sites is a professional association that works for the conservation and protection of cultural heritage places around the world. Now headquartered in Paris, ICOMOS was founded in 1965 in Warsaw as a result of the Venice Charter of 1964, and offers advice to UNESCO on World Heritage Sites.

Terminals

The name of the airport displayed over the exit of the international arrivals exit terminal. Los Cabos International Airport, 25 March 2013.jpg
The name of the airport displayed over the exit of the international arrivals exit terminal.
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Terminal 2.
Aeromexico Boeing 767-300 at Terminal 1 Aeromexico Boeing 767-300ER at Los Cabos International Airport.jpg
Aeroméxico Boeing 767-300 at Terminal 1
American Airlines plane, after a flight from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. AAinCabo.JPG
American Airlines plane, after a flight from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
Terminal Layout (After T4 is completed) San Jose del Cabo Airport Terminals.jpg
Terminal Layout (After T4 is completed)
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Airport's Runway.
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Airport's Control Tower.
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Restaurants and stores at Terminal.

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

Airlines and destinations

Passenger

AirlinesDestinations
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, Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose (CA)
Seasonal: Portland (OR), Sacramento, Seattle/Tacoma
American Airlines Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Phoenix–Sky Harbor
Seasonal: Charlotte, Chicago–O'Hare
Calafia Airlines Guadalajara, León/El Bajío, Loreto, Tijuana
Delta Air Lines Atlanta, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City
Seasonal: Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York–JFK, Seattle/Tacoma
Frontier Airlines Seasonal: Chicago–O'Hare, Denver, Las Vegas
Interjet Guadalajara, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Toluca/Mexico City
Magni Mazatlán, Mexico City, Monterrey
Southwest Airlines Chicago—Midway, Denver, Houston—Hobby, Los Angeles, Oakland, Orange County, Sacramento, San Diego, San Jose (CA)
Seasonal: Austin, Baltimore
Spirit Airlines Seasonal: Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston–Intercontinental
Sun Country Airlines Seasonal: Las Vegas (begins June 6, 2019), [3] Minneapolis/St. Paul, San Diego
Sunwing Airlines Seasonal: Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna, Montréal–Trudeau, Ottawa, Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto–Pearson, Vancouver, Victoria, Winnipeg
TUI Airways London–Gatwick (begins November 4, 2019) [4]
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 (begins June 10, 2019) [5]
Seasonal: Guadalajara, Hermosillo (begins June 1, 2019) [6]
Volaris Culiacán, Guadalajara, León/El Bajío, Mexico City, Monterrey (resumes October 27, 2019), [7] Tijuana
WestJet Calgary, Vancouver
Seasonal: Edmonton, Kelowna

Statistics

Busiest domestic routes at Los Cabos International Airport (2017)
RankCityPassengersRankingAirline
1Flag of Mexican Federal District.svg  Mexico City, Mexico City 379,837Steady2.svg Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, Magni, VivaAerobus, Volaris
2Flag of Jalisco.svg  Jalisco, Guadalajara 140,139Steady2.svg Calafia Airlines, Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris
3Flag of Baja California.svg  Baja California, Tijuana 59,954Increase2.svg 1Volaris
4Flag of Nuevo Leon.svg  Nuevo León, Monterrey 59,952Decrease2.svg 1Magni, VivaAerobus, Volaris
5Flag of Sinaloa.svg  Sinaloa, Culiacán 48,567Steady2.svg Aero Pacífico, VivaAerobus, Volaris
6Flag of Mexico (state).svg  México (state), Toluca 36,354Steady2.svgInterjet, Volaris
7Flag of Sinaloa.svg  Sinaloa, Mazatlán 11,618Steady2.svgMagni
8Guanajuato Flag.svg  Guanajuato, León 9,448Steady2.svgAéreo Calafia
9Flag of Chihuahua.svg  Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez 412Steady2.svg
10Flag of Quintana Roo.svg  Quintana Roo, Cancún 110Steady2.svg
11Flag of Sinaloa.svg  Sinaloa, Los Mochis 92 Aero Pacífico
12Flag of Jalisco.svg  Jalisco, Puerto Vallarta 53
13Flag of Baja California Sur.svg  Baja California Sur, La Paz 37
14Flag of Baja California Sur.svg  Baja California Sur, Loreto 19
Busiest international routes at Los Cabos International Airport (2017) [8]
RankCityPassengersRankingAirline
1Flag of the United States.svg  United States, Los Angeles 329,255Steady2.svg Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Interjet, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines
2Flag of the United States.svg  United States, Houston (airports George Bush & Hobby) [Note 1] 164,044Steady2.svgSouthwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, United Express
3Flag of the United States.svg  United States, Dallas 154,229Steady2.svgAmerican Airlines, Spirit Airlines
4Flag of the United States.svg  United States, Phoenix–Sky Harbor 148,136Steady2.svgAmerican Airlines
5Flag of the United States.svg  United States, San Francisco 144,546Steady2.svgAlaska Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin America
6Flag of the United States.svg  United States, San Diego 138,266Steady2.svgAlaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines
7Flag of the United States.svg  United States, Denver 82,416Increase2.svg 1 Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines
8Flag of the United States.svg  United States, Chicago 80,511Increase2.svg 1American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, United Airlines
9Flag of the United States.svg  United States, Orange County 65,385Decrease2.svg 2Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines
10Flag of the United States.svg  United States, San Jose 49,739Increase2.svg 1Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines
11Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada, Vancouver 42,817Increase2.svg 3 Air Canada, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet
12Flag of the United States.svg  United States, Seattle 49,739Increase2.svg 1Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines
13Flag of the United States.svg  United States, Atlanta 41,220Decrease2.svg 1Delta Air Lines
14Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada, Calgary 39,637Decrease2.svg 3Air Canada, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet
15Flag of the United States.svg  United States, Oakland 33,541Southwest Airlines

Note
  1. Official statistics include airports George Bush and Hobby.

Facilities

Hotels

Restaurants

The airport has many restaurants and fast food outlets, among the best known are:

Parking

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