Los Cabos International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional de Los Cabos
|Operator||Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico|
|Location|| San José del Cabo,|
Los Cabos Municipality,
Baja California Sur state,
|Elevation AMSL||374 ft / 114 m|
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.
An IATA airport code, also known as an IATA location identifier, IATA station code or simply a location identifier, is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The characters prominently displayed on baggage tags attached at airport check-in desks are an example of a way these codes are used.
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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.
The airport serves San José del Cabo, Cabo San Lucas, and the Los Cabos area.
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 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.
From September 2011 until January 2012, the airport temporarily gained nonstop service to Asia with flights to Shanghai, China.
Asia is Earth's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the Eastern and Northern Hemispheres. It shares the continental landmass of Eurasia with the continent of Europe and the continental landmass of Afro-Eurasia with both Europe and Africa. Asia covers an area of 44,579,000 square kilometres (17,212,000 sq mi), about 30% of Earth's total land area and 8.7% of the Earth's total surface area. The continent, which has long been home to the majority of the human population, was the site of many of the first civilizations. Asia is notable for not only its overall large size and population, but also dense and large settlements, as well as vast barely populated regions. Its 4.5 billion people constitute roughly 60% of the world's population.
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.
China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a country in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with a population of around 1.404 billion. Covering approximately 9,600,000 square kilometers (3,700,000 sq mi), it is the third- or fourth-largest country by total area. Governed by the Communist Party of China, the state exercises jurisdiction over 22 provinces, five autonomous regions, four direct-controlled municipalities, and the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau.
The airport crossed the 5-million-traffic threshold in 2018, handling 5,249,000 passengers.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, 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.
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.
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.
The airport has two terminals. Terminal 1 operates domestic flights, and Terminal 2 operates international flights.
|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), 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)|
|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) |
Seasonal: Guadalajara, Hermosillo (begins June 1, 2019)
|Volaris||Culiacán, Guadalajara, León/El Bajío, Mexico City, Monterrey (resumes October 27, 2019), Tijuana|
|WestJet|| Calgary, Vancouver |
Seasonal: Edmonton, Kelowna
|1||379,837||Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, Magni, VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|2||140,139||Calafia Airlines, Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|4||59,952||Magni, VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|5||48,567||Aero Pacífico, VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|1||329,255||Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Interjet, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines|
|2||164,044||Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, United Express|
|3||154,229||American Airlines, Spirit Airlines|
|5||144,546||Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin America|
|6||138,266||Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines|
|7||82,416||Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines|
|8||80,511||American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, United Airlines|
|9||65,385||Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines|
|10||49,739||Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines|
|11||42,817||Air Canada, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet|
|12||49,739||Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines|
|13||41,220||Delta Air Lines|
|14||39,637||Air Canada, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet|
The airport has many restaurants and fast food outlets, among the best known are:
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