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.loscabosairport.com
Map
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SJD
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SJD
Runways
Direction LengthSurface
mft
16/343,0009,843 Asphalt
Statistics (2019)
Total Passengers5,339,316
Ranking in Mexico6th Steady2.svg
Source: Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico

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

Contents

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

History

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

The airport handled 5,339,316 passengers in 2019, 65% of them from international destinations. [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.

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]

In November 2019, British Carrier TUI Airways, commenced flights to and from London's Gatwick Airport, thus being the first European carrier to fly in and out of the Los Cabos area. This flight is flown on a Boeing 787.

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).

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
Departure gate area Aeropuerto de Los Cabos 4.jpg
Departure gate area
Aeromexico Boeing 767-300 at Terminal 1 Aeromexico Boeing 767-300ER at Los Cabos International Airport.jpg
Aeroméxico Boeing 767-300 at Terminal 1
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Los Cabos Airport Tower, view from tarmac
Terminal Layout (After T4 is completed) San Jose del Cabo Airport Terminals.jpg
Terminal Layout (After T4 is completed)
View of the duty free area Aeropuerto de Los Cabos 12.jpg
View of the duty free area
Los Cabos Intl Airport Terminal 2 / Departures Hall - Baja California Sur, Mexico Cabo terminal 2.jpeg
Los Cabos Intl Airport Terminal 2 / Departures Hall - Baja California Sur, Mexico
Restaurants and stores at terminal Aeropuerto de Los Cabos 13.jpg
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, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose (CA)
Seasonal: Portland (OR), Sacramento, Seattle/Tacoma
American Airlines Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Phoenix–Sky Harbor
Seasonal: Austin, Charlotte, Chicago–O'Hare
Calafia Airlines Guadalajara, Loreto, Tijuana
Delta Air Lines Atlanta, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City
Seasonal: Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Seattle/Tacoma
Interjet Guadalajara, Mexico City (both suspended) [3]
Magni Mazatlán, Mexico City, Monterrey
Southwest Airlines Chicago–Midway, Denver (resumes July 1, 2020), [4] Houston–Hobby (resumes July 1, 2020), [4] Los Angeles, Phoenix-Sky Harbor (begins October 8, 2020), [5] Sacramento, San Diego
Seasonal: Austin, Baltimore, Oakland, San Jose (CA)
Spirit Airlines Seasonal: Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston–Intercontinental
Sun Country Airlines Seasonal: Dallas/Fort Worth (begins June 5, 2020), [6] Las Vegas, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Portland (OR), San Diego
Sunwing Airlines Seasonal: Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna, Montréal–Trudeau, Ottawa, Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto–Pearson, Vancouver, Victoria, Winnipeg
Swoop Seasonal: Edmonton, Winnipeg
TUI Airways London–Gatwick
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, Toluca/Mexico City
Seasonal: Guadalajara, Hermosillo
Volaris Chihuahua (begins July 2, 2020), [7] Culiacán, Guadalajara, León/El Bajío, Mexico City, Monterrey, Puebla (begins June 17, 2020), [7] Tijuana
Seasonal charter: Atlanta
WestJet Calgary, Vancouver
Seasonal: Edmonton, Kelowna, Victoria

Busiest Routes

Busiest domestic routes at Los Cabos International Airport (2019) [8]
RankCityPassengersRankingAirline
1Flag of Mexico City.svg  Mexico City, Mexico City 484,609Steady2.svg Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, Magni, VivaAerobus, Volaris
2Flag of Jalisco.svg  Jalisco, Guadalajara 193,312Steady2.svg Calafia Airlines, Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris
3Flag of Baja California.svg  Baja California, Tijuana 97,866Steady2.svgCalafia Airlines, VivaAerobús, Volaris
4Flag of Nuevo Leon.svg  Nuevo León, Monterrey 59,756Steady2.svgMagni, VivaAerobus, Volaris
5Flag of Sinaloa.svg  Sinaloa, Culiacán 57,613Steady2.svg Aero Pacífico, VivaAerobus, Volaris
6Guanajuato Flag.svg  Guanajuato, León 27,337Increase2.svg 2Volaris
7Flag of Sinaloa.svg  Sinaloa, Mazatlán 21,457Steady2.svgMagni
8Flag of the State of Mexico.svg  México (state), Toluca 20,275Decrease2.svg 2Interjet
9Flag of Sonora.svg  Sonora, Hermosillo 7,633VivaAerobús
10Flag of Chihuahua.svg  Chihuahua, Chihuahua 1,793Decrease2.svg 1
Busiest international routes at Los Cabos International Airport (2019) [8]
RankCityPassengersRankingAirline
1Flag of the United States.svg  United States, Los Angeles 310,333Steady2.svg Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines
2Flag of the United States.svg  United States, Dallas 202,328Increase2.svg 1American Airlines, Spirit Airlines
3Flag of the United States.svg  United States, Houston [Note 1] 177,848Decrease2.svg 1Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, United Express
4Flag of the United States.svg  United States, Phoenix–Sky Harbor 140,014Increase2.svg 1American Airlines
5Flag of the United States.svg  United States, San Diego 124,167Decrease2.svg 1Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Sun Country Airlines
6Flag of the United States.svg  United States, San Francisco 117,054Steady2.svgAlaska Airlines, United Airlines
7Flag of the United States.svg  United States, Chicago [Note 2] 81,901Increase2.svg 1American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines
8Flag of the United States.svg  United States, Denver 76,217Decrease2.svg 1Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines
9Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada, Calgary 61,032Increase2.svg 4 Air Canada, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet
10Flag of the United States.svg  United States, San Jose 55,727Increase2.svg 1Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines
11Flag of the United States.svg  United States, Atlanta 54,589Increase2.svg 1Delta Air Lines
12Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada, Vancouver 54,250Decrease2.svg 2Air Canada, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet
13Flag of the United States.svg  United States, Seattle 53,616Increase2.svg 1Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines
14Flag of the United States.svg  United States, Orange County 49,546Decrease2.svg 5Southwest Airlines
15Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada, Toronto-Pearson 30,286Increase2.svg 2 Air Canada Rouge, Sunwing Airlines

Note
  1. Official statistics include airports George Bush and Hobby.
  2. Official statistics include airports O'Hare and Midway.

Facilities

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