Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional Lic. Adolfo López Mateos
|Operator||Administradora Mexiquense del Aeropuerto Internacional de Toluca (AMAIT)|
|Serves||Toluca and Mexico City|
|Hub for||TUM AeroCarga|
|Elevation AMSL||2,580 m / 8,465 ft|
Source: Administradora Mexiquense del Aeropuerto Internacional de Toluca
Toluca International Airport, officially Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International Airport( IATA : TLC, ICAO : MMTO) is an international airport in Toluca, State of Mexico, Mexico. It is part of the Mexico City Metropolitan Airport Group, and it is being improved and promoted to handle some traffic for the city of Toluca, but it also serves as a low-cost carrier airport for Mexico City, serving VivaAerobús and Volaris, but in the past at different times also by Interjet and Aeroméxico. The airport is named after President Adolfo López Mateos.
It is considered a regional airport for the Toluca region in addition to being a secondary alternate airport for Mexico City International Airport and Felipe Ángeles International Airport since it is 47.8 kilometres (29.7 mi) or approximately 55 minutes away from the Santa Fe financial district by toll road, and 51.8 kilometres (32.2 mi) or 70 minutes by toll-free road. This airport has the second longest runway in Mexico, after the Felipe Ángeles International Airport, yet it lacks the public transportation connections and destinations of Mexico City’s other two airports.
Construction of the airport began in 1970, as ordered by Jorge Jiménez Cantú, as a reliever airport for the Mexico City metropolitan area. It was inaugurated in 1984.
The airport was reduced from four terminals to two after all domestic operations were handled at the Domestic Terminal. Toluca Airport is also the only airport of Mexico City’s three airports to lack international service to any other country, including the United States. Before 2007, Interjet and Volaris had each one independent terminal, plus Terminal 1 (now Domestic Terminal) and the International Terminal. Recent renovations have expanded both the terminals and apron, making the airport capable of handling an excess of 6 million passengers each year.
Among the airlines that used to frequent Toluca were Aeroméxico Connect, Click Mexicana, Republicair and TAESA Airlines.The airport had service to the United States by Continental Express (later United Express) and Spirit Airlines. Service to Spain from Toluca was also offered by Air Madrid in the early 2000s.
Toluca went from serving 145,000 passengers in 2002, to 3,200,000 in 2007 and 4,300,000 in 2008. It used to be a hub for Volaris, but the company announced on March 8, 2011, that its hub in Toluca would switch to Guadalajara. Interjet also moved the bulk of its operations to Mexico City. As a result, the passenger traffic got significantly reduced: from 1,161,064 passengers in 2013 to 134,305 in 2021. Thanks to the restart of commercial services,traffic rebounded to 585,036 in 2022.
|VivaAerobús||Cancún, Mérida, Monterrey, Puerto Vallarta, San José del Cabo|
|Volaris||Cancún, Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta, San José del Cabo, Tijuana|
|TUM AeroCarga||Cancún, Ciudad Juárez, Guadalajara, Hermosillo, Mazatlán, Mérida, Monterrey, Nuevo Laredo, Oaxaca, Querétaro, Reynosa, Tijuana, Veracruz, Villahermosa|
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|1||Quintana Roo, Cancún||81,276||1||VivaAerobús, Volaris|
|2||Baja California, Tijuana||30,061||Volaris|
|3||Nuevo León, Monterrey||28,097||2||VivaAerobús|
|4||Baja California Sur, San José del Cabo||27,780||Volaris|
|5||Jalisco, Puerto Vallarta||25,955||VivaAerobús, Volaris|
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