Toluca International Airport

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Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International Airport

Aeropuerto Internacional Lic. Adolfo López Mateos
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Airport typePublic
OperatorAdministradora Mexiquense del Aeropuerto Internacional de Toluca (AMAIT)
Serves Toluca and Mexico City
Hub for TUM AeroCarga
Elevation  AMSL 2,580 m / 8,465 ft
Coordinates 19°20′13″N99°33′57″W / 19.33694°N 99.56583°W / 19.33694; -99.56583
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Location of airport in Mexico
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TLC (Mexico)
Direction LengthSurface
15/334,31014,140 Asphalt
Statistics (2022)
Total passengers585,036
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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 [1] approximately 55 minutes away from the Santa Fe financial district by toll road, and 51.8 kilometres (32.2 mi) or 70 minutes [2] 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. [3] 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, [4] traffic rebounded to 585,036 in 2022. [5]

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Facade of the terminal at night
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Check-in counters

Airlines and Destinations


TAR Querétaro
VivaAerobús Cancún, Mérida, Monterrey, Puerto Vallarta, San José del Cabo
Volaris Cancún, Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta, San José del Cabo, Tijuana


FedEx Express Memphis
TUM AeroCarga Cancún, Ciudad Juárez, Guadalajara, Hermosillo, Mazatlán, Mérida, Monterrey, Nuevo Laredo, Oaxaca, Querétaro, Reynosa, Tijuana, Veracruz, Villahermosa



Toluca Airport Passengers. See Wikidata query.

Top destinations

Busiest domestic routes at Toluca International Airport (2022) [6]
1Flag of Quintana Roo.svg  Quintana Roo, Cancún 81,276Increase2.svg 1 VivaAerobús, Volaris
2Flag of Baja California.svg  Baja California, Tijuana 30,061New.pngVolaris
3Flag of Nuevo Leon.svg  Nuevo León, Monterrey 28,097Decrease2.svg 2VivaAerobús
4Flag of Baja California Sur.svg  Baja California Sur, San José del Cabo 27,780New.pngVolaris
5Flag of Jalisco.svg  Jalisco, Puerto Vallarta 25,955Steady2.svgVivaAerobús, Volaris
6Flag of Jalisco.svg  Jalisco, Guadalajara 22,251Decrease2.svg 3Volaris
7Flag of Yucatan.svg  Yucatán, Mérida 14,098New.pngVivaAerobús
8Flag of Oaxaca.svg  Oaxaca, Huatulco 2,745Decrease2.svg 1Volaris


A shuttle to Tecnológico station for the Toluca–Mexico City commuter rail will be provided when service commences in late 2024. [7] It is the only airport of Mexico City’s three airports which lack public transportation.

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