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Del Bajío International Airport, officially known as Aeropuerto Internacional de Guanajuato (Guanajuato International Airport) (IATA: BJX, ICAO: MMLO) is an international airport located in Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico. It handles national and international air traffic of the area that includes the city of León and the state capital, Guanajuato. Guanajuato International Airport is an important connecting point for some flights from Mexico City to the United States. The general interior director announced plans to build a cargo terminal and for the construction of a second runway. The facility replaced the San Carlos Airport which is now part of the urban center of León. In late 2015, work began in the construction of a taxiway to be running parallel to the whole length of the runway. In August 2016, the airport opened its first and only VIP lounge, while in January 2017, work began in the modernization of the whole terminal, including expansion of the departures level as well as relocation of the customs and immigration check. Work was completed in mid 2018.

Guanajuato International Airport

Aeropuerto Internacional Del Bajío
Aeropuerto-guanajuato.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorGrupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico
ServesThe State of Guanajuato including León's metropolitan area
LocationSilao, Guanajuato
Elevation AMSL5,956 ft / 1,815 m
Coordinates20°59′36″N 101°28′51″W / 20.99333°N 101.48083°W / 20.99333; -101.48083
Map
BJX is located in Mexico
BJX
BJX
Location of airport in Mexico
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13/31 11,480 3,499 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Total Passengers2,338,800
Ranking in Mexico9th Steady
Source: Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico[1]

It is one of the ten busiest airports in Mexico; it crossed the two million threshold in 2018 by handling 2,338,800 passengers, an increase of 19.8% from previous year.[1]

Airport terminal
Airport's gate.
Arrival of Pope Benedict XVI to the airport.
Volaris Airbus A319 at the airport.

Airlines and destinationsEdit

StatisticsEdit

Top destinationsEdit

Busiest domestic routes at Del Bajío International Airport (2018)
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1   Baja California, Tijuana 265,852   1 Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris
2   Mexico City, Mexico City 235,579   1 Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, Volaris
3   Quintana Roo, Cancún 160,728   1 Interjet, Magni, VivaAerobus, Volaris
4   Nuevo León, Monterrey 128,071   1 Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, VivaAerobus
5   Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez 35,112   VivaAerobus, Volaris
6   Jalisco, Puerto Vallarta 16,268   Interjet, TAR, Volaris
7   Baja California Sur, San José del Cabo 9,991   Calafia Airlines, Volaris
8   Baja California, Mexicali 1,762 Volaris
9   Yucatán, Mérida 1,726 Volaris
10   Guerrero, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo 204   2
Busiest international routes at León International Airport (2018)[6]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1   United States, Los Angeles 97,659   Aeromexico Connect, Interjet, Volaris
2   United States, Houston 73,793   United Express
3   United States, Dallas 50,425   American Eagle
4   United States, Atlanta 25,877   Aeroméxico Connect
5   United States, Chicago 25,271   United Express, Volaris
6   United States, Oakland 15,591   Volaris
7   United States, Detroit 5,887 Aeroméxico Connect
8   United States, San Jose 1,245 Volaris
9   United States, Ontario 1,029   2 Volaris
10   United States, Sacramento 954 Volaris

ServicesEdit

HotelsEdit

Car RentalEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "GAP Traffic Report" (Web). Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico. Retrieved January 7, 2019.
  2. ^ "Tijuana has new plane routes in December" (in Spanish). San Diego Red. August 2019. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
  3. ^ "Here the chart with routes and dates that #Interjet will cancel. Routes mostly of #Sukhoi #Superjet #flyAPM #aviación" (in Spanish). Aviation Photography of Mexico. August 2019. Retrieved August 28, 2019.
  4. ^ "Viva Aerobus will connect 5 Mexican cities with Chicago" (in Spanish). EnElAire. August 2019. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  5. ^ "Volaris schedules new US routes in 2019". Routes Online. March 2019. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  6. ^ "Traffic Statistics by Airline" (in Spanish). Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2019. Retrieved March 13, 2019.

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