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General Heriberto Jara International Airport or Veracruz International Airport (IATA: VER, ICAO: MMVR) is an international airport located at Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico. It handles national and international air traffic for the city of Veracruz.

General Heriberto Jara Corona International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional General Heriberto Jara
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Airport type Public/Military
Operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste
Serves Veracruz, Veracruz
Elevation AMSL 27 m / 90 ft
Coordinates 19°08′45″N 96°11′14″W / 19.14583°N 96.18722°W / 19.14583; -96.18722
VER is located in Mexico
Location of airport in Mexico
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 (closed) 1,523 4,997 Asphalt
18/36 2,400 7,874 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Total passengers 1,367,972
Ranking in Mexico 13th Steady
Source: Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste

In 2016, the airport handled 1,315,867 passengers, and 1,367,972 in 2017.


Expansion and renovation worksEdit

The airport has been recently renovated and expanded in order to meet the growing demand. Some improvements have been added, such as the construction of new hallways inside the terminal to accommodate a larger number of passengers, so that the airport can handle the operations of larger aircraft, such as the Boeing 757.

The terminal exterior and interior have also been renovated, with a completely new architectural style.

The airport is located at the outskirts of the city of Veracruz, in a place known as "Las Bajadas".

The airport is named after General Heriberto Jara Corona, once Governor of Veracruz, from 1924 to 1927.


New Concourse A at the airport.
Gate A1 at the airport.
New check-in counters at the Airport.
New check-in counters.
Concourse B at the airport.
Inside of the airport.
  • Number of gates: 11
  • Contact positions: 11
  • Number of jetways: 3
  • Number of baggage claiming carousels: 6 (4 domestic, 2 international)
  • Customs (Arrivals area)
  • Taxi & car rentals (Arrivals area)
  • Duty Free
  • VIP Lounge
  • Parking area

Airlines and destinationsEdit

Busiest routesEdit

Busiest domestic routes at Veracruz International Airport (2017)[2]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1   Distrito Federal (México), Mexico City 272,293   Aeromar, Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet
2   Quintana Roo, Cancún 113,694   MAYAir, VivaAerobus, Volaris
3   Nuevo León, Monterrey 107,907   Aeroméxico Connect, TAR, VivaAerobus
4   Jalisco, Guadalajara 89,318   Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris
5   Tamaulipas, Reynosa 28,998   VivaAerobus
6   Yucatán, Mérida 28,909   3 Aeromar, MAYAir, TAR, VivaAerobus
7   Baja California, Tijuana 10,483   1 Volaris
8   Tamaulipas, Tampico 10,039   1 TAR
9   Campeche, Ciudad del Carmen 6,457   1 TAR
10   Tabasco, Villahermosa 4,234   4 Aeromar, MAYAir

Accidents and incidentsEdit

On 2 April 1981, Douglas C-47A N258M of Sky Train Air was written off in an accident while taxiing.[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "More options to travel through Mexico" (in Spanish). Transportes Aéreos Regionales. May 2018. Retrieved May 8, 2018. 
  2. ^ "Operational Statistics of Airports in the ASA Network" (in Spanish). Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares. January 2018. Retrieved March 1, 2018. 
  3. ^ "N258M Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 24 July 2010. 

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