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Hermosillo International Airport (IATA: HMO, ICAO: MMHO), also known by its ceremonial name, General Ignacio L. Pesqueira International Airport (Aeropuerto Internacional General Ignacio L. Pesqueira), is an international airport located in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. The airport handles several domestic flights and as well a flight to the U.S. to Phoenix.

General Ignacio Pesqueira García International Airport

Aeropuerto Internacional General Ignacio Pesqueira García
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Summary
Airport typeMilitary/Public
OperatorGrupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico
LocationHermosillo, Sonora
Hub forAéreo Servicio Guerrero
Elevation AMSL627 ft / 191 m
Coordinates29°05′45″N 111°02′52″W / 29.09583°N 111.04778°W / 29.09583; -111.04778
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HMO is located in Mexico
HMO
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Location of airport in Mexico
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 7,546 2,300 Asphalt
11/29 (Closed) 3,609 1,100 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Total Passengers1,708,963
Ranking in Mexico11th Steady
Source: Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico

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View of terminal

The facility is composed of one main runway (5/23), taxiways, hangars, and a commercial terminal which has capacity for 9 or more aircraft.

The airport normally serves as the primary alternate airport for flights headed to Tijuana International Airport, therefore, it is not unusual to see planes otherwise headed to Tijuana being diverted to Hermosillo (or vice versa) due to unfavorable weather at Tijuana or other technical problems. The airport's runways and taxiways were recently widened during the early 2000s so as to handle heavy aircraft that may divert to Hermosillo. Aeroméxico has had to divert its Boeing 787 to Hermosillo on several occasions.

The airport is also a military base, denominated BAM-18, handling Mexican Air Force's flights.

The airport is named after Ignacio Pesqueira, a general who helped the Mexican army resist the French during the 19th century invasion.

It handled 1,593,214 passengers in 2017, and 1,708,963 passengers in 2018.[1]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

Busiest RoutesEdit

Busiest domestic routes at Hermosillo International Airport (2018)[3]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1   Mexico City, Mexico City 368,669   Aeroméxico, Interjet, Volaris
2   Jalisco, Guadalajara 207,846   VivaAerobus, Volaris
3   Nuevo León, Monterrey 104,086   Aeroméxico Connect, VivaAerobus
4   Baja California, Tijuana 84,684   TAR, Volaris
5   Sinaloa, Culiacán 13,854   3 TAR
6   Baja California Sur, La Paz 13,816   1 Calafia Airlines
7   Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez 11,963   TAR, Volaris
8   Chihuahua, Chihuahua 11,120   2 TAR, Volaris
9   Baja California, Mexicali 8,617   TAR
10   Sinaloa, Mazatlán 1,576   1 TAR

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Traffic Report" (pdf). Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico. January 2019. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
  2. ^ "Citizens will be able to fly from Nogales to Hermosillo starting in August" (in Spanish). TRIBUNA. July 2019. Retrieved July 9, 2019.
  3. ^ "Traffic Statistics by Airline" (in Spanish). Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2019. Retrieved March 12, 2019.

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