Hermosillo International Airport
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
|Operator||Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico|
|Hub for||Aéreo Servicio Guerrero|
|Elevation AMSL||627 ft / 191 m|
Source: Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico
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.
Airlines and destinationsEdit
|Ameriflight||El Paso, Phoenix–Sky Harbor|
|DHL Aviation||Phoenix–Sky Harbor|
|Estafeta||Mexico City, San Luis Potosi, Tijuana|
|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|
|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|
- "Traffic Report" (pdf). Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico. January 2019. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
- "Citizens will be able to fly from Nogales to Hermosillo starting in August" (in Spanish). TRIBUNA. July 2019. Retrieved July 9, 2019.
- "Traffic Statistics by Airline" (in Spanish). Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2019. Retrieved March 12, 2019.