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Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport

Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport (IATA: ZIH, ICAO: MMZH) is an international airport in the state of Guerrero on Mexico's Pacific Ocean coast. It receives thousands of tourists all year to visit beaches and resorts. It handles national and international air traffic for the cities of Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo.

International Airport

Aeropuerto Internacional
de Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo
Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport Logo.gif
Airport typePublic
OperatorGrupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte
LocationZihuatanejo, Guerrero
Elevation AMSL26 ft / 8 m
Coordinates17°36′05″N 101°27′37″W / 17.60139°N 101.46028°W / 17.60139; -101.46028
ZIH is located in Mexico
Location of airport in Mexico
Direction Length Surface
ft m
08/26 8,202 2,500 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Total Passengers566,497
Ranking in Mexico32nd Decrease 3
Source: Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte[1]

It handled 597,902 passengers in 2017, and 566,497 passengers in 2018.[1]



The architect of the 1998 new Ixtapa International Airport, its renovation, expansion and extended facilities, was Mexican architect and great-grandson of Queen Isabella II of Spain, Manuel De Santiago-de Borbón González Bravo. He was a member of ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites, UNESCO), and his lifetime architectural legacy to Mexico adds to 11,000,000 built square meters nationwide, including famous buildings and national sites, as well as important national restorations like the Mexican Houses of Congress Palace, Palacio Legislativo de San Lázaro.

Airlines and destinationsEdit


Busiest domestic routes at Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport (2018)
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1   Mexico City, Mexico City 162,803   Aeromar, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, Magni, VivaAerobus, Volaris
2   Querétaro, Querétaro 4,509   TAR
3   Baja California, Tijuana 2,861 Volaris
4   Nuevo León, Monterrey 1,761   Magni
5   Jalisco, Guadalajara 839   1 TAR
6   México (state), Toluca 812   3
7   Guanajuato, León 325   2
Busiest international routes at Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport (2018)[3]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1   United States, Los Angeles 31,381   Alaska Airlines
2   Canada, Calgary 13,787   Sunwing Airlines, WestJet
3   United States, Minneapolis 9,264   Delta Air Lines, Sun Country Airlines
4   United States, Houston 8,286   United Express
5   Canada, Montréal 7,165   Air Canada Rouge, Sunwing Airlines
6   Canada, Vancouver 6,224   2 Air Canada, Sunwing Airlines
7   Canada, Toronto 5,019   1 Air Canada, Sunwing Airlines
8   United States, Phoenix 4,860   1 American Airlines, American Eagle
9   United States, Chicago 3,982   United Airlines
10   Canada, Winnipeg 2,596   2 Sunwing Airlines


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "OMA's Monthly Traffic Report" (Web). Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte. Retrieved February 28, 2019.
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  3. ^ "Traffic Statistics by Airline" (in Spanish). Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2019. Retrieved April 11, 2019.

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