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Los Cabos International Airport (IATA: SJD, ICAO: MMSD) is the sixth-busiest airport in Mexico and one of the Top 30 in Latin America, located at San José del Cabo in Los Cabos Municipality, Baja California Sur state, Mexico.

Los Cabos International Airport

Aeropuerto Internacional de Los Cabos
Los Cabos International Airport.JPG
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorGrupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico
ServesLos Cabos
LocationSan José del Cabo,
Los Cabos Municipality,
Baja California Sur state,
Mexico
Elevation AMSL374 ft / 114 m
Coordinates23°09′06″N 109°43′15″W / 23.15167°N 109.72083°W / 23.15167; -109.72083Coordinates: 23°09′06″N 109°43′15″W / 23.15167°N 109.72083°W / 23.15167; -109.72083
Websitewww.loscabos-airport.com
Map
SJD is located in Baja California Sur
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SJD is located in Mexico
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16/34 3,000 9,843 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Total Passengers5,249,000 Increase 6.91%
Ranking in Mexico6th Steady
Source: Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico[1]

The airport serves San José del Cabo, Cabo San Lucas, and the Los Cabos area.

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HistoryEdit

From September 2011 until January 2012, the airport temporarily gained nonstop service to Asia with flights to Shanghai, China.

The airport crossed the 5-million-traffic threshold in 2018, handling 5,249,000 passengers.[1] It has become the most important airport in the state of Baja California Sur. Because of a dramatic increase in the number of holiday resorts and due to the region's fast population growth, the infrastructure of the airport is now insufficient compared to the increasing demand, causing a lack of available positions for aircraft during peak-hours, as in many other airports in Mexico.

On September 15, 2014, Los Cabos International Airport was badly damaged by Hurricane Odile. Planes were knocked against structures due to the winds from Odile. Many people went to the airport, demanding flights out of Cabo San Lucas. The Mexican government began airlifting the first of thousands of stranded tourists, free of charge, to airports in Tijuana, Mazatlan, Guadalajara and Mexico City to catch connecting flights and, in the case of foreigners, receive consular assistance.[2]

In November 2019, British Carrier TUI Airways, will startup routes to and from London's Gatwick Airport, thus being the very first European carrier to fly in and out of the Los Cabos area. This flight will be flown on a Boeing 787.

ArchitectureEdit

The architect of Los Cabos International Airport's 1997 renovation and expansion 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), and his lifetime architectural legacy to Mexico adds to 11,000,000 square metres (120,000,000 sq ft) built 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).

TerminalsEdit

 
The name of the airport displayed over the exit of the international arrivals exit terminal.
 
Terminal 2.
 
American Airlines plane, after a flight from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
 
Terminal Layout (After T4 is completed)
 
Airport's Runway.
 
Airport's Control Tower.
 
Restaurants and stores at Terminal.

The airport has two terminals. Terminal 1 operates domestic flights, and Terminal 2 operates international flights.

Airlines and destinationsEdit

PassengerEdit

AirlinesDestinations
Aeroméxico Mexico City
Aeroméxico Connect Mexico City
Aero Pacífico Culiacán, Los Mochis
Air Canada Seasonal: Calgary, Vancouver
Air Canada Rouge Seasonal: Toronto–Pearson
Alaska Airlines Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose (CA)
Seasonal: Portland (OR), Sacramento, Seattle/Tacoma
American Airlines Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Phoenix–Sky Harbor
Seasonal: Charlotte, Chicago–O'Hare
Calafia Airlines Guadalajara, León/El Bajío, Loreto, Tijuana
Delta Air Lines Atlanta, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City
Seasonal: Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York–JFK, Seattle/Tacoma
Frontier Airlines Seasonal: Chicago–O'Hare, Denver, Las Vegas
Interjet Guadalajara, Mexico City, Toluca/Mexico City
Magni Mazatlán, Mexico City, Monterrey
Southwest Airlines Chicago–Midway, Denver, Houston–Hobby, Los Angeles, Oakland, Orange County, Sacramento, San Diego, San Jose (CA)
Seasonal: Austin, Baltimore
Spirit Airlines Seasonal: Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston–Intercontinental
Sun Country Airlines Seasonal: Las Vegas, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Portland (OR) (begins December 18, 2019),[3] San Diego
Sunwing Airlines Seasonal: Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna, Montréal–Trudeau, Ottawa, Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto–Pearson, Vancouver, Victoria, Winnipeg
Swoop Seasonal: Edmonton (begins November 2, 2019),[4] Winnipeg (begins November 17, 2019)[4]
TUI Airways London–Gatwick (begins November 4, 2019)[5]
United Airlines Denver, Houston–Intercontinental, Newark
Seasonal: Chicago–O'Hare, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington–Dulles
United Express Seasonal: Houston–Intercontinental
VivaAerobus Culiacán, Mexico City, Monterrey, Tijuana
Seasonal: Guadalajara, Hermosillo
Volaris Culiacán, Guadalajara, León/El Bajío, Mexico City, Monterrey (resumes October 27, 2019),[6] Tijuana
WestJet Calgary, Vancouver
Seasonal: Edmonton, Kelowna, Victoria (begins November 5, 2019)[7]

StatisticsEdit

Busiest domestic routes at Los Cabos International Airport (2018)
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1   Mexico City, Mexico City 420,532   Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, Magni, VivaAerobus, Volaris
2   Jalisco, Guadalajara 187,370   Calafia Airlines, Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris
3   Baja California, Tijuana 67,062   Calafia Airlines, VivaAerobús, Volaris
4   Nuevo León, Monterrey 58,195   Magni, VivaAerobus
5   Sinaloa, Culiacán 53,723   Aero Pacífico, VivaAerobus, Volaris
6   México (state), Toluca 33,283   Interjet
7   Sinaloa, Mazatlán 12,885   Magni
8   Guanajuato, León 10,032   Calafia Airlines, Volaris
9   Chihuahua, Chihuahua 1,826
10   Baja California, Mexicali 33
Busiest international routes at Los Cabos International Airport (2018)[8]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1   United States, Los Angeles 330,125   Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Interjet, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines
2   United States, Houston (airports George Bush & Hobby)[Note 1 1] 171,199   Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, United Express
3   United States, Dallas 152,623   American Airlines, Spirit Airlines
4   United States, San Diego 133,041   2 Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines
5   United States, Phoenix–Sky Harbor 132,553   1 American Airlines
6   United States, San Francisco 131,561   1 Alaska Airlines, United Airlines
7   United States, Denver 81,503   Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines
8   United States, Chicago (airports O'Hare & Midway)[Note 2 1] 77,509   American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines
9   United States, Orange County 67,121   Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines
10   Canada, Vancouver 53,194   1 Air Canada, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet
11   United States, San Jose 52,418   1 Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines
12   United States, Atlanta 46,457   1 Delta Air Lines
13   Canada, Calgary 45,376   1 Air Canada, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet
14   United States, Seattle 41,017   2 Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines
15   United States, Oakland 40,944   Southwest Airlines

Note
  1. ^ Official statistics include airports George Bush and Hobby.
  1. ^ Official statistics include airports O'Hare and Midway.

FacilitiesEdit

  • The Trans-Peninsular Road has become a busy commercial and accommodation center which include the nearby establishments.

ParkingEdit

  • Airport Parking:
    • 1 hour: $28 pesos
      • Maximum pay per day, rate until the fifth day: $305 pesos
      • Maximum pay per day for the next days: $96 pesos

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Traffic Report". Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico. January 2019. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  2. ^ "Hurricane Odile: Mexico begins airlifts of tourists stranded in Los Cabos". The Guardian. September 2014. Retrieved January 21, 2017.
  3. ^ "Sun Country adds Portland OR – Los Cabos service from Dec 2019". RoutesOnline. August 2019. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Swoop releases its 2019 Winter schedule, adds Los Cabos to its network". PR Newswire. June 25, 2019. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
  5. ^ "TUI announces flights between London and Los Cabos" (in Spanish). EnElAire. November 2018. Retrieved November 13, 2018.
  6. ^ "Volaris will connect Monterrey with Oaxaca and Los Cabos" (in Spanish). A21. March 2019. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  7. ^ "WestJet launches direct Victoria to Cabo San Lucas flights". CTV News. June 25, 2019. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
  8. ^ "Traffic Statistics by Airline" (in Spanish). Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2019. Retrieved June 3, 2019.

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