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Los Cabos International Airport (IATA: SJD, ICAO: MMSD) is the sixth-busiest airport in Mexico and one 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]

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, Orange County (ends August 5, 2019),[3] 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
Frontier Airlines Seasonal: Chicago–O'Hare, Denver, Las Vegas
Interjet Guadalajara, Los Angeles (ends May 30, 2019),[4] 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 (begins June 6, 2019),[5] Minneapolis/St. Paul, San Diego
Sunwing Airlines Seasonal: Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna, Montréal–Trudeau, Ottawa, Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto–Pearson, Vancouver, Victoria, Winnipeg
TUI Airways London–Gatwick (begins November 4, 2019)[6]
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 (begins June 10, 2019)[7]
Seasonal: Guadalajara, Hermosillo (begins June 1, 2019)[8]
Volaris Culiacán, Guadalajara, León/El Bajío, Mexico City, Monterrey (resumes October 27, 2019),[9] Tijuana
WestJet Calgary, Vancouver
Seasonal: Edmonton, Kelowna

StatisticsEdit

Busiest domestic routes at Los Cabos International Airport (2017)
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1   Mexico City, Mexico City 379,837   Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, Magni, VivaAerobus, Volaris
2   Jalisco, Guadalajara 140,139   Calafia Airlines, Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris
3   Baja California, Tijuana 59,954   1 Volaris
4   Nuevo León, Monterrey 59,952   1 Magni, VivaAerobus, Volaris
5   Sinaloa, Culiacán 48,567   Aero Pacífico, VivaAerobus, Volaris
6   México (state), Toluca 36,354   Interjet, Volaris
7   Sinaloa, Mazatlán 11,618   Magni
8   Guanajuato, León 9,448   Aéreo Calafia
9   Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez 412  
10   Quintana Roo, Cancún 110  
11   Sinaloa, Los Mochis 92 Aero Pacífico
12   Jalisco, Puerto Vallarta 53
13   Baja California Sur, La Paz 37
14   Baja California Sur, Loreto 19
Busiest international routes at Los Cabos International Airport (2017)[10]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1   United States, Los Angeles 329,255   Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Interjet, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines
2   United States, Houston (airports George Bush & Hobby)[Note 1] 164,044   Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, United Express
3   United States, Dallas 154,229   American Airlines, Spirit Airlines
4   United States, Phoenix–Sky Harbor 148,136   American Airlines
5   United States, San Francisco 144,546   Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin America
6   United States, San Diego 138,266   Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines
7   United States, Denver 82,416   1 Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines
8   United States, Chicago 80,511   1 American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, United Airlines
9   United States, Orange County 65,385   2 Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines
10   United States, San Jose 49,739   1 Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines
11   Canada, Vancouver 42,817   3 Air Canada, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet
12   United States, Seattle 49,739   1 Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines
13   United States, Atlanta 41,220   1 Delta Air Lines
14   Canada, Calgary 39,637   3 Air Canada, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet
15   United States, Oakland 33,541 Southwest Airlines

Note
  1. ^ Official statistics include airports George Bush and Hobby.

FacilitiesEdit

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

HotelsEdit

RestaurantsEdit

The airport has many restaurants and fast food outlets, among the best known are:

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. ^ "Alaska Airlines discontinues Orange County – Mexico service in August 2019". Routes Online. May 2019. Retrieved May 17, 2019.
  4. ^ "Interjet will no longer fly in Aguascalientes" (in Spanish). May 2019. Retrieved May 5, 2019.
  5. ^ "Sun Country S19 network additions". Routes Online. January 2019. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  6. ^ "TUI announces flights between London and Los Cabos" (in Spanish). EnElAire. November 2018. Retrieved November 13, 2018.
  7. ^ "New Routes - Flights from Tijuana". VivaAerobus. March 2019. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  8. ^ "New Routes - Flights from Hermosillo". VivaAerobus. March 2019. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  9. ^ "Volaris will connect Monterrey with Oaxaca and Los Cabos" (in Spanish). A21. March 2019. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  10. ^ "Operational Statistics of Airports in the ASA Network" (in Spanish). Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares. January 2018. Retrieved March 13, 2018.

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