Open main menu

General Rafael Buelna International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional General Rafael Buelna, IATA: MZT, ICAO: MMMZ), also known as Mazatlán International Airport (Aeropuerto Internacional de Mazatlán), is located in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico. This airport is the most important in Sinaloa for its international operations, and second to Culiacan International Airport for its domestic operations. It has one terminal with two concourses. It is located on the southeastern edge of the city and it is one of four airports in Mexico which has an Area Control Center (Centro Mazatlán/Mazatlán Center); the other ones being Mexico City International Airport, Monterrey International Airport and Mérida International Airport. Mazatlán Center controls air traffic over the northwest part of the country.

General Rafael Buelna International Airport

Aeropuerto Internacional General Rafael Buelna

Mazatlán International Airport

Aeropuerto Internacional de Mazatlán
MZT terminal1.JPG
Airport typePublic
OperatorGrupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte
LocationMazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico
Elevation AMSL38 ft / 12 m
Coordinates23°09′41″N 106°15′58″W / 23.16139°N 106.26611°W / 23.16139; -106.26611Coordinates: 23°09′41″N 106°15′58″W / 23.16139°N 106.26611°W / 23.16139; -106.26611
WebsiteOfficial website
MZT is located in Sinaloa
MZT is located in Mexico
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 2,700 8,858 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Total passengers1,038,555
Ranking in Mexico18th Decrease 1
Source: Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte[1]

The airport reached the million-passenger milestone in 2018 by moving 1,038,555 passengers, an increase of 5.62% from previous year.[1]


  • Contact positions: 4
  • False Contact positions: 4
  • Remote positions: 7
  • Number of jetways: 4
  • Number of baggage claiming carousels: 4
  • Food court (Floor & Upper Level)
  • Customs (Arrivals area)
  • Taxi & car rentals (Arrivals area)
  • Duty Free (Main corridor)
  • Parking area

Airlines and destinationsEdit

Busiest routesEdit

Busiest domestic Routes at Mazatlán International Airport (2018)
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1   Mexico City, Mexico City 222,779   Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris
2   Nuevo León, Monterrey 58,533   Magni, VivaAerobus
3   Baja California, Tijuana 52,187   Volaris
4   Baja California Sur, La Paz 13,377   Calafia Airlines, VivaAerobus
5   Baja California Sur, Los Cabos 13,334   Aéreo Servicio Guerrero, Magni
6   Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez 1,845   2 TAR
7   Chihuahua, Chihuahua 1,554   Magni, TAR
8   Sonora, Hermosillo 1,409   1 TAR
9   Jalisco, Guadalajara 1,388   3
10   Baja California, Mexicali 149   5
Busiest international Routes at Mazatlán International Airport (2018)[6]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1   United States, Los Angeles 33,189   Alaska Airlines, American Eagle
2   United States, Phoenix 26,952   American Airlines, American Eagle
3   United States, Dallas/Fort Worth 18,305   American Airlines, American Eagle
4   Canada, Calgary 15,637   Sunwing Airlines, WestJet
5   United States, Minneapolis 12,349   Delta Air Lines, Sun Country Airlines
6   Canada, Vancouver 7,066   1 Sunwing Airlines, WestJet
7   Canada, Edmonton 6,579   1 Sunwing Airlines, WestJet
8   Canada, Toronto 4,446   Sunwing Airlines
9   United States, Houston 3,997   3 United Express
10   Canada, Regina 2,648   4 Sunwing Airlines

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "OMA's Monthly Traffic Report" (Web). Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  2. ^án-Mexico.html
  3. ^ "Sunwing introduces direct flight service from Quebec City to Mazatlán, Mexico for the first time". GlobeNewswire. August 2019. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Swoop schedules new routes in W19". Routesonline. June 2019. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Volaris anounces new route between Monterrey and Mazatlán" (in Spanish). EnElAire. August 2019. Retrieved 20 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Traffic Statistics by Airline" (in Spanish). Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2019. Retrieved 11 April 2019.

External linksEdit