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General Francisco Mujica International Airport, or simply Morelia International Airport, (IATA: MLM, ICAO: MMMM) is an international airport in Álvaro Obregón, Michoacán, Mexico, near Morelia. The airport handles national and international air traffic of the city of Morelia. Named after the former governor of Michoacán, Francisco José Múgica. General Francisco J. Mujica International Airport is the largest in the state of Michoacan. The longest route from Morelia is to Chicago, which is served by Volaris and will soon be served by VivaAerobus, while the shortest route is Mexico City, served by Aeroméxico Connect.

General Francisco Mujica International Airport

Aeropuerto Internacional General Francisco J. Mujica
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Front terminal
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorGrupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico
ServesMorelia, Álvaro Obregón, Michoacán, Mexico
Elevation AMSL1,839 m / 6,033 ft
Coordinates19°51′00″N 101°01′32″W / 19.85000°N 101.02556°W / 19.85000; -101.02556Coordinates: 19°51′00″N 101°01′32″W / 19.85000°N 101.02556°W / 19.85000; -101.02556
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MLM is located in Mexico
MLM
MLM
Location of the airport in Mexico
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 3,400 11,155 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Total Passengers721,802
Ranking in Mexico28th Increase 2
Source: Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico

One of the fastest growing airports in the country, it handled 618,800 passengers in 2017, and 721,802 passengers in 2018.[1]

HistoryEdit

The airport opened in 1984 and initially only had a daily flight with a DC-9 to Mexico City. The airport has grown to become the largest in the state of Michoacán.

In the past, the airport has been served by Aero California, Aero Sudpacífico, Aeromar, Aviacsa, Avolar, Líneas Aéreas Azteca, Continental (now United), Mexicana, TAESA, and TAR.

Since May 2019, the airport has been undergoing a massive remodeling and expansion of the terminal building. When completed, the check-in area will be relocated, more shops and restaurants will be added, as well as more baggage carousels and gate space. The airport is aiming to attract new airlines, such as Interjet and JetBlue, and establish new air service to markets such as Atlanta, Cancún, Ciudad Juárez and Portland. [2]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

Busiest routesEdit

Busiest domestic routes at Morelia International Airport (2018)
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1   Baja California, Tijuana 117,976   Aeroméxico Connect, VivaAerobus, Volaris
2   Mexico City, Mexico City 47,309   Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect
3   Baja California, Mexicali 21,416   Volaris
4   Nuevo León, Monterrey 3,558   1 VivaAerobus
5   Coahuila, Torreón 47   1
6   Veracruz, Veracruz 38   3
7   Querétaro, Querétaro 20   1
Busiest international routes at Morelia International Airport (2018)[4]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1   United States, Chicago 44,202   Volaris
2   United States, Los Angeles 30,360   Volaris
3   United States, Oakland 28,673   Volaris
4   United States, Dallas 19,571   American Eagle
5   United States, San Jose 15,202   1 Volaris
6   United States, Houston 14,454   1 United Express
7   United States, Fresno 14,177   Volaris

Note

Accidents and incidentsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "GAP Traffic Report". Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  2. ^ https://www.fool.com/earnings/call-transcripts/2019/05/15/grupo-aeroportuario-del-pacifico-sa-de-cv-pac-q1-2.aspx
  3. ^ "Viva Aerobus will connect 5 Mexican cities with Chicago" (in Spanish). EnElAire. August 2019. Retrieved 17 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Traffic Statistics by Airline" (in Spanish). Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2019. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  5. ^ "List of Mexican Disasters". Blogspot. December 2009. Retrieved 9 January 2016.[unreliable source?]
  6. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. January 2016. Retrieved 9 January 2016.

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