Morelia International Airport
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
|Operator||Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico|
|Serves||Morelia, Álvaro Obregón, Michoacán, Mexico|
|Elevation AMSL||1,839 m / 6,033 ft|
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.
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. 
Airlines and destinationsEdit
|Aeroméxico Connect||Mexico City|
|American Eagle||Dallas/Fort Worth|
|VivaAerobus|| Monterrey, Tijuana |
Seasonal: Chicago–O'Hare (begins December 7, 2019)
|Volaris||Chicago–Midway, Fresno, Los Angeles, Mexicali, Oakland, San Jose (CA), Tijuana|
|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|
|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|
Accidents and incidentsEdit
- 9 September 1978 - A de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter of Lineas Aéreas del Centro flying scheduled service to Morelia from Mexico City, crashed shortly after takeoff from Mexico City International Airport. There were 18 fatalities among the 21 passengers. The aircraft was also damaged beyond repair.
- "GAP Traffic Report". Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
- "Viva Aerobus will connect 5 Mexican cities with Chicago" (in Spanish). EnElAire. August 2019. Retrieved 17 August 2019.
- "Traffic Statistics by Airline" (in Spanish). Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2019. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
- "List of Mexican Disasters". Blogspot. December 2009. Retrieved 9 January 2016.[unreliable source?]
- "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. January 2016. Retrieved 9 January 2016.