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Querétaro Intercontinental Airport

Querétaro Intercontinental Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Intercontinental de Querétaro, IATA: QRO, ICAO: MMQT) is an international airport located in the municipalities of Colón and El Marqués, Querétaro, Mexico. It handles the national and international air traffic of the city of Querétaro and can also be used as an alternate airport to Mexico City International Airport.

Querétaro Intercontinental Airport

Aeropuerto Intercontinental de Querétaro
Edificio Terminal AIQ.jpg
Airport typePublic
OperatorGobierno del Estado
ServesQuerétaro, Querétaro, Mexico
LocationColón and El Marqués
OpenedNovember 28, 2004 (2004-11-28)
Elevation AMSL6,290 ft / 1,969 m
Coordinates20°37′02.5″N 100°11′08.4″W / 20.617361°N 100.185667°W / 20.617361; -100.185667Coordinates: 20°37′02.5″N 100°11′08.4″W / 20.617361°N 100.185667°W / 20.617361; -100.185667 [1]
QRO is located in Querétaro
QRO is located in Mexico
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 3,500 11,482 Concrete
Statistics (2018)
Total passengers1,024,023
Ranking in Mexico19th Increase 1
Source: Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil[2]

It replaced the Ing. Fernando Espinoza Gutiérrez International Airport, which is no longer operational, in 2004.

The headquarters of regional airline TAR is located here.[3] On 31 August 2012, Aeroméxico announced that it will be building a maintenance base at Querétaro International Airport, and the construction for the new terminal will start shortly.

It's one of the fastest growing airports in the country, handling 1,024,023 passengers in 2018, an increase of 26.86% from previous year.[2]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

Ground transportation informationEdit

Typical plane at the airport.
Check-in counters at the airport.
International arrivals area.
Main corridor of the airport.
  • Taxi: Travelers wishing to take a taxi or van to Querétaro (around US$25) and other cities can take the Airport taxi. Some travelers have arranged for a ride beforehand with one of the many shuttle services listed on San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato tourist websites. Average price about $30 to 40 per person.
  • Car Rentals: Hertz and Budget have rental counters at the airport.
  • Intercity Bus: Cheaper method to travel to other cities will be Autobus. Primera Plus ( used to have a ticket counter at the airport, which has been closed for a while. Airport taxi from the Airport to Querétaro Centro (central bus station) is about $20. From Centro, travelers can take another bus to any part of Mexico.

Other facilitiesEdit

Regional Cargo has its headquarters on the airport property and in Colón. Universidad Nacional Aeronáutica en Querétaro has a facility on the grounds of the airport. On 31 August 2012, Aeromexico and Delta Air Lines announced that they will be building a maintenance base at Querétaro International airport.

Busiest routesEdit

Busiest domestic routes at Querétaro International Airport (2018)[5]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1   Nuevo León, Monterrey 146,527   Aeroméxico Connect, TAR, Viva Aerobus
2   Distrito Federal (México), Mexico City 59,960   Aeroméxico Connect
3   Quintana Roo, Cancún 59,123   Magni, Viva Aerobus, Volaris
4   Baja California, Tijuana 23,910   Volaris
5   Jalisco, Guadalajara 20,510   TAR
6   Chihuahua, Chihuahua 15,763   1 TAR
7   Coahuila, Torreón 7,340   1 TAR
8   Guerrero, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo 4,616   TAR
9   Oaxaca, Huatulco 3,322 TAR
10   Guerrero, Acapulco 3,299   1 TAR
Busiest international routes at Querétaro International Airport (2018)
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1   United States, Houston 64,650   United Express
2   United States, Dallas 39,846   American Eagle
3   United States, Atlanta 24,528   2 Aeroméxico Connect
4   United States, Chicago 10,985   1 Volaris
5   United States, Detroit 2,623 Aeroméxico Connect
6   United States, Los Angeles 741   2 Volaris
7   United States, San Antonio 51
8   United States, Corpus Christi 47


  1. ^ "Instalaciones". (in Spanish). Aeropuerto Intercontinental de Querétaro. Retrieved 19 May 2018. Coordenadas 20°37’2.5485”N y 100°11’8.4133”W
  2. ^ a b "Estadística Operacional de Aeropuertos / Statistics by Airport". Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  3. ^ Mexico. "TAR Aerolineas". LinkedIn. Retrieved 26 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Tijuana has new plane routes in December" (in Spanish). San Diego Red. August 2019. Retrieved 23 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Traffic Statistics by Airline" (in Spanish). Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2019. Retrieved 7 May 2019.

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