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Uruapan International Airport (IATA: UPN, ICAO: MMPN), also known as "Lic. y Gen. Ignacio López Rayón International Airport", serves the Mexican city of Uruapan, and it is the second-busiest and second-largest international gateway of the Mexican state of Michoacán after Morelia International Airport. It has one terminal. The airport is operated by Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares, a federal government-owned corporation.

Uruapan International Airport

Aeropuerto Internacional de Uruapan
Airport typePublic
OperatorAeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares
Elevation AMSL5,258 ft / 1,603 m
Coordinates19°23′48″N 102°02′21″W / 19.39667°N 102.03917°W / 19.39667; -102.03917Coordinates: 19°23′48″N 102°02′21″W / 19.39667°N 102.03917°W / 19.39667; -102.03917
UPN is located in Mexico
Location of airport in Mexico
Direction Length Surface
ft m
02/20 7,874 2,400 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Total Passengers160,045
Ranking in Mexico46th Decrease 1
Source: Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes [1]

The airport sports an asphalt runway 2,400 meters (or 7,874 feet) in length, capable of accommodating aircraft like the Boeing 737 and the Airbus A320. The runway's approach vectors are 20 degrees for the north end of the runway and 200 degrees for the south end. The runway is located at an elevation of 1,603 meters (5,258 feet, or just short of a mile) above sea level.

In 2017, the airport handled 150,192 passengers, and in 2018 it handled 160,045 passengers.[1]


Airlines and destinationsEdit

Volaris Los Angeles, Tijuana

Busiest routesEdit

Busiest domestic routes at Uruapan International Airport (2018)[2]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1   Baja California, Tijuana 71,808   Volaris
2   Puebla, Puebla 96   8
3   San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí 66   4
4   Coahuila, Torreón 44   2
5   Nayarit, Tepic 29   4
6   State of Mexico, Toluca 24   4
7   Zacatecas, Zacatecas 10

Accidents and incidentsEdit

  • TAESA Flight 725, a DC-9, crashed on take-off from Uruapan international airport en route to Mexico City on November 25, 1999, killing 18 people.[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Estadística Operacional de Aeropuertos / Statistics by Airport". Retrieved 2019-03-24.
  2. ^ "Traffic Statistics by Airline" (in Spanish). Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2019. Retrieved May 14, 2019.
  3. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety. November 1999. Retrieved August 15, 2017.

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