Los Cabos International Airport

Los Cabos International Airport (IATA: SJD, ICAO: MMSD) is the sixth-busiest airport in Mexico and one the Top 30 in Latin America, located at San José del Cabo in Los Cabos Municipality, Baja California Sur state, Mexico.

The airport serves San José del Cabo, Cabo San Lucas, and the Los Cabos area.

Los Cabos International Airport

Aeropuerto Internacional de Los Cabos
Los Cabos International Airport
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorGrupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico
ServesLos Cabos
LocationSan José del Cabo,
Los Cabos Municipality,
Baja California Sur state,
Mexico
Elevation AMSL374 ft / 114 m
Coordinates23°09′06″N 109°43′15″W / 23.15167°N 109.72083°WCoordinates: 23°09′06″N 109°43′15″W / 23.15167°N 109.72083°W
Websitewww.loscabos-airport.com
Map
SJD is located in Baja California Sur
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16/34 3,000 9,843 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Total Passengers5,249,000 Increase 6.91%
Ranking in Mexico6th Steady
Source: Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico[1]

History

From September 2011 until January 2012, the airport temporarily gained nonstop service to Asia with flights to Shanghai, China.

The airport crossed the 5-million-traffic threshold in 2018, handling 5,249,000 passengers.[1] It has become the most important airport in the state of Baja California Sur. Because of a dramatic increase in the number of holiday resorts and due to the region's fast population growth, the infrastructure of the airport is now insufficient compared to the increasing demand, causing a lack of available positions for aircraft during peak-hours, as in many other airports in Mexico.

On September 15, 2014, Los Cabos International Airport was badly damaged by Hurricane Odile. Planes were knocked against structures due to the winds from Odile. Many people went to the airport, demanding flights out of Cabo San Lucas. The Mexican government began airlifting the first of thousands of stranded tourists, free of charge, to airports in Tijuana, Mazatlan, Guadalajara and Mexico City to catch connecting flights and, in the case of foreigners, receive consular assistance.[2]

Architecture

The architect of Los Cabos International Airport's 1997 renovation and expansion was Mexican architect and great-grandson of Queen Isabella II of Spain, Manuel De Santiago-de Borbón González Bravo. He was a member of ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites), and his lifetime architectural legacy to Mexico adds to 11,000,000 square metres (120,000,000 sq ft) built nationwide, including famous buildings and national sites, as well as important national restorations like the Mexican Houses of Congress Palace (Palacio Legislativo de San Lázaro).

Terminals

Los Cabos International Airport, 25 March 2013
The name of the airport displayed over the exit of the international arrivals exit terminal.
AeropuertoSJD 01
Terminal 2.
AAinCabo
American Airlines plane, after a flight from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
San Jose del Cabo Airport Terminals
Terminal Layout (After T4 is completed)
Pista 16 SJD
Airport's Runway.
Los Cabos International Airport tower
Airport's Control Tower.
AeropuertoSJD 02
Restaurants and stores at Terminal.

The airport has two terminals. Terminal 1 operates domestic flights, and Terminal 2 operates international flights.

Airlines and destinations

Passenger

AirlinesDestinations
Aeroméxico Mexico City
Aeroméxico Connect Mexico City
Aero Pacífico Culiacán, Los Mochis
Air Canada Seasonal: Calgary, Vancouver
Air Canada Rouge Seasonal: Toronto–Pearson
Alaska Airlines Los Angeles, Orange County (ends August 5, 2019),[3] San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose (CA)
Seasonal: Portland (OR), Sacramento, Seattle/Tacoma
American Airlines Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Phoenix–Sky Harbor
Seasonal: Charlotte, Chicago–O'Hare
Calafia Airlines Guadalajara, León/El Bajío, Loreto, Tijuana
Delta Air Lines Atlanta, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City
Frontier Airlines Seasonal: Chicago–O'Hare, Denver, Las Vegas
Interjet Guadalajara, Los Angeles (ends May 30, 2019),[4] Mexico City, Toluca/Mexico City
Magni Mazatlán, Mexico City, Monterrey
Southwest Airlines Chicago—Midway, Denver, Houston—Hobby, Los Angeles, Oakland, Orange County, Sacramento, San Diego, San Jose (CA)
Seasonal: Austin, Baltimore
Spirit Airlines Seasonal: Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston–Intercontinental
Sun Country Airlines Seasonal: Las Vegas (begins June 6, 2019),[5] Minneapolis/St. Paul, San Diego
Sunwing Airlines Seasonal: Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna, Montréal–Trudeau, Ottawa, Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto–Pearson, Vancouver, Victoria, Winnipeg
TUI Airways London–Gatwick (begins November 4, 2019)[6]
United Airlines Denver, Houston–Intercontinental, Newark
Seasonal: Chicago–O'Hare, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington–Dulles
United Express Seasonal: Houston–Intercontinental
VivaAerobus Culiacán, Mexico City, Monterrey, Tijuana (begins June 10, 2019)[7]
Seasonal: Guadalajara, Hermosillo (begins June 1, 2019)[8]
Volaris Culiacán, Guadalajara, León/El Bajío, Mexico City, Monterrey (resumes October 27, 2019),[9] Tijuana
WestJet Calgary, Vancouver
Seasonal: Edmonton, Kelowna

Statistics

Busiest domestic routes at Los Cabos International Airport (2017)
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Mexico City, Mexico City 379,837 Steady Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, Magni, VivaAerobus, Volaris
2  Jalisco, Guadalajara 140,139 Steady Calafia Airlines, Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris
3  Baja California, Tijuana 59,954 Increase 1 Volaris
4  Nuevo León, Monterrey 59,952 Decrease 1 Magni, VivaAerobus, Volaris
5  Sinaloa, Culiacán 48,567 Steady Aero Pacífico, VivaAerobus, Volaris
6  México (state), Toluca 36,354 Steady Interjet, Volaris
7  Sinaloa, Mazatlán 11,618 Steady Magni
8  Guanajuato, León 9,448 Steady Aéreo Calafia
9  Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez 412 Steady
10  Quintana Roo, Cancún 110 Steady
11  Sinaloa, Los Mochis 92 Aero Pacífico
12  Jalisco, Puerto Vallarta 53
13  Baja California Sur, La Paz 37
14  Baja California Sur, Loreto 19
Busiest international routes at Los Cabos International Airport (2017)[10]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  United States, Los Angeles 329,255 Steady Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Interjet, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines
2  United States, Houston (airports George Bush & Hobby)[Note 1] 164,044 Steady Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, United Express
3  United States, Dallas 154,229 Steady American Airlines, Spirit Airlines
4  United States, Phoenix–Sky Harbor 148,136 Steady American Airlines
5  United States, San Francisco 144,546 Steady Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin America
6  United States, San Diego 138,266 Steady Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines
7  United States, Denver 82,416 Increase 1 Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines
8  United States, Chicago 80,511 Increase 1 American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, United Airlines
9  United States, Orange County 65,385 Decrease 2 Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines
10  United States, San Jose 49,739 Increase 1 Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines
11  Canada, Vancouver 42,817 Increase 3 Air Canada, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet
12  United States, Seattle 49,739 Increase 1 Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines
13  United States, Atlanta 41,220 Decrease 1 Delta Air Lines
14  Canada, Calgary 39,637 Decrease 3 Air Canada, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet
15  United States, Oakland 33,541 Southwest Airlines
  1. ^ Official statistics include airports George Bush and Hobby.

Facilities

  • The Trans-Peninsular Road has become a busy commercial and accommodation center which include the nearby establishments.

Hotels

Restaurants

The airport has many restaurants and fast food outlets, among the best known are:

Parking

  • Airport Parking:
    • 1 hour: $28 pesos
      • Maximum pay per day, rate until the fifth day: $305 pesos
      • Maximum pay per day for the next days: $96 pesos

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Traffic Report". Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico. January 2019. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  2. ^ "Hurricane Odile: Mexico begins airlifts of tourists stranded in Los Cabos". The Guardian. September 2014. Retrieved January 21, 2017.
  3. ^ "Alaska Airlines discontinues Orange County – Mexico service in August 2019". Routes Online. May 2019. Retrieved May 17, 2019.
  4. ^ "Interjet will no longer fly in Aguascalientes" (in Spanish). May 2019. Retrieved May 5, 2019.
  5. ^ "Sun Country S19 network additions". Routes Online. January 2019. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  6. ^ "TUI announces flights between London and Los Cabos" (in Spanish). EnElAire. November 2018. Retrieved November 13, 2018.
  7. ^ "New Routes - Flights from Tijuana". VivaAerobus. March 2019. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  8. ^ "New Routes - Flights from Hermosillo". VivaAerobus. March 2019. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  9. ^ "Volaris will connect Monterrey with Oaxaca and Los Cabos" (in Spanish). A21. March 2019. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  10. ^ "Operational Statistics of Airports in the ASA Network" (in Spanish). Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares. January 2018. Retrieved March 13, 2018.

External links

Aerocaribe

Aerocaribe was an airline based in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico. It was a regional affiliate of Mexicana operating services under the Mexicana Inter banner and codeshares with its parent company. It operated almost 120 flights a day. In 2005 Mexicana decided to rebrand Aerocaribe as a low-cost airline, MexicanaClick.

Cabo San Lucas International Airport

Cabo San Lucas International Airport (Spanish: Aeródromo Internacional de Cabo San Lucas) (ICAO: MMSL) is a small international airfield (officially it's an "aerodrome") located 4.5 miles (7.2 km) northwest of Cabo San Lucas in Baja California Sur, Mexico.

The airport has air taxi service. Recently, the runway was enlarged and lengthened to 7,000 ft. Also, new navigation aids were installed, along with new air traffic control equipment, control tower, lighting, PAPI visual aids, and a new FBO with all the ground support equipment.

It handled 1,198 passengers in 2017.

Calafia Airlines

Calafia Airlines is a Mexican regional airline founded in 1993, based in the Cabo San Lucas International Airfield. It was formerly named Aéreo Calafia till mid 2016, when as part of a commercial expansion project they decided to use a more commercial name, since they are negotiating international destinations. It has Embraer equipment. It has regular flights to the Baja California Peninsula and the Mexican Pacific coast, in addition to charter flights and tours.

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, S.A.B. de C.V. ("Pacific Airports Group, LLC"), known as GAP, is a Mexican airport operator headquartered in Guadalajara, Mexico. It operates 12 airports in the western states of Mexico, and 1 in Jamaica, including those of major Mexican cities Guadalajara and Tijuana, and two important tourist destinations, Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta. It is the second largest airport services company by passenger traffic in Mexico. It serves approximately 27 million passengers annually, only surpassed by the operator of Mexico City International Airport.

Since 2011 there is an ongoing dispute between GAP and one of its major shareholders, Grupo Mexico, which holds more than 20% of the shares and announced it planned to acquire at least 30% of the shares. According to GAP by-laws, its shareholders should not hold more than 10% of the shares. In 2015, Grupo México announced it has reduced its stake in GAP, although not enough to meet GAP by-laws rules.GAP is listed on the Mexican Stock Exchange and in the NYSE through ADRs since 2006. It is a constituent of the IPC, the main benchmark index of the Mexican Stock Exchange.

List of Aeroméxico destinations

Aeroméxico and Aeroméxico Connect, which are both commercialized as Aeroméxico, serve the following destinations, as of May 2019.

List of Air Canada destinations

Air Canada is the largest airline and flag carrier of Canada. Founded in 1936 as Trans-Canada Airlines, it provides scheduled services to 194 destinations on six continents. Its largest hub is Toronto Pearson International Airport, followed by Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, Vancouver International Airport and Calgary International Airport. Air Canada is the world's 10th largest passenger airline by fleet size, and the airline is a founding member of Star Alliance. In 2014, Air Canada together with its Air Canada Express regional partners carried over 38 million passengers. Between them, they operate on average more than 1,500 scheduled flights daily.The list shows airports that are served by Air Canada as part of its scheduled service. It excludes airports only operated by Air Canada Rouge, its Air Canada Express regional partners and other charter services. The list includes the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) code, city, province, country, the airport's name—with the airline's hubs and focus cities marked, airports served by main-haul operation of Air Canada, terminated and seasonal routes.

List of America West Express destinations

This is a list of airports that America West Express flew to at the time of its merger into US Airways in October 2007.

List of MexicanaClick destinations

This is the list of airports served by MexicanaClick scheduled flights. It does not include cities only served by Mexicana and MexicanaLink :

On August 31 all destinations were SUSPENDED until new notice.

Cuba

Havana - José Martí International Airport

Mexico

Baja California

Mexicali - General Rodolfo Sánchez Taboada International Airport

Tijuana - General Abelardo L. Rodríguez International Airport

Baja California Sur

San José del Cabo - Los Cabos International Airport

Campeche

Ciudad del Carmen - Ciudad del Carmen International Airport

Chiapas

Tuxtla Gutiérrez - Angel Albino Corzo International Airport

Chihuahua

Chihuahua - General Roberto Fierro Villalobos International Airport

Federal District

Mexico City - Mexico City International Airport Hub

Guanajuato

León - Del Bajío International Airport

Guerrero

Acapulco - General Juan N. Álvarez International Airport

Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo - Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport

Jalisco

Guadalajara - Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport

Puerto Vallarta - Lic. Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport

Nuevo León

Monterrey - Mariano Escobedo International Airport

Oaxaca

Huatulco - Bahías de Huatulco International Airport

Oaxaca - Xoxocotlán International Airport

Puerto Escondido - Puerto Escondido International Airport

Quintana Roo

Chetumal - Chetumal International Airport

Cozumel - Cozumel International Airport

San Luis Potosí

San Luis Potosí - Ponciano Arriaga International Airport

Sinaloa

Culiacán - Federal de Bachigualato International Airport

Mazatlán - General Rafael Buelna International Airport

Tabasco

Villahermosa - Carlos Rovirosa Pérez International Airport

Tamaulipas

Nuevo Laredo - Quetzalcóatl International Airport

Reynosa - General Lucio Blanco International Airport

Tampico - General Francisco Javier Mina International Airport

Veracruz

Veracruz - General Heriberto Jara International Airport

Minatitlán/Coatzacoalcos - Minatitlán/Coatzacoalcos National Airport

Yucatán

Mérida - Manuel Crescencio Rejón International Airport

List of MexicanaLink destinations

This is the list of airports served only by MexicanaLink scheduled flights:

On August 28 all destinations were suspended until new notice.

Guatemala

Guatemala City - La Aurora International Airport

México

Baja California

Tijuana - General Abelardo L. Rodríguez International Airport

Baja California Sur

La Paz - Manuel Márquez de León International Airport

San José del Cabo - Los Cabos International Airport

Campeche

Campeche - Ing. Alberto Acuña Ongay International Airport

Ciudad del Carmen - Ciudad del Carmen International Airport

Chihuahua

Chihuahua - General Roberto Fierro Villalobos International Airport

Coahuila

Torreón/Gómez Palacio - Francisco Sarabia International Airport

Colima

Manzanillo - Playa de Oro International Airport

Distrito Federal

Mexico City - Mexico City International Airport Focus City

Durango

Durango - General Guadalupe Victoria International Airport

Guerrero

Acapulco - Juan N. Álvarez International Airport

Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo - Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport

Jalisco

Guadalajara - Guadalajara International Airport Hub

Puerto Vallarta - Puerto Vallarta International Airport

Nuevo León

Monterrey - Mariano Escobedo International Airport

Puebla

Puebla - Hermanos Serdan International Airport

Quintana Roo

Cancún - Cancún International Airport Hub

Sinaloa

Mazatlán - General Rafael Buelna International Airport

Los Mochis - Federal del Valle del Fuerte International Airport

Tabasco

Villahermosa - Carlos Rovirosa Pérez International Airport

Tamaulipas

Reynosa - General Lucio Blanco International Airport

Veracruz

Veracruz - General Heriberto Jara International Airport

Minatitlán - Minatitlán/Coatzacoalcos National Airport

Yucatán

Mérida - Manuel Crescencio Rejón International Airport

Zacatecas

Zacatecas - General Leobardo C. Ruiz International Airport

List of Spirit Airlines destinations

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List of Sun Country Airlines destinations

This is a list of destinations that Sun Country Airlines currently serves (as of April 2019). Charter destinations are not included.

List of airports in Mexico

This is a list of airports in Mexico, sorted by location.

Only major national and international airports are shown.

List of the busiest airports in Mexico

This is the list of the busiest airports in Mexico, according to the Mexican Secretariat of Communications and Transportation. The busiest airport is Benito Juárez International Airport in Mexico City. The Top 10 includes the international airports of the beach resorts of Cancún, Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta, and the large cities of Guadalajara and Monterrey.

MMSD (disambiguation)

MMSD may refer to:

Los Cabos International Airport (ICAO code: MMSD)

Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District

Madison Metropolitan School District

Mexican Federal Highway 1D

Federal Highway 1D (Spanish: Carretera Federal 1D, Fed. 1D) is a tolled (Spanish: cuota) part of the Mexico Federal Highways, paralleling Fed. 1. There are two segments, one in the state of Baja California and another in the state of Baja California Sur.

Pueblo Bonito Hotels and Resorts

Pueblo Bonito Golf & Spa Resorts is a chain of luxury hotels in Mexico. The company's name, Pueblo Bonito, means "beautiful village". The chain has a total of eight resorts, five in Los Cabos and three in Mazatlan.

SJD

SJD can refer to:

Sir John Deanes, a sixth form college in Northwich, England

SJD (musician) (Sean James Donnelly), a musician from New Zealand

Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.), a doctorate degree

The IATA airport code for Los Cabos International Airport which serves San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Socialist Janata (Democratic), a political party in India

San Jose Airport

San Jose Airport may refer to:

San José International Airport an international airport in San Jose, California, United States

Juan Santamaría International Airport, an international airport serving in San José, Costa Rica

Los Cabos International Airport, an international airport in San José del Cabo, Mexico

San Jose Airport (Mindoro), a domestic airport in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro, Philippines

San José Airport (Guatemala), an airport being constructed in Puerto San José, Guatemala

San José del Cabo

San José del Cabo (Spanish pronunciation: [san xo'se ðel 'kaβo], Saint Joseph of the Cape) is a city located in southern Baja California Sur state, Mexico. It is the seat of Los Cabos Municipality lying at a shallow bay 20 miles (32 km) northeast of Cabo San Lucas on the Gulf of California. The city has a population of 93,069 as of 2015. San José del Cabo together with Cabo San Lucas are known as Los Cabos. Together they form a metropolitan area of 305,983 inhabitants.The two cities are served by Los Cabos International Airport.

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