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Don Miguel Hidalgo Y Costilla Intl Airport

Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla
Airport type Public
Operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico
Serves Guadalajara, Jalisco
Location Tlajomulco de Zuñiga, Jalisco
Hub for Aeroméxico Connect
Elevation AMSL 1,529 m / 5,016 ft
Coordinates 20°31′18″N 103°18′40″W / 20.52167°N 103.31111°W / 20.52167; -103.31111
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 4,000 13,123 Asphalt
02/20 1,818 5,964 Asphalt
Statistics (2009)
Total Passengers 6,453,100
International Passengers 2,019,500
Source: Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico

Guadalajara International Airport (Aeropuerto Internacional de Guadalajara), also known as Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport (IATA: GDL, ICAO: MMGL). It opened in 1966 and is located 16 km from the city centre of Guadalajara. In 2008, the airport handled 7,193,200 passengers, representing a 1.9% decrease from 2007.. It is Mexico's third busiest airport, after Mexico City International Airport and Cancún International Airport.

Guadalajara's International Airport is composed of two runways and two terminals. It is also a major airport for connections, being a hub for Aeroméxico Connect and a secondary hub for Aeroméxico a focus city for VivaAerobus, Interjet, and Volaris. Flights are offered to several destinations within Mexico, Central America, and the United States.

The airport is named for Miguel Hidalgo, who began the war that brought Mexican independence from Spain. He has been called the "father of Mexican independence".

The airport is part of the Spanish holding group Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico, which also controls airports at Tijuana, Hermosillo, Leon, Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, La Paz, Los Mochis, Morelia, Mexicali, Aguascalientes and Manzanillo. The airport is being renovated and expanded under a project that will allow it to double its operating capacity by 2007. This renovation includes a new Terminal 1 concourse and four additional taxiways. The new Terminal 2 was recently inaugurated, this facility is exclusive for express or regional flights, trying to serve as a relief for the already saturated Terminal 1. As of today, the airport has a desperate need for a new terminal, since during peak-hours, all of the contact positions in Terminal 1 get crowded, and the remote ones have to be used. Generally speaking, there is a 30% chance that an aircraft gets a contact parking position at Guadalajara.

Terminals, airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations Terminal/Concourse
Aeroméxico Chicago-O'Hare, Los Angeles, Mexicali, Mexico City, Tijuana
Seasonal: Ontario
1 A & C
Aeroméxico Connect Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez, Ciudad Obregón, Culiacán, Hermosillo, La Paz, Los Mochis, Mazatlán, Mérida, Monterrey, Puerto Vallarta, Tijuana, Torreón/Gómez Palacio, Veracruz, Villahermosa 2
Alaska Airlines Los Angeles
New Routes: Sacramento [begins December 16], San Jose (CA) [begins December 15]
1 A
American Airlines Dallas/Fort Worth 1 A
American Eagle Dallas/Fort Worth 1 A
Continental Airlines Houston-Intercontinental 1 A
Continental Express operated by ExpressJet Airlines Houston-Intercontinental 1 A
Copa Airlines Panama City 1 A
Delta Air Lines Atlanta, Los Angeles
Seasonal: Salt Lake City
1 A
Delta Connection operated by Pinnacle Airlines Seasonal: Atlanta 1 A
Interjet Cancún, Mexico City, Monterrey, San José del Cabo, Tijuana 1 C
Magni Cancún 1 C
US Airways Phoenix 1 A
US Airways Express operated by Mesa Airlines Phoenix 1 A
VivaAerobus Acapulco, Cancún, Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez, Ciudad Obregón, Culiacán, La Paz, Los Mochis, Hermosillo, Mazatlán, Mexico City, Mérida, Monterrey, Puerto Vallarta, San José del Cabo, Veracruz 2
Volaris Cancún, Culiacán, Hermosillo, La Paz, Los Angeles, Mexicali, Mexico City, Oakland, San Jose(CA), Tijuana, Toluca 1 A & C

Cargo airlines

Airlines Destinations
ABX Air Los Angeles
AeroUnion Los Angeles, Mexico City
Air France Cargo Paris-Charles de Gaulle
BAX Global
Capital Cargo International Airlines Los Angeles, Toledo
Cargolux Luxembourg, Mexico City
DHL Aviation
FedEx Express Los Angeles, Memphis
LAN Cargo Campinas, Santiago de Chile
Lufthansa Cargo Dakar, Frankfurt
MasAir Los Angeles, Mexico City, Miami
Nippon Cargo Airlines Los Angeles, Tokyo-Narita
UPS Airlines Los Angeles, Ontario, San Antonio

Traffic Statistics

Busiest International Routes out of Guadalajara International Airport (2009)
Rank City Passengers
1 Los Angeles, USA 337,998
2 Houston, USA 93,895
3 Phoenix, USA 60,324
4 Chicago, USA 59,806
5 Oakland, USA 48,061
6 Dallas, USA 45,747
7 San Jose, USA 40,927
8 San Francisco, USA 33,656
9 Fresno, USA 33,142
10 Sacramento, USA 32,438
Busiest Domestic Routes out of Guadalajara International Airport (2009)
Rank City Passengers
1 Mexico City, D.F. 843,468
2 Tijuana, Baja California 418,575
3 Monterrey, Nuevo León 240,855
4 Toluca, Estado de México 104,273
5 Culiacán, Sinaloa 83,280
6 Mexicali, Baja California 81,658
7 Cancún, Quintana Roo 77,286
8 Hermosillo, Sonora 75,681
9 San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur 64,859
10 Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco 64,712

Accidents and incidents

  • Aeroméxico Flight 498: On August 31, 1986 an Aeroméxico DC-9 that originated from Mexico City and stopped at Guadalajara and other Mexican destinations collided with a private aircraft while attempting to land at Los Angeles International Airport.

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General Info
Country Mexico
Time UTC-6(-5DT)
Latitude 20.521800
20° 31' 18.48" N
Longitude -103.311167
103° 18' 40.20" W
Elevation 5016 feet
1529 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 007° E (01/06)
Beacon Yes
Near City Guadalajara
Operating Hours 24 HOUR OPERATIONS
International Clearance Status Airport of Entry
Daylight Saving Time First Sunday in April to the last Saturday in October

GND 121.9
ATIS 127.9

ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
02/20 5964 x 94 feet
1818 x 29 meters
10/28 13123 x 197 feet
4000 x 60 meters

Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
NDB GD GUADALAJARA - 395 8.3 NM 286.6

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