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Mexico City International Airport

Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de México
Mexico City Airport Terminal 2
Airport typePublic
OwnerGrupo Aeroportuario de la Ciudad de México
OperatorAeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares
ServesMexico City, Mexico
LocationVenustiano Carranza, Mexico City
Hub for
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL7,316 ft / 2,230 m
Coordinates19°2610N 099°0419W / 19.43611°N 99.07194°W / 19.43611; -99.07194Coordinates: 19°2610N 099°0419W / 19.43611°N 99.07194°W / 19.43611; -99.07194
Location within Mexico City
MEX (Mexico)
MEX (North America)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05R/23L 3,900 12,795 Asphalt
05L/23R 3,952 12,966 Asphalt
13/31 2,300 7,546 Asphalt
5 Auxiliar 759 2,490 Asphalt
Statistics (2019)
Passengers50,308,049 5.5%
Cargo tonnage556,142.3 4.4%
Source: DAFIF[1][2]
Statistics: Airport website[3]

Mexico City International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de México, AICM); officially Aeropuerto Internacional Benito Juárez (Benito Juárez International Airport) (IATA: MEX, ICAO: MMMX) is an international airport that serves Greater Mexico City. It is Mexico's and Latin America's busiest airport by passenger traffic and aircraft movements. The airport sustains 35,000 jobs directly and around 15,000 indirectly in the immediate area.[4] The airport is owned by Grupo Aeroportuario de la Ciudad de México and operated by Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares, the government-owned corporation, which also operates 22 other airports throughout Mexico.[5] In recent years Toluca Airport has become an alternate airport.[6]

This airport is served by 30 domestic and international passenger airlines and 17 cargo carriers. As the main hub for Mexico's largest airline Aeroméxico (with Aeroméxico Connect), the airport has become a SkyTeam hub. It is also a hub for Aeromar, Interjet, Volaris, and a focus city for VivaAerobus. On a typical day, more than 100,000 passengers[3] pass through the airport to and from more than 100 destinations on four continents. In 2018, the airport handled 47,700,547 passengers, a 6.6% increase compared to 2017.[7]

Operating near the limits of its capacity,[8] calls for replacing the airport were announced in September 2014, with the proposed location to be built 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) north-northeast of the current airport, east of Ecatepec.[9][10] In January 2019, construction of the new airport was cancelled.[11]


Located at the neighbourhood of Peñón de los Baños within Venustiano Carranza, one of the sixteen boroughs into which Mexico City is divided, the airport is 5 km (3.1 mi) east from Downtown Mexico City and is surrounded by the built-up areas of Gustavo A. Madero to the north and Venustiano Carranza to the west, south and east. As the airport is located on the east side of Mexico City and its runways run southwest-northeast, an airliner's landing approach is usually directly over the conurbation of Mexico City when the wind is from the northeast. Therefore, there is an important overflying problem and noise pollution.[12][13]



The original site, known as Llanos de Balbuena, had been used for aeronautical activities since 1910, when Alberto Braniff became the first to fly an aeroplane in Mexico, and in Latin America.[14][15] The flight was onboard of a Voisin biplane. On November 30, 1911, President Francisco I. Madero, was the first head of State in the world to fly onboard of a Deperdussin airplane piloted by Geo M. Dyott of Moisant International.[16][17] In 1915 the airport first opened as Balbuena Military Airport with five runways. Construction of a small civilian airport began in 1928. The first landing was on November 5, 1928, and regular service started in 1929, but was officially inaugurated on May 15, 1931. On July 8, 1943, the Official Gazette of the Federation published a decree that acknowledged Mexico City's Central Airport as an international airport, capable of managing international arrivals and departures of passengers and aircraft. Its first international route was to Los Angeles International Airport operated by Mexicana. Construction of Runway 05D-23I started six years later, as well as new facilities such as a platform, a terminal building, a control tower and offices for the authorities. The runway started its operations in 1951. On November 19, 1952, President Miguel Alemán opened the passenger terminal, which later became Terminal 1.[18]

In 1956 the airport had four runways in service: 05L-23R (2,720m long, 40m wide), 05R-23L (3,000m long, 45m wide), with electric lights for night-time service; 13-31 (2,300m long, 40m wide) which had been built to relieve 14-32, to which residential areas had encroached too closely; and 5 Auxiliar (759m long).[19]


On December 2, 1963, Walter C. Buchanan, former director of the Transport and Communications Department (SCT), changed the airport's name "Aeropuerto Central" (Central Airport) to "Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de México" (Mexico City International Airport).[20]

In the 1970s, president Luis Echeverría closed the two remaining shorter runways (13/31 and 5 Auxiliar); on the land of 13-31 a social housing complex was built, Unidad Fiviport.[21][22][23] leaving the two parallel runways. In 1980, the terminal was expanded to double its capacity, using a single large terminal rather than multiple terminals as in other airports. Ten years later in 1990, the mixed domestic/international gates were separated to increase the terminal's functionality, along with the separation of domestic and international check-in halls.[citation needed]

On November 24, 1978, the "Mexico" Control Tower began its operations; it has been in service since then.[20]

The AICM has continually improved its infrastructure. On August 15, 1979, and after about a year of remodeling works, the terminal building reopened to the public; the airport continued its operations during the renovation, which improved passenger transit with better space distribution in walkways and rooms.[24]

Due to constant growth in demand of both passengers and operations, on January 13, 1994, the Official Gazette of the Federation, published a presidential decree that prohibited general aviation operations in the AICM, which were moved to Toluca International Airport in order to clear air traffic in the capital's airport.[25]

Renovations to the AICM continued and on April 11, 1994, a new International Terminal building was ready and operational. It was built by a private contractor according to a co-investment agreement with Airports and Auxiliary Services. In 2001, in order to further improve service to passengers, construction for Module XI started. This Module permitted eight new contact positions in the Airport Terminal, capable of receiving eight regular airplanes, two wide-body, or four narrow-body aircraft.[26]

20032007 expansion

Because of the increasing traffic, president Vicente Fox announced the construction of a new, larger airport on 5,000 ha (12,000 acres) in the municipalities of Texcoco and San Salvador Atenco, but when local violent protests took place in 2002, the new airport was cancelled.[27] Instead, to respond to the growing demand and aiming to position the AICM as one of the greatest in terms of quality, services, security, and operational functionality, on May 30, 2003, the Federal Government announced an update: an extension to the air terminal in order to widen its service capacity from 20 million to 32 million passengers a year. This program was part of the Metropolitan Airport System, promoted by the Federal Administration. The Communications and Transportation Ministry (SCT), Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares (ASA) and AICM performed expansion and remodeling work on Terminal 1, over a surface area of 90,000 square metres (970,000 sq ft); 48,000 of which were new construction and 42,000 of which were remodeled. The renovations include new airline counters, commercial spaces and an elevator for people with disabilities, which improved the flow of passengers with domestic destinations.

Among other works performed in the international area, a long-distance bus terminal was built with connections to Puebla, Cuernavaca, Pachuca, Toluca, Querétaro and Orizaba. The new bus station has access to a food court and the international arrivals and departures area, as well as a pedestrian bridge that connects to "The Peñón de los Baños" neighbourhood.

The airport was formally named after the 19th-century president Benito Juárez in 2006.[28]

On November 15, 2007, Terminal 2 was opened, significantly increasing the airport's capacity. All SkyTeam members moved their operations to the new terminal, except Air France and KLM. It was officially inaugurated in March 2008, once the new road accesses and taxiways were finished. Terminal 2 increased the airport's contact positions by 40% and the operational capacity by 15%. The terminal was inaugurated by former President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa.[29]

Lack of capacity and slot restrictions

The airport has suffered from a lack of capacity due to restrictions on expansion, since it is located in a densely populated area. In 2014, Mexican authorities established and declared a maximum capacity of 61 operations per hour with a total of 16 rush hours (7:00 22:59).[30] Another issue with the airport is the limitation that its two runways provide, for this reason, only government, military, commercial and specially authorised aircraft are allowed to use the airport. Private aircraft must use alternate airports, such as Lic. Adolfo López Mateos International Airport in Toluca, General Mariano Matamoros Airport in Cuernavaca, or Hermanos Serdán International Airport in Puebla.

Failed attempt to replace the airport

Construction of a new Mexico City international airport was announced by Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto on September 2, 2014,[31] who said that it would be "emblemático": a national symbol, replacing the current Mexico City International Airport, which is at capacity. It was to have a single terminal of 6,000,000 square feet (560,000 m2) and six runways: two of 4.5 kilometres (2.8 mi; 15,000 ft) and four of 4 kilometres (2.5 mi; 13,000 ft). The architects were Sir Norman Foster and Fernando Romero, son-in-law of billionaire Carlos Slim and architect of the Soumaya Museum.[32][33]

Construction was to take eight years, costing 120 or 169 billion Mexican pesos, about 913 billion U.S. dollars, depending on the source, on land already owned by the federal government in the Zona Federal del Lago de Texcoco, between Ecatepec and Atenco in the State of Mexico, about 10 km northeast of the current airport.[34][35] The terminal was to be sustainable, aiming at a LEED Platinum certification.[36] The project was cancelled on October 30, 2018 following a referendum.[37] The costs of cancellation are estimated at over US$5 billion.[38]

Terminals and facilities


Mexico City International Airport has two passenger terminals. Terminal 1 is separated from Terminal 2 by the runways.

Terminal 1

Terminal 2

Terminal 2 was built over a surface area of 242,666.55m² and has modern security systems, in accordance with international standards including a passenger traffic separation systems. The new facility will help AICM increase its capacity to 32 million passengers per year.

Air operations in the new facilities began on November 15, 2007, with flights by Aeromar and Delta Air Lines, and later AeroMéxico, Copa, LAN and Continental Airlines. Terminal 2 was formally inaugurated by former Presidente Felipe Calderón Hinojosa on March 26, 2008.

These projects were done without affecting airplane takeoffs and landings, and will help Mexico City International Airport offer better services, and respond to the growing demand of passengers and operations in the coming years.

Terminal 2 now houses all Aeroméxico flights out of the airport, becoming the airline's main distribution centre. Although the terminal was intended to be served by all-SkyTeam member airlines, Air France and KLM decided to remain at Terminal 1.

Other facilities

Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares, a government-owned corporation that operates airports in Mexico, has its headquarters on the airport property.,[39] Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares.[40] The Aeromar headquarters are located in Hangar 7 in Zone D of the General Aviation Terminal of the airport.[41][42] Aviacsa had its headquarters in Hangar 1 in Zone C, but ceased operations on May 4, 2011.[43]

Airlines and destinations

The airport connects 52 domestic and 50 international destinations in Latin America, North America, Europe and Asia. Aeromexico serves the largest number of cities from any Latin American hub (80), 46 domestic and 34 international.[44] Most prominent foreign airlines are United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Avianca Holdings. Aeroméxico/Aeroméxico Connect operates the most departures from the airport followed by Interjet, Volaris, and Aeromar. Aeroméxico also operates to the most destinations followed by Interjet.


This table lists passengers flights served with a nonstop or direct flight with no change of aircraft carrying passengers originating in Mexico City according to the airlines' published schedules, unless otherwise noted.

AeromarAcapulco, Ciudad Victoria, Colima, Guadalajara, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Ixtepec, Lázaro Cárdenas, Manzanillo (begins March 2, 2020),[45] McAllen, Oaxaca, Piedras Negras, Poza Rica, Puerto Escondido, Puerto Vallarta, Querétaro (begins March 2, 2020),[46] Saltillo, San Luis Potosí, Tamuín, Tepic, Veracruz
Seasonal: Huatulco
AeroméxicoAcapulco, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bogotá, Buenos AiresEzeiza, Cancún, ChicagoO'Hare, Chihuahua, Culiacán, Detroit, Guadalajara, Guatemala City, Havana, Hermosillo, Las Vegas, León/El Bajío, Lima, LondonHeathrow, Los Angeles, Madrid, Mazatlán, MedellínJMC, Mérida, Mexicali, Miami, Monterrey, MontréalTrudeau, New YorkJFK, Orlando, ParisCharles de Gaulle, Puerto Vallarta, Quito, San Francisco, San José de Costa Rica, San José del Cabo, Santiago de Chile, Santo DomingoLas Américas, São PauloGuarulhos, Seattle/Tacoma, SeoulIncheon, Tijuana, TokyoNarita, TorontoPearson, Torreón/Gómez Palacio, Tuxtla Gutierrez, Vancouver, Villahermosa
Seasonal: Ciudad del Carmen, Ciudad Juárez, Denver, HoustonIntercontinental, Tapachula
Aeroméxico ConnectAcapulco, Aguascalientes, Austin, Campeche, Cancún, Chihuahua, Ciudad del Carmen, Ciudad Juárez, Ciudad Obregón, Culiacán, Dallas/Fort Worth, Durango, Guadalajara, Guatemala City, Hermosillo, HoustonIntercontinental, Huatulco, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, La Paz, León/El Bajío, Los Mochis, Managua, Manzanillo, Matamoros, Mazatlán, Mérida, Mexicali, Minatitlán/Coatzacoalcos, Monterrey, Morelia, Nuevo Laredo, Oaxaca, Panama City, Puerto Vallarta, Querétaro, Reynosa, San Antonio, San José del Cabo, San Luis Potosí, San Pedro Sula, San Salvador, Tampico, Tapachula, Tijuana, Torreón/Gómez Palacio, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Veracruz, Villahermosa, Zacatecas
Air CanadaVancouver
Air Canada Rouge TorontoPearson
Seasonal: MontréalTrudeau
Air FranceParisCharles de Gaulle
All Nippon AirwaysTokyoNarita
American AirlinesCharlotte, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, PhoenixSky Harbor
Avianca El SalvadorSan Salvador
Avianca PeruLima
British AirwaysLondonHeathrow
Copa AirlinesPanama City
Cubana de AviaciónHavana (suspended)[47]
Delta Air LinesAtlanta, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New YorkJFK, Salt Lake City
EmiratesBarcelona, DubaiInternational
InterjetAcapulco, Bogotá, Campeche, Cancún, Cartagena, Chetumal, ChicagoO'Hare, Chihuahua, Ciudad del Carmen, Ciudad Juárez, Cozumel, Culiacán, Dallas/Fort Worth, Guadalajara, Guatemala City, Guayaquil, Havana, Hermosillo, HoustonIntercontinental, Huatulco, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Las Vegas, León/El Bajío, Lima, Los Angeles, Mazatlán, MedellínJMC, Mérida, Miami, Monterrey, MontréalTrudeau, New YorkJFK, Oaxaca, Orlando, Palenque, Puerto Escondido, Puerto Vallarta, Quito, San Antonio, San José de Costa Rica, San José del Cabo, San Salvador, Santa Clara, Tampico, Tijuana, TorontoPearson, Torreón/Gómez Palacio, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Vancouver, Veracruz, Villahermosa
Seasonal: Varadero
LATAM BrasilSão PauloGuarulhos
LATAM ChileSantiago de Chile
LATAM PerúLima
LufthansaFrankfurt, Munich
MagnichartersCancún, Huatulco, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Mérida, Puerto Vallarta, San José del Cabo
Seasonal: Cozumel, Manzanillo
Turkish AirlinesIstanbul1
United AirlinesChicagoO'Hare, HoustonIntercontinental, Newark, San Francisco, WashingtonDulles
VivaAerobusCancún, Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez, Culiacán, Guadalajara, Hermosillo, Huatulco, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Las Vegas, Mazatlán, Mérida, Monterrey, New YorkJFK, Oaxaca, Puerto Escondido, Puerto Vallarta, Reynosa, San José del Cabo, Tijuana, Torreón/Gómez Palacio, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Villahermosa, Zacatecas
Charter: Havana, Varadero
VolarisAcapulco, Aguascalientes, Cancún, Chetumal, ChicagoO'Hare, Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez, Ciudad Obregón, Colima, Cozumel, Culiacán, Denver, Durango, Guadalajara, Hermosillo, Huatulco, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, La Paz, Las Vegas, León/El Bajío, Los Angeles, Los Mochis, Mazatlán, Mérida, Mexicali, Miami, Monterrey, Oakland, Oaxaca, Orlando, Puerto Escondido, Puerto Vallarta, San Antonio, San José del Cabo, San Luis Potosí, San Salvador, Tapachula, Tepic, Tijuana, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Veracruz
Volaris Costa RicaGuatemala City, San José de Costa Rica

^1 Turkish Airlines's flight from Mexico City to Istanbul makes a stop in Cancún, however the airline doesn't have local traffic rights between Mexico City and Cancún.

Other Services

In addition to the scheduled airlines above, Mexico City airport is used by some further airlines for chartered flights including:


As of January 2020, Mexico City airport is served by 21 cargo airlines flying directly to Europe, Central, North and South America, Middle East, Africa and East Asia. The following airlines operate the scheduled destinations below.

ABX AirCincinnati, Guadalajara, Los Angeles
AeroUnionChicagoO'Hare, Cincinnati, Guadalajara, León/El Bajío, Los Angeles, Miami, Monterrey
Air France CargoAtlanta, Guadalajara, HoustonIntercontinental, ParisCharles de Gaulle, Porto
Amerijet InternationalMiami
Atlas AirHuntsville
Avianca CargoBogotá
CAL Cargo Air LinesLiège
CargoLogicAirAtlanta, Frankfurt, London-Stansted
CargoluxDallas/Fort Worth, HoustonIntercontinental, Los Angeles, Luxembourg, New YorkJFK
Cargolux ItaliaMilanMalpensa
Cathay Pacific CargoAnchorage, Guadalajara, Hong Kong, Los Angeles
DHL Aviation Cincinnati, Guadalajara, Los Angeles
Seasonal: Guatemala City
Emirates SkyCargoCopenhagen, DubaiAl Maktoum, Frankfurt, HoustonIntercontinental, Los Angeles, Quito, Zaragoza
Estafeta Air CargoSan Luis Potosí, Villahermosa
Seasonal: Mérida
Ethiopian Airlines CargoAddis Ababa, Los Angeles, Zaragoza
IAG CargoMadrid
Lufthansa CargoChicago O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Frankfurt, Guadalajara, New YorkJFK
Mas AirBogotá, CampinasViracopos, Caracas, Guadalajara, Guatemala City, Los Angeles, Manaus, Mérida, Miami, San José de Costa Rica
Qatar Airways CargoAtlanta, Doha, HoustonIntercontinental, Liège, Los Angeles, Luxembourg, Macau, ParisCharles de Gaulle, Zaragoza
Turkish Airlines CargoBogotá, Curaçao, HoustonIntercontinental, IstanbulAtatürk, Maastricht, Madrid
UPS AirlinesLouisville

Airlines providing on-demand cargo services

Traffic statistics

In 2018, Mexico City International Airport moved 47,700,547 passengers, making it the busiest airport in Latin America in terms of total passengers. It registered a year-to-year increase of 6.6%.[7]

In terms of international passengers, it is the busiest airport in Latin America with 17,204,824 passengers.[3]

The airport is the busiest in Latin America by aircraft movements with 24% more operations than Bogotá-El Dorado[48] and 44.65% more than São Paulo-Guarulhos.[49] It is the 15th busiest airport in the world in terms of aircraft departures.[50] In 2018, the airport handled 458,588 aircraft operations, an average of 1,256 operations per day.[7]

Regarding cargo, the airport is also the busiest in the country and the second busiest in Latin America, after El Dorado International Airport[48] in Bogotá. During 2018, it moved 581,675.28 tons, an annual increase of 8.27%. The net growth of 44,000 tons was the biggest in the region.[7]

Mexico City Airport Passengers 19902019 (millions)
Updated: January 29, 2020.

Cargo [metric tons]
Year Domestic % change International % change Total % change
2019 104,832.5 3.0 451,309.8 6.0 556,142.3 4.4
2018 101,774.72 2.49 479,900.56 9.58 581,675.28 8.27
2017 99,303.94 8.15 437,958.75 11.83 537,262.69 11.13
2016 91,820.00 11.84 391,613.40 7.35 483,433.40 8.17
2015 82,100.42 21.92 364,814.69 10.14 446,915.11 12.13
2014 67,341.85 5.75 331,214.62 5.85 398,556.47 5.83
2013 63,678.54 19.05 312,911.31 1.71 376,589.85 5.15
2012 78,666.10 4.01 318,351.98 3.38 397,018.08 3.51
2011 81,953.37 3.41 329,502.22 6.90 411,455.59 4.68
2010 84,846.88 1.01 308,228.992 29.98 393,075.87 22.40
2009 83,999.43 13.47 237,134.01 15.01 321,133.44 14.61
2008 97,070.08 - 279,025.63 - 376,095.71 -
Busiest routes, 2019
(includes traffic in both directions)
Rank Airport Passengers
1 Cancún, Quintana Roo 5,009,235 4,990,647 0 Aeroméxico, Interjet, Magnicharters, VivaAerobus, Volaris
2 Monterrey, Nuevo León 3,601,937 3,452,421 0.04 Aeroméxico, Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris
3 Guadalajara, Jalisco 3,386,521 3,167,438 0.06 Aeromar, Aeroméxico, Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris
4 Tijuana, Baja California 2,151,343 1,964,460 0.09 Aeroméxico, Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris
5 Mérida, Yucatán 1,851,414 1,686,256 0.09 Aeroméxico, Interjet, Magnicharters, VivaAerobus, Volaris
6 Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco 1,094,694 956,419 0.13 Aeromar, Aeroméxico, Interjet, Magnicharters, VivaAerobus, Volaris
7 Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas 981,008 931,000 0.05 Aeroméxico, Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris
8 San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur 971,016 844,785 0.13 Aeroméxico, Interjet, Magnicharters, VivaAerobus, Volaris
9 Hermosillo, Sonora 837,470 749,957 0.1 2 Aeroméxico, Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris
10 Chihuahua, Chihuahua 823,872 769,778 0.07 Aeroméxico, Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris
11 Villahermosa, Tabasco 822,731 805,807 0.02 2 Aeroméxico, Interjet, VivaAerobus
12 Oaxaca, Oaxaca 760,500 644,544 0.15 Aeromar, Aeroméxico, Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris
13 Culiacán, Sinaloa 681,165 593,181 0.13 1 Aeroméxico, Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris
14 Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua 679,749 556,245 0.18 2 Aeroméxico, Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris
15 Huatulco, Oaxaca 654,254 606,160 0.07 2 Aeromar, Aeroméxico, Interjet, Magnicharters, VivaAerobus, Volaris
16 Veracruz, Veracruz 633,761 560,474 0.12 1 Aeromar, Aeroméxico, Interjet, Volaris
17 Acapulco, Guerrero 577,426 476,406 0.17 1 Aeromar, Aeroméxico, Interjet, Volaris
18 León/El Bajío, Guanajuato 532,619 469,675 0.12 1 Aeroméxico, Interjet, Volaris
19 Torreón/Gómez Palacio, Coahuila 505,289 506,486 0 2 Aeroméxico, Interjet, VivaAerobus
20 Mazatlán, Sinaloa 472,728 445,281 0.06 Aeroméxico, Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris
21 Mexicali, Baja California 457,377 390,041 0.15 1 Aeroméxico, Volaris
22 Tampico, Tamaulipas 418,907 417,690 0 1 Aeroméxico, Interjet
23 Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes 399,063 345,992 0.13 Aeroméxico, Volaris
24 La Paz, Baja California Sur 395,915 309,462 0.22 4 Aeroméxico, Volaris
25 Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca 355,029 271,937 0.23 4 Aeromar, Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris
26 Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Guerrero 345,297 320,111 0.07 Aeromar, Aeroméxico, Interjet, Magnicharters, VivaAerobus, Volaris
27 Chetumal, Quintana Roo 343,337 318,923 0.07 Interjet, Volaris
28 Tapachula, Chiapas 333,272 320,797 0.04 3 Aeroméxico, Volaris
29 San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí 306,395 323,862 0.06 5 Aeromar, Aeroméxico, Volaris
30 Reynosa, Tamaulipas 289,380 269,898 0.07 Aeroméxico, VivaAerobus

(includes traffic in both directions)
Rank Airport Passengers
1 Los Angeles, USA 1,044,786 1,236,168 0.18 Aeroméxico, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Interjet, Volaris
2 New YorkJFK, USA 1,037,259 1,009,024 0.03 1 Aeroméxico, Delta Air Lines, Interjet, VivaAerobus
3 Madrid, Spain 880,988 779,777 0.11 2 Aeroméxico, Iberia
4 Bogotá, Colombia 866,896 849,590 0.02 Aeroméxico, Avianca, Interjet, Wingo
5 HoustonIntercontinental, USA 831,729 1,049,838 0.26 3 Aeroméxico, Interjet, United Airlines
6 Miami, USA 770,177 663,277 0.14 Aeroméxico, American Airlines, Interjet, Volaris
7 Lima, Peru 712,003 630,227 0.11 2 Aeroméxico, Avianca Peru, Interjet, LATAM Perú
8 Dallas/Fort Worth, USA 703,307 658,552 0.06 1 Aeroméxico, American Airlines, Interjet
9 ChicagoOHare, USA 663,715 649,473 0.02 1 Aeroméxico, Interjet, United Airlines, Volaris
10 Paris-Charles de Gaulle, France 569,693 506,519 0.11 1 Aeroméxico, Air France
11 Panama City-Tocumen, Panama 551,599 522,505 0.05 1 Aeroméxico, Copa Airlines
12 Toronto-Pearson, Canada 483,115 453,353 0.06 1 Aeroméxico, Air Canada Rouge, Interjet
13 Guatemala City, Guatemala 475,680 454,479 0.04 1 Aeroméxico, Interjet, Volaris Costa Rica
14 Havana, Cuba 468,884 423,135 0.1 3 Aeroméxico, Cubana de Aviación, Interjet, VivaAerobus
15 Orlando, USA 455,747 443,465 0.03 1 Aeroméxico, Interjet, Volaris
16 Las Vegas, USA 423,377 432,984 0.02 Aeroméxico, Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris
17 Atlanta, USA 416,177 416,570 0 1 Delta Air Lines
18 San José, Costa Rica 405,674 392,136 0.03 1 Aeroméxico, Interjet, Volaris Costa Rica
19 San Francisco, USA 404,792 436,078 0.08 4 Aeroméxico, United Airlines
20 Vancouver, Canada 360,060 357,029 0.01 Aeroméxico, Air Canada, Interjet
21 Amsterdam, Netherlands 347,538 333,992 0.04 Aeroméxico, KLM
22 São PauloGuarulhos, Brazil 324,830 326,023 0 Aeroméxico, LATAM Brasil
23 MontréalTrudeau, Canada 318,031 267,126 0.16 1 Aeroméxico, Air Canada Rouge, Interjet
24 San Salvador, El Salvador 306,330 195,438 0.36 6 Aeroméxico, Avianca El Salvador, Interjet, Volaris
25 Santiago, Chile 295,650 289,167 0.02 2 Aeroméxico, LATAM Chile
26 San Antonio, USA 292,894 255,471 0.13 1 Aeroméxico, Interjet, Volaris
27 LondonHeathrow, UK 259,692 252,446 0.03 1 Aeroméxico, British Airways
28 TokyoNarita, Japan 233,723 219,158 0.06 Aeroméxico, All Nippon Airways
29 Frankfurt, Germany 221,581 220,346 0.01 2 Lufthansa
30 New YorkNewark, USA 214,524 171,578 0.2 1 United Airlines

Inter-terminal transportation

Terminal 1 is connected to Terminal 2 by the Aerotrén monorail system in which only connecting passengers with hand baggage are allowed to use with their boarding pass. Technical and cabin crew can also use it. The distance between the terminals is 3 km (1.9 mi). and the Airtrain's speed is 45 km/h (28 mph). Also there is a land service between terminals called "inter-terminal transportation". These buses are located at entrance no. 6 of Terminal 1 and entrance no. 4 of Terminal 2.[53]

Ground transportation

Metro and bus services

Terminal 1 is served by the Terminal Aérea Metro station, which belongs to Line 5 of the subway, running from Pantitlán station to Politécnico station. It is located just outside the national terminal. Also, trolley bus line G runs from the bus stop next to the Metro to Boulevard Puerto Aéreo station 1.7 km (1.1 mi) away, allowing transfer to Metro Line 1 (one can also take line 5 to Pantitlán and change to line 1, which is a geographical detour). Terminal 2 does not have any Metro station, but is a 700 m (2,300 ft) walk from Pantitlán served by Metro lines 1, 5, 9, A and numerous local buses.

Terminals 1 and 2 have two land terminals operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Different bus lines operate from here [2], and provide continuous transportation services to the main cities located around Mexico City, such as Córdoba, Cuernavaca, Pachuca, Puebla, Querétaro, Tlaxcala and Toluca.


In late 2010, former Head of Government of the Federal District Marcelo Ebrard announced a plan to build a new Metrobús Line 4 that would run from near Buenavista Station in the west of the city towards Mexico City airport. Construction on Line 4 started on July 4, 2011. The plans for Line 4 include a two step construction process with the first 28 km (17 mi) operational segment to be built between Buenavista and Metro San Lázaro. An extension provides travel between San Lázaro and the airport. The line opened on April 1, 2012.

Service Destinations [departing from the airport] Operator
Metro San Lázaro, TAPO bus station, Historic Centre, Metro Buenavista, Buenavista Station Metrobús, a government-owned corporation.
Authorised taxis

Taxis are in operation in Terminals 1 and 2 and there are two models of service: Ordinary service in a sedan type vehicle for 4 passengers. Executive service in 8 passengers vans. At present there are 5 taxi groups in operation. These are the only taxis authorised by the Ministry of Communications and Transport (SCT) of the Federal Government.

Accidents and incidents

See also



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