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Tuxtla Gutiérrez International Airport

Ángel Albino Corzo International Airport

Aeropuerto Internacional Ángel Albino Corzo
Ángel Albino Corzo International Airport - View from Runway.jpg
Airport typePublic
OperatorGrupo Aeroportuario de Chiapas
ServesTuxtla Gutiérrez
LocationChiapa de Corzo, Chiapas, Mexico
Elevation AMSL457 m / 1,499 ft
Coordinates16°33′49″N 093°01′21″W / 16.56361°N 93.02250°W / 16.56361; -93.02250
TGZ is located in Chiapas
TGZ is located in Mexico
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 2,500 8,202 Concrete
Statistics (2018)
Aircraft Operations17,832
Ranking in Mexico14th Steady

Ángel Albino Corzo International Airport (IATA: TGZ, ICAO: MMTG) (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional Ángel Albino Corzo), also known as Tuxtla Gutierrez International Airport, is an international airport serving the Mexican municipality of Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas. It handles air traffic for the city of Tuxtla Gutiérrez and central Chiapas, including the popular tourist destination of San Cristóbal de las Casas.

It was inaugurated by President Vicente Fox and by the State's Governor Pablo Salazar Mendiguchía on June 27, 2006,[2] replacing the Francisco Sarabia National Airport. It is operated by Grupo Aeroportuario de Chiapas, a government-owned corporation.

The airport has capacity to handle 350 daily operations and 850,000 passengers per year,[2] it comprises a concrete runway, a parallel taxiway, several hangars, a commercial aviation apron, a general aviation apron, a military base, and a state-of-the-art commercial terminal equipped with six glass jetways, two of which are capable of handling medium-large airliners such as the Boeing 767 and Airbus A330. To improve the airport's capacity, the check-in and boarding gates areas will be expanded in 2017 to accommodate up to 140,000 passengers per month.[3]

According to official statistics provided by Secretariat of Communications and Transportation, in 2018 the airport handled 1,388,706 passengers, an increase of 3.45% from 2016. It is among the fastest growing airports in Mexico, the busiest in the Southwestern region and the 14th in the country.[1] The airport reached the million-passenger milestone for the first time on November 28, 2015.[4]

Airlines and destinations

Aeroméxico Seasonal: Mexico City
Aeroméxico Connect Mexico City
Calafia Airlines Guadalajara, Puebla
Interjet Mexico City
Magni Seasonal: Monterrey
VivaAerobus Cancún, Guadalajara, Mérida, Mexico City, Monterrey, Puebla
Volaris Cancún, Guadalajara, Mexico City, Tijuana

Traffic statistics

Operations, Passengers and Cargo at Tuxtla Gutiérrez International Airport
Year Passenger Traffic Cargo Traffic (Tons) Aircraft Operations
2006 334,181 571 7,649
2007 704,903 1,312 13,756
2008 788,486 1,099 15,862
2009 663,479 1,001 12,832
2010 650,053 1,081 12,367
2011 803,611 1,046 14,182
2012 786,829 1,284 15,674
2013 855,073 901 15,930
2014 928,243 1,164 17,980
2015 1,121,332 1,132 18,067
2016 1,272,689 1,236 19,325
2017  1,342,345 1,346  20,151
2018 1,388,706 1,287 17,832
An Interjet A320 on the tarmac.
An OCC bus at the airport.
Last waiting hall at the Airport.
Inside of the Airport.

Busiest routes

Busiest domestic routes at Tuxtla Gutiérrez International Airport (2018)[5]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Mexico City, Mexico City 460,848 Steady Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris
2  Quintana Roo, Cancún 69,209 Steady VivaAerobus, Volaris
3  Jalisco, Guadalajara 69,046 Increase 1 Calafia Airlines, VivaAerobus, Volaris
4  Nuevo León, Monterrey 55,981 Decrease 1 Magni, VivaAerobus
5  Yucatán, Mérida 13,875 Steady VivaAerobus
6  Puebla, Puebla 5,653 Increase 6 Calafia Airlines, VivaAerobus
7  Baja California, Tijuana 3,403 Volaris
8  Oaxaca, Oaxaca 1,968 Decrease 1 Aeromar
9  Chiapas, Palenque 1,625 Increase 6 Calafia Airlines
10  Tabasco, Villahermosa 378 Decrease 2 Aeromar

See also


  1. ^ a b "Traffic Statistics by Airline". Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. Retrieved January 25, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Tuxtla Gutierrez International Airport" (Web). Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares. Retrieved February 28, 2017.
  3. ^ "Un vistazo al proyecto de ampliación del Aeropuerto Internacional 'Ángel Albino Corzo' (in Spanish)" (Web). Tinta Fresca. Retrieved February 28, 2017.
  4. ^ "Tuxtla Gutierrez airport reaches a million passengers (in Spanish)" (Web). Grupo En Concreto. November 2015. Retrieved 2015-12-03.
  5. ^ "Traffic Statistics by Airline" (in Spanish). Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2019. Retrieved May 7, 2019.

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