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Los Cabos International Airport


Los Cabos International Airport

Los Cabos International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional de Los Cabos


SJD is located in Baja California Sur
Location of airport in Baja California Sur
Airport type Public
Operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico
Location San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur
Elevation AMSL 374 ft / 114 m
Direction Length Surface
ft m
16/34 9,843 3,000 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Total Passengers 3,285,100 3.02%
Source: Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico

Los Cabos International Airport (ICAO: MMSD) is the seventh busiest airport in Mexico, located at San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico. The airport serves Los Cabos area: San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas. This airport has three terminals with 4 concourses. Terminal 1 serves both domestic and international operations for various air carriers while Terminal 3 services Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines and other seasonal international carriers. From September 2011 until January 2012, the airport temporarily gained nonstop service to Asia with flights to Shanghai, China.

The airport handled 3,387,400 passengers in 2013, and 3,285,100 passengers in 2014. 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.[1] As of September 20, all of the people stranded in Cabo San Lucas were back in their hometowns.


  • Architecture 1
  • Terminals 2
    • Terminal 1 2.1
    • Terminal 2 2.2
    • Terminal 3 2.3
    • Terminal 4 2.4
  • Airlines and destinations 3
  • Statistics 4
  • Facilities 5
    • Hotels 5.1
    • Restaurants 5.2
    • Airport Transportation 5.3
    • Parking 5.4
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


The architect of the 1997 new Los Cabos International Airport, its renovation, expansion and extended facilities, 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 built square meters 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.


The name of the airport displayed over the exit of the international arrivals exit terminal.
Terminal 2.
Aeroméxico Boeing 767-300 at Terminal 1
American Airlines plane, after a flight from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
Terminal Layout (After T4 is completed)
Airport's Runway.
Airport's Control Tower.
Restaurants and stores at Terminal.

Terminal 1

Terminal 1 operates both domestic and international flights.

Terminal 2

Terminal 2 operates international flights only and has 10 gates.

Terminal 3

Terminal 3 is presently not being used during current phase of Terminal 4 construction. Flights have been moved back to Terminal 1 or 2 and still working.

Terminal 4

Terminal 4 is the International terminal at Los Cabos International Airport, all airlines that fly internationally operate out of T2, with the exception of United. The terminal has a duty-free shop and various shops including Starbucks, Sbarro, Subway, and other restaurants. The terminal has four jet bridges, arrivals go down stairs to a large customs facility. Departures go from the main room to the gate and onto the aircraft.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations Terminal
Aeroméxico Mexico City 1
Aeroméxico Connect Mexico City 1
Air Canada Seasonal: Calgary, Vancouver 1
Air Canada Rouge Seasonal: Toronto-Pearson 1
Air Transat Seasonal: Calgary, Montréal-Trudeau, Saskatoon, Toronto-Pearson, Vancouver 1
Alaska Airlines Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose (CA)
Seasonal: Portland (OR), Seattle/Tacoma
American Airlines Charlotte, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Phoenix
Seasonal: Chicago-O'Hare
1, 2
Apple Vacations
operated by Frontier Airlines
Seasonal: Kansas City[2] 2
Delta Air Lines Atlanta, Salt Lake City
Seasonal: Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK, San Diego, Seattle/Tacoma
Delta Connection Salt Lake City 2
Frontier Airlines Seasonal: Denver 2
Interjet Guadalajara, Mexico City, Toluca/Mexico City 1
Magni Mazatlán, Mexico City 1
Southwest Airlines Baltimore, Denver, Houston-Hobby, Orange County
Seasonal: Austin
Spirit Airlines Houston–Intercontinental, San Diego 2
Sun Country Airlines Seasonal: Minneapolis/St. Paul[3] 1
Sunwing Airlines Seasonal: Calgary, Edmonton, Montréal-Trudeau, Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto-Pearson, Vancouver, Victoria, Winnipeg 2
United Airlines Houston-Intercontinental, Los Angeles, Newark
Seasonal: Austin, Chicago-O'Hare, San Francisco, Washington-Dulles
United Express Houston-Intercontinental 1
Virgin America San Francisco 2
VivaAerobus Culiacán, Guadalajara, Monterrey
Seasonal: Mexico City
Volaris Culiacán, Guadalajara, Mexico City, Monterrey, Tijuana 1
WestJet Calgary, Vancouver
Seasonal: Edmonton, Kelowna, Toronto-Pearson (begins 19 December 2015),[4] Winnipeg


Busiest domestic routes at Los Cabos International Airport (2014)
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Distrito Federal (México), Mexico City 210,976 Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, Magnicharters, VivaAerobus, Volaris
2  Jalisco, Guadalajara 102,914 Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris
3  Baja California, Tijuana 36,023 Volaris
4  Nuevo León, Monterrey 33,959 1 Aeroméxico Conect, VivaAerobus, Volaris
5  México (state), Toluca 29,017 1 Interjet
6  Sinaloa, Culiacán 21,006 VivaAerobus, Volaris
7  Sinaloa, Mazatlán 4,900 Magni
8  Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez 205
9  Jalisco, Puerto Vallarta 125
10  Guerrero, Acapulco 104
Busiest international routes at Los Cabos International Airport (2014)[5]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  United States, Los Angeles 196,982 Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines
2  United States, Phoenix 131,310 US Airways
3  United States, Dallas 121,640 1 American Airlines, Spirit Airlines
4  United States, San Diego 107,405 1 Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Spirit Airlines
5  United States, San Francisco 106,596 2 Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin America
6  Houston 87,436 United Airlines, United Express
7  United States, Denver 63,191 Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines
8  United States, Orange County 44,703 Southwest Airlines
9  United States, Chicago 40,382 1 American Airlines, United Airlines
10  Canada, Calgary 35,073 1 Air Canada, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet


  • The trans Road has become a commercial center which include the following establishments.


  • Best Western Aeropuerto
  • Mayan Palace
  • Playa Grande
  • Pueblo Bonito


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

Airport Transportation

  • Cabo Shuttle Services Private and shared shuttles to and from the airport.
  • Cabo Airport Shuttle Private and shared shuttles.
  • Eco Baja Tours Transportation to and from La Paz, Los Barriles and Todos Santos.
  • Los Cabos Express Limos and Buses from airport.
  • Los Cabos First Class Vans and limousines transportation.
  • Ruta del Desierto Buses to several destinations.
  • Shuttle in Cabo Vans, cars and limousines.
  • Baja Cabo Transportation Round Trip Transportation to Baja SUR from/to SJD


  • 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


  1. ^ - Hurricane Odile: Mexico begins airlifts of tourists stranded in Los Cabos
  2. ^
  3. ^
  4. ^ "WestJet Adds New Winter Routes from Dec 2015". Airline Route. July 2015. Retrieved August 11, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Air Operational Statistics". Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2014. Retrieved March 27, 2015. 

External links

  • Los Cabos International Airport
  • Airport information for MMSD at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
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