Los Cabos International Airport

Los Cabos International Airport

Aeropuerto Internacional de Los Cabos
Airport typePublic
OperatorGrupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico
ServesLos Cabos
LocationSan José del Cabo,
Los Cabos Municipality,
Baja California Sur state,
Elevation AMSL374 ft / 114 m
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16/34 3,000 9,843 Asphalt
Statistics (2020)
Total Passengers3,064,200
Ranking in Mexico6th
Source: Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico

Los Cabos International Airport (IATA: SJD, ICAO: MMSD) is the sixth-busiest airport in Mexico and one of 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.



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

The airport handled 5,339,316 in 2019 and 3,064,200 passengers in 2020, 60% of them from international destinations.[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]

In November 2019, British Carrier TUI Airways, commenced flights to and from London's Gatwick Airport, thus being the first European carrier to fly in and out of the Los Cabos area. This flight is flown on a Boeing 787.


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).


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

Airlines and destinations

Aeroméxico Guadalajara, Mexico City
Aeroméxico Connect Mexico City
Aero Pacífico Culiacán, Los Mochis
Air Canada Seasonal: Calgary, Toronto–Pearson, Vancouver
Alaska Airlines Los Angeles, Portland (OR), San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose (CA), Seattle/Tacoma
American Airlines Austin (resumes October 7, 2021),[3] Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Phoenix–Sky Harbor
Seasonal: Charlotte, Chicago–O'Hare, New York–JFK, Sacramento
Calafia Airlines Guadalajara, Loreto, Tijuana
Delta Air Lines Atlanta, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Seattle/Tacoma
Seasonal: Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York–JFK
Frontier Airlines Las Vegas
JetBlue Los Angeles, New York–JFK
Magni Mazatlán, Mexico City, Monterrey
Seasonal: Puerto Vallarta
Southwest Airlines Denver, Houston–Hobby, Oakland (resumes November 13, 2021),[4] Orange County, Phoenix–Sky Harbor, Sacramento, San Diego
Spirit Airlines Seasonal: Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston–Intercontinental, Los Angeles
Sun Country Airlines Seasonal: Dallas/Fort Worth, Las Vegas, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Portland (OR), San Diego
Sunwing Airlines Seasonal: Regina, Saskatoon (both begin December 16, 2021)[5]
United Airlines Denver, Houston–Intercontinental, Newark
Seasonal: Chicago–O'Hare, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington–Dulles
United Express Seasonal: Houston–Intercontinental
VivaAerobús Culiacán, Mexico City, Monterrey, Tijuana, Toluca/Mexico City
Seasonal: Cincinnati, Guadalajara, Hermosillo
Volaris Chihuahua (suspended),[6] Culiacán, Guadalajara, León/El Bajío, Mexico City, Monterrey, Puebla (suspended),[6] Tijuana
Seasonal charter: Atlanta
WestJet Calgary, Vancouver
Seasonal: Edmonton, Kelowna, Victoria



See source Wikidata query and sources .

Busiest Routes

Busiest domestic routes at Los Cabos International Airport (2020)[7]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Mexico City, Mexico City 299,004 Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, Magni, VivaAerobús, Volaris
2  Jalisco, Guadalajara 115,024 Aeroméxico, Calafia Airlines, Interjet, VivaAerobús, Volaris
3  Baja California, Tijuana 92,831 Calafia Airlines, VivaAerobús, Volaris
4  Nuevo León, Monterrey 37,590 Magni, VivaAerobús, Volaris
5  Sinaloa, Culiacán 34,391 Aero Pacífico, VivaAerobús, Volaris
6  Guanajuato, León 12,472 Volaris
7  Sinaloa, Mazatlán 9,014 Magni
8  Sonora, Hermosillo 6,193 1 VivaAerobús
9  Jalisco, Puerto Vallarta 947 2 Magni
Busiest international routes at Los Cabos International Airport (2020)[7]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  United States, Los Angeles 152,706 Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines
2  United States, Dallas 129,328 American Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Sun Country Airlines
3  United States, Houston[Note 1] 94,783 Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, United Express
4  United States, Phoenix–Sky Harbor 74,218 American Airlines, Southwest Airlines
5  United States, Denver 51,992 3 Southwest Airlines, United Airlines
6  United States, San Francisco 50,802 Alaska Airlines, United Airlines
7  United States, Seattle 43,929 6 Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines
8  United States, San Diego 43,718 3 Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Sun Country Airlines
9  United States, Chicago[Note 2] 41,345 2 American Airlines, United Airlines
10  United States, San Jose 26,017 Alaska Airlines
11  United States, Atlanta 25,967 Delta Air Lines, Volaris
12  Canada, Calgary 22,717 3 Air Canada, WestJet
13  Canada, Vancouver 22,589 1 Air Canada, WestJet
14  United States, Minneapolis 20,978 4 Delta Air Lines, Sun Country Airlines
15  United States, Portland 17,474 5 Alaska Airlines, Sun Country Airlines


  1. ^ Official statistics include airports George Bush and Hobby.
  2. ^ Official statistics include airports O'Hare and Midway.


See also


  1. ^ "Traffic Report" . Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico. January 2021. Retrieved February 5, 2021.
  2. ^ "Hurricane Odile: Mexico begins airlifts of tourists stranded in Los Cabos" . The Guardian. September 2014. Retrieved January 21, 2017.
  3. ^ "American Gives Customers More Choices with More Flights from Austin" . American Airlines. June 2021. Retrieved June 13, 2021.
  4. ^ "Expanding our Heart" (PDF). Southwest Airlines. Retrieved June 11, 2021.
  5. ^ "Sunwing announces convenient weekly flights from Regina and Saskatoon this winter" . Intrado. June 2021. Retrieved June 23, 2021.
  6. ^ a b "We are flying to all our destinations" . Volaris. June 2021. Retrieved Jun 12, 2021.
  7. ^ a b "Traffic Statistics by Airline" (in Spanish). Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2021. Retrieved February 5, 2021.

External links

Categories: Airports in Baja California Sur | Los Cabos Municipality (Baja California Sur) | WAAS reference stations

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