Monterrey International Airport

Monterrey International Airport

Aeropuerto Internacional de Monterrey
Airport typePublic
OperatorGrupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte
ServesMonterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
LocationApodaca, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Hub for
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL1,280 ft / 390 m
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 3,000 9,843 Asphalt
16/34 1,801 5,909 Asphalt
Statistics (2020)
Total Passengers4,994,170
Ranking in Mexico5th 1
Source: Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte

Monterrey International Airport, (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional de Monterrey, IATA: MTY, ICAO: MMMY), ceremonial name General Mariano Escobedo International Airport, is an international airport located in Apodaca, Nuevo León, Mexico. Together with Del Norte International Airport, the airport handles domestic and international operations for the city of Monterrey and its metropolitan area.

The airport serves as a hub for Aeroméxico,[1] Magnicharters, and VivaAerobus, and a focus city for Interjet and Volaris. Airport terminals were renovated and expanded in 2003 and 2007.

There are almost 300 daily flights to more than 35 destinations in Mexico, United States and Latin America. With the highest traffic in northern Mexico, Monterrey International Airport is also Mexico's 5th and Latin America's 12th busiest airport. It had one of the fastest influx growth in recent years; but as a result of the COVID-19 contingencies, it handled 4,994,170 passengers in 2020, a decrease of 55.32% from 2019, that received 11,176,555 passengers.[2]


Terminal configurations

Terminal A

Terminal A consists of a building comprising check-in facilities, baggage claiming, shopping areas, restaurants, customs, airport and airline offices, as many other services, while the satellite building connected via tunnels comprises all the VIP and waiting lounges, migration among other services as well as obviously the boarding gates. The Satellite building, is divided into two concourses, North Concourse for domestic flights (Gates A1-A15), while South Concourse comprises all the international flights that operate into the airport (Gates B3-B8). Several flights are delayed day by day due to the lack of free contact and even remote positions, as the ones capable of handling large aircraft such as the Boeing 787. Nevertheless, Terminal C and Terminal B work as a relief system for this terminal. There are future plans to remodel and expand the Satellite building, adding at least 4 new jetways and 3 remote positions.

Terminal B

Terminal B is considered as the second most modern air facility in the country (only behind the Mexico City's Terminal 2), it was opened in September 2010. The terminal comprise 8 gates, 6 of which are equipped with jetways and 2 apron-doors which might be used by Aeroméxico's feeder airline Aeroméxico Connect. The terminal house all operations of the SkyTeam member airlines, similar to Terminal 2 in Mexico City International Airport. The airport terminal is able to handle up to 2 million passengers per year, and allows the airport to free some slots for new airlines to operate into Terminal A.

Terminal C

Terminal C, inaugurated on November 30, 2006, houses the operations from low-cost carrier serving the airport, VivaAerobus. This terminal works completely independent to Terminal A, opposite to Terminal B functionality.

Air Cargo Terminal

"Air Cargo Terminal' was recently launched and has 6 hectares (15 acres) for operations. Courier companies operating nationally and abroad, notably FedEx, DHL, UPS, Estafeta.

Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte

Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte, the airport company operating this airport, has its headquarters in the air cargo zone.[3]


The airport resides at an elevation of 1280 feet (390 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 11/29 with an asphalt surface measuring 3,000 by 45 metres (9,843 ft × 148 ft). A second runway which is rarely used is designated 16/34 and also has an asphalt surface with a stretch of 1,801 by 30 metres (5,909 ft × 98 ft). The main runway, 11/29, has an ILS approach system and has its own VHF omnidirectional radio range (VOR) and DME station. It is also capable of handling aircraft such as the Boeing 747-400, but due to the lack of remote positions, this airport is mainly used by smaller aircraft. In September 2014, Monterrey commenced its first intercontinental flight in years when Aeromexico began flying its Boeing 787 Dreamliner four days a week to Tokyo-Narita as a fuel stop to flights between Mexico City International Airport and Tokyo-Narita. Aeromexico stated that the flight would last while Tijuana International Airport, the usual stop between the Aeromexico flight to Tokyo, made improvements to its runway. Monterrey was selected due to its importance to the country's economy and for being a popular business destination. Later on, Aeromexico's flight from Mexico City to Tokyo-Narita was upgraded into a direct flight, with once a day flights leaving from Mexico City. the Tokyo flights from Monterrey have since been discontinued.

Due to the growing Korean population in Monterrey, Aeroméxico also operated a direct flight from Monterrey to Seoul Incheon airport. This was the airport's first intercontinental flight since the discontinuation of the Tokyo-Narita route operating through Monterrey. The flights to Seoul were also discontinued.

Airlines and destinations


Aeromar Aguascalientes (begins July 13, 2021),[5] McAllen, Puerto Vallarta (begins July 12, 2021),[5] San Luis Potosí (begins July 12, 2021),[5] Torreón/Gómez Palacio (begins July 12, 2021)[5]
Aeroméxico Mexico City
Aeroméxico Connect Cancún, Chihuahua (suspended),[6] Detroit (suspended),[6] Guadalajara, Hermosillo (suspended),[6] Las Vegas (suspended),[6] León/El Bajío (suspended),[6] Los Angeles (suspended),[6] New York–JFK (suspended),[6] Puebla (suspended),[6] Querétaro (suspended),[6] San Luis Potosí (suspended),[6] Tijuana (suspended)[6]
Seasonal: Orlando
American Eagle Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami
Calafia Airlines Culiacán, La Paz
Copa Airlines Panama City–Tocumen
Delta Air Lines Atlanta
Magnicharters Acapulco, Cancún, Chihuahua, Huatulco, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Las Vegas, Mazatlán, Orlando, Puerto Vallarta, San José del Cabo
Seasonal: Cozumel, Palenque, Punta Cana, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Varadero
TAR Aguascalientes, Durango, Guadalajara, Querétaro, Tampico, Veracruz
United Express Chicago–O'Hare, Houston–Intercontinental
VivaAerobús Acapulco, Austin (suspended),[7] Cancún, Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez, Ciudad Obregón, Culiacán, Dallas/Fort Worth, Durango, Guadalajara, Harlingen, Hermosillo, Houston–Intercontinental, La Paz, Las Vegas, León/El Bajío, Los Mochis, Mazatlán, Mérida, Mexicali, Mexico City, Morelia, Oaxaca, Puebla, Puerto Vallarta, Querétaro, San Antonio, San José del Cabo, San Luis Potosí, Tampico, Tijuana, Toluca/Mexico City, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Veracruz, Villahermosa
Seasonal: Chicago–O'Hare, Cozumel (resumes July 1, 2021),[8] Huatulco, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Los Angeles, Orlando
Charter: Havana
Volaris Cancún, Guadalajara, Mérida, Mexicali (suspended),[9] Mexico City, Oaxaca (suspended),[9] Puebla, Puerto Vallarta, San José del Cabo, Tijuana
Seasonal: Mazatlán


Amerijet International Mexico City
AeroUnion Los Angeles, Mexico City
DHL Aviation
operated by ABX Air
Estafeta Chihuahua, San Luis Potosí
FedEx Express Memphis
MasAir Mexico City
Regional Cargo Mexico City, Querétaro
TUM AeroCarga Ciudad Juárez, Toluca
UPS Austin



See source Wikidata query and sources .

Busiest routes

Busiest domestic routes from Monterrey International Airport (2020)[10]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airlines
1  Mexico City, Mexico City 772,399 Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, VivaAerobús, Volaris
2  Quintana Roo, Cancún 407,666 Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, Magni, VivaAerobús, Volaris
3  Jalisco, Guadalajara 177,980 Aeroméxico Connect, TAR, VivaAerobús, Volaris
4  Baja California, Tijuana 104,603 Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, VivaAerobús, Volaris
5  Veracruz, Veracruz 64,124 5 TAR, VivaAerobús
6  Jalisco, Puerto Vallarta 58,720 1 Magni, VivaAerobús, Volaris
7  Querétaro, Querétaro 56,812 2 Aeroméxico Connect, TAR, VivaAerobús
8  Yucatán, Mérida 53,980 3 Interjet, VivaAerobús, Volaris
9  Tabasco, Villahermosa 49,908 6 VivaAerobús
10  Sonora, Hermosillo 48,896 3 Aeroméxico Connect, VivaAerobús
11  Guanajuato, León 45,000 5 Aeroméxico Connect, VivaAerobús
12  Chihuahua, Chihuahua 41,201 4 Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, Magni, VivaAerobús
13  Puebla, Puebla 39,946 1 Aeroméxico Connect, VivaAerobús, Volaris
14  Sinaloa, Mazatlán 39,746 2 MAgni, VivaAerobús, Volaris
15  Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez 39,382 1 Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, VivaAerobús
Busiest international routes from Monterrey International Airport (2020)[10]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airlines
1  United States, Houston–Intercontinental 90,664 Interjet, United Express, VivaAerobús
2  United States, Dallas/Fort Worth 53,655 American Eagle, VivaAerobús
3  United States, San Antonio 22,369 6 Interjet, VivaAerobús
4  United States, Atlanta 16,079 1 Delta Air Lines
5  United States, Las Vegas 15,541 Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, Magni, VivaAerobús
6  United States, Detroit 9,784 2 Aeroméxico Connect, Delta Air Lines
7  United States, Los Angeles 7,790 Aeroméxico Connect, VivaAerobús, Volaris
8  United States, Chicago–O'Hare 6,558 2 United Express, VivaAerobús
9  United States, Miami 4,631 1 American Eagle
10  United States, New York–JFK 4,466 2 Aeroméxico Connect
11  Cuba, Havana 3,915 Interjet, VivaAerobús
12  Panama, Panama City 3,001 Copa Airlines
13  Honduras, San Pedro Sula 916
14  United States, Orlando 407 1 Aeroméxico Connect, Magni, VivaAerobús
15  Guatemala, Guatemala City 378

Accidents and incidents

See also


  1. ^ "Aeromexico increases its connectivity to provide additional benefits to all of its clients", Press Release, Aeromexico, May 7, 2014
  2. ^ "OMA's Monthly Traffic Report" . Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte. Retrieved February 11, 2021.
  3. ^ "Contact Us ." Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte. Retrieved on February 18, 2011. "Headquarters Aeropuerto Internacional de Monterrey, Zona de Carga Aérea Carretera Miguel Alemán Km. 24 S/N Apodaca, NL., México. CP 66600."
  4. ^ "Contact Archived September 26, 2009, at the Wayback Machine." VivaAerobus. Retrieved on August 29, 2010. "HEADQUARTERS: Aeropuerto de Monterrey, Terminal C, Zona de carga Carretera Miguel Alemán Km. 24 Apodaca, Nuevo León, México C.P. 66600"
  5. ^ a b c d "Aeromar increases the connection from Monterrey with three new routes" . Aviacionline (in Spanish). June 2021. Retrieved June 8, 2021.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Safety Precautions: COVID-19" . Aeroméxico. June 2021. Retrieved June 8, 2021.
  7. ^ "Viva Aerobus announces new routes between Mexico and the US" . Transponder1200 (in Spanish). May 2021. Retrieved May 19, 2021.
  8. ^ "In July Viva Aerobus will fly between Monterrey and Cozumel" . Transponder1200 (in Spanish). May 2021. Retrieved May 12, 2021.
  9. ^ a b "We are flying to all our destinations" . Volaris. June 2021. Retrieved June 8, 2021.
  10. ^ a b "Traffic Statistics by Airline" (in Spanish). Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. January 2021. Retrieved February 11, 2021.
  11. ^ Hradecky, Simon. "Accident: Click Mexicana F100 at Monterrey on Feb 11th 2010, landed without main gear" . Aviation Herald. Retrieved February 13, 2010.
  12. ^ "6 muertos in Monterrey" .
  13. ^ Planas, Roque (December 9, 2012). "Jenni Rivera Dies In Plane Crash Leaving No Survivors" . Huffington Post.
  14. ^

External links

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