Aguascalientes International Airport

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Jesús Terán Peredo International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional de Aguascalientes 05.JPG
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico
Serves Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico
Elevation AMSL 6,112 ft / 1,863 m
Coordinates 21°42′20″N 102°19′04″W / 21.70556°N 102.31778°W / 21.70556; -102.31778Coordinates: 21°42′20″N 102°19′04″W / 21.70556°N 102.31778°W / 21.70556; -102.31778
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AGU is located in Aguascalientes
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AGU is located in Mexico
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
17/35 3,000 9,843 Asphalt
04/22
(Closed)
1,060 3,478 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Total Passengers 754,100
Ranking in Mexico 24th Steady
Sources: GAP, DAFIF[1]

Lic. Jesús Terán Peredo International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional Lic. Jesús Terán Peredo, IATA: AGU, ICAO: MMAS), also known as Aguascalientes International Airport, serves Aguascalientes, the capital city of the state of Aguascalientes in Mexico. It handles national and international air traffic for the city of Aguascalientes. The airport was named after Jesús Terán Peredo, an Aguascalientes governor from 1855 to 1857, and one of the first persons to recognize Benito Juárez as Mexico's president.

Its commercial facilities consist of a sole terminal, with four contact positions plus three remotes used by non-mainline carriers. The terminal has been recently[when?] remodeled and expanded to meet the growing demand. The airport is now able to handle 1.5 million passengers, although it only handled 0.4 million during 2012. Several amenities have been recently opened, such as the introduction of a new restaurant on the upper level of the airport, new check-in counters, among many others. The airport has become one of the most important terminals in the Central-West region of Mexico.

Facilities[edit]

The airport is at an elevation of 6,112 feet (1,863 m) above mean sea level. It has one active runway designated 17/35 with an asphalt surface measuring 3,000 by 45 metres (9,843 ft × 148 ft). A former runway designated 04/22 is now closed; it had an asphalt surface measuring 1,060 by 30 metres (3,478 ft × 98 ft).[1]

It handled 693,700 passengers in 2016, and 754,100 passengers in 2017.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Aeroméxico Connect Mexico City
American Eagle Dallas/Fort Worth
Interjet Cancún, Mexico City, Monterrey, Puerto Vallarta
Magni Seasonal: Cancún
TAR Aerolineas Puerto Vallarta
Seasonal:[2] Guadalajara, Monterrey, Querétaro
United Express Houston–Intercontinental
Volaris Cancún, Los Angeles, Mexico City (begins November 15, 2018), Tijuana

Busiest routes[edit]

Map Terminal.
Busiest Domestic Routes at Aguascalientes International Airport (2017)[3]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Distrito Federal (México), Mexico City 168,219 Steady Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet
2  Baja California, Tijuana 84,532 Steady Volaris
3  Quintana Roo, Cancún 31,308 Steady Interjet, Magni, Volaris
4  Jalisco, Puerto Vallarta 6,658 Increase 1 Interjet, TAR
5  Nuevo León, Monterrey 6,239 Decrease 1 Interjet
6  Nayarit, Tepic 138 Increase 11
7  Coahuila, Torreón 97 Decrease 1
8  México (state), Toluca 92 Increase 1
9  Jalisco, Guadalajara 80 Decrease 1
10  Zacatecas, Zacatecas 68 Decrease 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Airport information for MMAS from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ "More options to travel to Aguascalientes". Transportes Aéreos Regionales. Retrieved March 24, 2018. 
  3. ^ "Operational Statistics of Airports in the ASA Network" (in Spanish). Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares. January 2018. Retrieved March 6, 2018. 

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