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Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport

Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport
Airport information
 Location of airport in Mexico
Airport typePublic
OperatorGrupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico
ServesGuadalajara, Jalisco
LocationTlajomulco de Zuñiga, Jalisco
*Aeroméxico Connect *Volaris *VivaAerobus
Elevation1529 m (5016 ft)
Total Passengers6953900
International Passengers2181300

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Guadalajara International Airport (Aeropuerto Internacional de Guadalajara), also known as Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport . It opened in 1966 and is located 16 km south of the city centre of Guadalajara. In 2010, the airport handled 6,953,900 passengers, representing a 7.8% increase from 2009. It is Mexico's third busiest airport, after Mexico City International Airport and Cancún International Airport and second busiest for cargo flights.

Guadalajara's International Airport is composed of two runways and two terminals.

It is also a major airport for connections, being a hub for Aeroméxico Connect and Volaris which is a primary gateway to the United States . also secondary hub for Aeroméxico a focus city for VivaAerobus, and Interjet. Flights are offered to several destinations within Mexico, Central America, and the United States.

The airport is named for Miguel Hidalgo, who began the war that brought Mexican independence from Spain. He has been called the "father of Mexican independence".

The airport is being renovated and expanded under a project that will allow it to double its operating capacity by 2007. This renovation includes a new Terminal 1 concourse and four additional taxiways. The new Terminal 2 was recently inaugurated, this facility is exclusive for express or regional flights, trying to serve as a relief for the already saturated Terminal 1. As of today, the airport has a desperate need for a new terminal, since during peak-hours, all of the contact positions in Terminal 1 get crowded, and the remote ones have to be used. In fact, there is a 30% chance that an aircraft gets a contact parking position at Guadalajara.

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