Guadalajara International Airport
Guadalajara International Airport, officially known as Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Guadalajara International Airport, is the main airport of Mexico’s Third-largest city Guadalajara. Opened in 1966, it is located 16 km south of the city center. In 2020 it handled 8,094,115 passengers, and 12,243,000 in 2021. It is Latin America’s sixth and Mexico’s third-busiest airport, after Mexico City International Airport and Cancún International Airport, and second-busiest for cargo flights.
Guadalajara’s International Airport consists of two runways and one terminal. A major airport for connections, it became a hub for Volaris and its primary gateway to the United States. It is also a focus city for Aeroméxico and VivaAerobus. Flights are offered to destinations within Mexico and to Central America, the United States and Spain. In addition, cargo flights are offered to many destinations, including countries in Asia and Europe.
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”.