Tijuana International Airport
Tijuana International Airport, sometimes referred to as General Abelardo L. Rodríguez International Airport, in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, is Mexico’s second-northernmost airport after Mexicali International Airport.
The airport is located in the city’s Otay Centenario borough, immediately south of the US border. It is Latin America’s 11th-busiest airport and the fourth busiest in Mexico after Mexico City, Cancun and Guadalajara airports. It handled 6,310,798 passengers in 2020, and 9,677,900 in 2021. The airport can handle up to 10 million passengers per year and 360 flights per day.
With the opening of the Cross Border Xpress bridge and terminal on December 9, 2015, Tijuana airport can be accessed directly from the U.S.; passengers can walk across a bridge spanning the U.S.-Mexico border between a terminal on the U.S. side and the main facility on the Mexican side.
The airport serves as hub for Volaris, which is the only airline operating at both concourses. It used to be a focus city for Aero California, Aerolíneas Internacionales, Líneas Aéreas Azteca, and ALMA de Mexico. Tijuana’s airport was the largest and main hub for Avolar, a low-cost airline that operated from 2005 to 2008, and the airport’s second leading airline at a time. It was one of the first low-cost airlines in Mexico, such as SARO and TAESA.
It is operated by Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, a holding group that controls 12 international airports in central and northern Mexico. In terms of domestic destinations (totaling 34 cities), it is the best connected airport after Mexico City.