Mexican Airports by IATA Code


Below is an alphabetical list of the Mexican airports we have included in this site
according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and its 3-letter IATA airport codes, followed by – the city they serve – and the state in which they are located.

ACA – Acapulco – Guerrero
AGU – Aguascalientes – Aguascalientes
BJX – León Del Bajío – Guanajuato
CEN – Ciudad Obregón – Sonora
CJS – Ciudad Juárez – Chihuahua
CLQ – Colima – Colima
CME – Ciudad del Carmen – Campeche
CPE – Campeche – Campeche
CTM – Chetumal – Quintana Roo
CUL – Culiacán – Sinaloa
CUN – Cancun – Quintana Roo
CUU – Chihuahua – Chihuahua
CVJ – Cuernavaca – Morelos
CVM – Cd. Victoria – Tamaulipas
CZM – Cozumel – Quintana Roo
DGO – Durango – Durango
GDL – Guadalajara – Jalisco
GYM – Guaymas – Sonora
HMO – Hermosillo – Sonora
HUX – Huatulco – Oaxaca
 LAP – La Paz – Baja California Sur
 LMM – Los Mochis – Sinaloa
 LTO – Loreto – Baja California Sur
 MAM – Matamoros – Tamaulipas
 MEX – Mexico City – Federal District
 MID – Mérida – Yucatán
 MLM – Morelia – Michoacán
 MTT – Minatitlán – Veracruz
 MTY – Monterrey (Mariano Escobedo) – Nuevo León
 MXL – Mexicali – Baja California
 MZT – Mazatlán – Sinaloa
 NLD – Nuevo Laredo – Tamaulipas
NOG – Nogales – Sonora
NTR – Monterrey (Del Norte) – Nuevo León
 OAX – Oaxaca – Oaxaca
 PAZ – Poza Rica – Veracruz
 PBC – Puebla – Puebla
 PDS – Piedras Negras – Coahuila
 PQM – Palenque – Chiapas
 PVR – Pto. Vallarta – Jalisco
 PXM – Pto. Escondido – Oaxaca
 QRO – Querétaro – Querétaro
 REX – Reynosa – Tamaulipas
SJD – Los Cabos – Baja California Sur
 SLP – San Luis Potosí – San Luis Potosí
 SLW – Saltillo – Coahuila
 TAM – Tampico – Tamaulipas
 TAP – Tapachula – Chiapas
 TCN – Tehuacán – Puebla
 TGZ – Tuxtla Gutiérrez – Chiapas
 TIJ – Tijuana – Baja California
 TLC – Toluca – Estado de Mexico
 TMN – Tamuín – San Luis Potosí
 TPQ – Tepic – Nayarít
 TRC – Torreón – Coahuila
 UPN – Uruapan – Michoacán
 VER – Veracruz – Veracruz
 VSA – Villahermosa – Tabasco
 ZCL – Zacatecas – Zacatecas
 ZIH – Zihuatenejo*Guerrero
 ZLO – Manzanillo – Colima

*Zihuatanejo Airport is also known as Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo Airport,
however the former name is how the airport’s operator refers to the installations,
as we do in the rest of this Web site.

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA)

The ‘Mission’ of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) states that it was founded “to represent, lead and serve the airline industry,” thus, its focus is on the global commercial air-transport sector.

Since its creation in Havana (Cuba), in April 1945, the Association’s member airline list has grown from the initial 57 founder airlines to incorporate some 281 companies, according to the current member list. As a group, IATA’s member airlines represent over 80% of total air traffic (Available Seat Kilometers), according to IATA’s official Web site.

In addition to designating a specific 3-letter IATA airport code (location ID) for each airport, the Association also provides a 2-letter IATA airline code for each member, a full list being available in the “Airline Coding Directory,” which is updated three times per year. The principal uses of the said codes are for ticketing, reservations and baggage handling.

IATA divides the planet into the following seven geographic regions: Africa, Asia Pacific, China and North Asia, Europe, the Middle East & North Africa, Russia & the CIS countries* plus the Americas; these regions are served by (63) IATA offices in 60 countries.

*(CIS – Commonwealth of Independent States)* – also referred to as: the Russian Commonwealth

*The CIS countries are the following:
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia,
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova,
Russian Federation, Tajikistan,
Turkmenistan, Ukraine,
and Uzbekistan.

IATA Airline Codes

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) airline codes consist of two alphanumeric characters (letters or digits). When a Mexican airline has been allocated an IATA Airline Code, we provide that code at the start of the airline’s profile.

NOTE: *Controlled Duplicate IATA Airline Designator Code

Sometimes, when an airline has been delisted from the Association, IATA can (and often does) make the delisted airline code available for reuse after a 6-month period from the airline having been delisted.

When this happens, IATA can issue what are known as “controlled duplicates.” The said controlled duplicates are issued to regional airlines whose destinations are located in different geographical regions (see above) and thus are not likely to overlap and so the same code is shared by two (or more) airlines.

If, after having been given a duplicated designator, one of the airlines (with the same duplicated designator) changes its status, the company which had the duplicated designator first shall continue to have the use of the said code and IATA will change the designator of the other companies which share the said designator.

The controlled duplicate airline designator (code) is denoted throughout our site, and in IATA literature, with an asterisk (*).

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