Ciudad Juarez International Airport

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Introduction to Ciudad Juarez Airport


The Ciudad Juarez Airport codes are as follows: IATA Code: CJS // ICAO Code: MMCS

The International Airport of Ciudad Juárez, also known as the Abraham González International Airport, is located within the city itself, across the border from the US city of El Paso -in the Mexican State of Chihuahua- and is operated by Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte, S.A. de C.V. (OMA).

In 2014, the Cd. Juarez Int. Airport was number 18 on the list of Mexico’s busiest airports

Ciudad Juarez Airport lies at an elevation of 1,190 mts. and covers an area of over 380 hectares; its passenger terminal comprises 4,275 m2 and serves mainly business travellers (up to 428 p.h.) visiting the local maquiladores – manufacturing companies –  of which Ciudad Juarez actually boasts the largest collection of this industrial sector throughout Mexico.

Ciudad Juarez was founded in 1659 and its current population is over 1.5 million inhabitants

Regarding the passenger numbers at Ciudad Juarez, of the 13 Mexican airports that make up Grupo OMA‘s network, the Ciudad Juarez Airport was placed as the 4th busiest Terminal in 2019, see below for further details.


Investment Plans for Ciudad Juarez Airport


From 2016 to 2020, Cd. Juarez Airport will receive total investment of approximately US$ 9.4* mn.

In its Master development program for 2016-2020, Grupo OMA has set aside a total of MXN 161.9 mn. (US$ 9.4* mn.) for Cd. Juarez Airport. In 2016, the airport received the sum of MXP 39.8 mn., and in 2017 the total was MXN 13.6 mn., followed by MXP 22.7 mn. in 2018. The airport will benefit from its largest annual investment of the program in 2019, with MXP 70.2 mn. earmarked for the installations. Finally, in 2020, the airport will recieve the remaining MXP 15.5 mn. of the total investment.

*The above figures were published on Dec. 31st, 2015. We used the x-rates.com currency convertor to provide you with an estimate of the US-Dollar equivalent of the total investments planned at this airport

 


Arrivals & Departures – Ciudad Juárez Airport


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Airlines and Routes – Ciudad Juarez Airport


Direct Domestic flights to / from Ciudad Juarez

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(December 31, 2019)

There are currently 12 domestic destinations served by direct scheduled flights at Ciudad Juárez International Airport by way of 5 Mexican airlines – the Grupo Aeoméxico affiliate Aeroméxico Connect (1), the Querétaro-based regional carrier TAR Aerolíneas (5), the LCC Interjet (1) and both the Mexican ULCCs: VivaAerobus (5) and Volaris (7).


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VivaAerobus -the Mexican ULCC-  launched weekly services -Saturdays- between Cd. Juárez (CJS-CUN) Cancun -on June 10, 2017- and Its most recent addition was the direct flight between CJS and León del Bajío (BJX) -on Oct. 26, 2018- with flights on Wed. and Sat. to up its options at CJS to 5 domestic destinations

TAR Aerolineas –a regional airline based in Querétaro- upped its options out of Cd. Juárez (CJS) -on March 1, 2018- with direct flights between this Mexico-USA border city and Durango (DGO), thus upping its CJS offering to four domestic routes; its fifth option -uniting Cd. Juárez (CJS-MZT) Mazatlán- was added on Nov. 20, 2018

Volaris –the other ULCC operating at CJS- added its fourth option from the US border -on Nov. 15, 2018- with flights to León del Bajío (BJX), which serves the cities of León and Guanajuato, initially offering three weekly frequencies: Mon., Thurs. and Sunday

So far -in 2019- Volaris has united Cd. Juárez (CJS-HMO) Hermosillo with an initial offering of 3 weekly flights -On March 1, 2019- followed -on March 31, 2019- by its route uniting CJS to Mexico City (MEX), in this case with daily services, to up its CJS operations to 8 domestic destinations


Mexico City (MEX)
Mexico City (MEX)
Chihuahua (CUU) – Durango (DUR) – Hermosillo (HMO) – Mazatlán (MZT) – Torreón (TRC)
Cancun (CUN) – Guadalajara (GDL) – León (BJX) – Mexico City (MEX) – Monterrey (MTY)
Cancun* (CUN) – Culiacán (CUL) – Guadalajara (GDL) – León (BJX) – Hermosillo (HMO) – Mexico City (MEX) – Tijuana (TIJ)

 

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Parking – Ciudad Juarez Airport


The GPS coordinates for the Ciudad Juarez Airport are: Lat.: 31° 38′ 11″ N // Long.: 106° 25′ 44″ W

The parking at Ciudad Juarez Airport costs MXN 26 for the first hour and MXN 13 for every 30 minutes thereafter, the maximum daily charge being MXN 250. Parking is available 24/7 and there is an automatic (cash machine) payment option at the exits, though if necessary you can pay with Visa, Mastercard or American Express.

Beware! Losing your parking ticket for this airport will cost you no less than MXN 250

 


Car Hire – Ciudad Juarez Airport


The car hire options awaiting you at the Ciudad Juarez Airport include the following agencies: Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Greenmotion, Hertz, Payless Car Rental and Sixt, all the offices being on the ground floor. The opening hours vary, but you will find options open between 06:00 hrs. and midnight. If you prefer to pick up your car in the city itself, try out our car hire search below.

Just type in Ciudad Juárez on our online car hire search engine for Mexico and beyond.

 

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Taxis and Transfers – Ciudad Juarez Airport


The Ciudad Juarez Airport offers three “official taxi” options: Agencia de Viajes Mónica, Transportación Terrestre Cd. Juárez and Transportaciones Roberto Tellez, all three offer services starting at 06:00 hours and ending at 23:00 hours (local time) daily.

For those of you wishing to travel to El Paso (Texas), there’s a coach service available three times per day at a cost of US$10, the tickets are available from the booth by the Northern Access to the Terminal.

If taking an official taxi, remember that only cash payment is accepted, in this case Mexican pesos

 


Left Luggage – Ciudad Juarez Airport


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Lost and Found – Ciudad Juarez Airport


The Lost and Found office is located in the security offices, outside the Terminal building, next to the North access behind the Administrative offices to the South side of the Terminal. See ‘Contact info’ below for telephone. The opening hours are from  08:00 to 17:00 hrs., Mon. to Friday.

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Money – Ciudad Juarez Airport


The money options at Ciudad Juarez Airport come in the from of ATM services, offered by Afirme, BBVA, HSBC, Santander and Scotiabank, all on the ground floor; there is also a currency exchange option: Zugswang, open from 08:00 to 18:00 Mon. to Fri. and from 08:00 to 14:00 hrs. on Sat & Sunday.

 


Health – Ciudad Juarez Airport


No details on these services are available … yet.

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Shopping / food – Ciudad Juarez Airport


For the readers amongst you, there are convenience stores: Divers and the Market, whilst the food options include two restaurants: Carnes BIF and the Borregito Cimarron, among other stores.

Duty-free services at Ciudad Juarez Airport come in the form of the Dufry Duty Free outlet

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VIP Salons – Ciudad Juarez Airport


The Mexican flagship carrier Aeroméxico offers a VIP Salon for its passengers at the Ciudad Juárez Airport; known as the Salon Premier, it is located on the ground floor of the Terminal in the last-minute waiting room, after passing through security; open from 05:00 to 21:00 hours.

 


Passenger Numbers – Ciudad Juarez Airport


In the five years from 2010, Ciudad Juárez Airport registered consistent year-on-year annual increases in passenger numbers starting with 633,919 in 2010; in 2011 the number increased to 673,364 and then in 2012 increased to 699,394 passengers. In 2013, the number of people passing through the Terminal surpassed the 700,000 mark with 702,904 passengers, whilst in 2014 the number increased to 769,029 passengers.

Ciudad Juarez Airport handled 769,029 passengers in 2014, up 9.41% on 2013

In its annual passenger report for 2015, Grupo OMA declared that Ciudad Juarez Airport handled 863,760 passengers throughout the year, thus maintaining it in the group of seven OMA airports to register between a half a million and a million passengers annually. From that total, 762,958 were domestic, which translates to a healthy year-on-year increase of 12.4%.

In 2015, Juarez Airport registered an annual increase of 12.3% in its passenger numbers

Regarding the international market, just 802 of the total arrived to the airport on international flights, a drop of 24.2%. However, since Cd. Juárez is on the Mexico-US border, international travellers have never been that significant here, as can be seen by the fact that there are no international commercial routes at the terminal. In all, these results were positive, registering a total year-on-year increase of 12.3%, and thus maintaining it as the 4th most important of the 13-airport network run by the Group.

In 2016, Ciudad Juarez registered the 3rd largest percentage increase of all Mexico’s airports: 27.68%

The passenger numbers at Ciudad Juarez showed an impressive spike in 2016, adding over 239,000 passengers to the previous year’s total, and thus pushing the numbers at this border airport past the 1-million-passenger mark for the first time in history. The precise figure for the year 2016 being 1,102,855 passengers, and meaning that throughout 2016, no less than 16 airports in the Mexican Republic handled over a million passengers.

In 2016, Ciudad Juarez International Airport surpassed the million-passenger mark for the first time

Last year, this Airport continued with its positive passenger trend to register a further annual increase of 10.3%, the total number of passengers transitting the installations throughout the year being 1,173,135. This means that since 2004, when the Ciudad Juarez Terminal registered 569,105 passengers, the Airport has added over half-a-million passengers to its annual headcount, according to the official figures published by Grupo OMA.

In 2017, Ciudad Juarez handled 1,173,135 passengers, up over half a million more than in 2004

As far as Grupo OMA is concerned, Ciudad Juarez was the third airport operated by the Group to surpass the million-passenger mark over the last few years, together with Culiacan (in 2010) and Chuhuahua, in 2015; of course, Acapulco has passed the 1-million-passenger barrier on three occasions: 2000, 2007 and 2008, but has been unable to maintain these levels in recent years. Grupo OMA’s Mariano Escobedo International Airport -serving Monterrey- has been registering above a million passengers for many years; the next airport to pass the 1-million-passenger barrier operated by this Group should be Mazatlán, which should reach the magic number this year.

In 2018, Ciudad Juárez posted annual passenger growth of 16.3% with a total of 1,364,028 visitors passing through this Terminal

Ciudad Juárez registered a global passenger count of 1,364,028 throughout 2018, according to the official figures released by Grupo OMA, to post a healthy year-on-year increase of 16.3% for the period. These numbers were divided into the domestic niche with 1,359,631 passengers, up 16.2% over 2017, and the international market, which added the remaining 4,397 vistors to the installations; though still a very low number, this cross border figure represented an annual increase of 56.5% in this niche, certainly not to be scoffed at. The aforementioned numbers pushed Ciudad Juárez up one place on Mexico’s top airports list to #15.

Ciudad Juárez was the fourth most important airport -in terms of passenger numbers- among the airport network operated by Grupo OMA in 2018

According to the official statistics released by Grupo OMA -on Jan. 6, 2020- Cd. Juárez registered an annual increase in its global passenger figure for 2019 of 17.1%, the fourth largest increase among its 13 Mexican airport network, this Terminal having handled a total of 1,597,471 visitors throughout the period.

Ciudad Juárez maintained its position as Grupo OMA’s fourth most important airport in 2019 -in terms of passenger numbers- having handled over 1.5 mn. visitors for the first time in one year

The above figure was divided into 1,590,968 domestic passengers, to post an annual increase of exactly 17% in this niche, and -for its part- the international visitor numbers registered an impressive increase of 47.9%, though in reality the total figure only increased by 2,106 cross-border passengers to reach a total of 6,503 passengers.

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General Statistics – Ciudad Juarez Airport


LOCATION
Lat.: 31° 38′ 11″ N // Long.: 106° 25′ 44″ W (These coordinates are not for air navigation).
DISTANCE FROM CITY
Within the city
CATEGORY
Fifth
CLASSIFICATION
International
TYPE
Border
SURFACE AREA
381.1 hectares
ELEVATION ABOVE SEA LEVEL
1,171 meters
NUMBER OF RUNWAYS
2
PRINCIPAL RUNWAY
03 – 21 / 2,700 x 45 meters
SECONDARY RUNWAY
14 – 32 / 1,750 x 30 meters
TYPE OF COVERING
Asphalt
CAPACITY (pph*)
428
TOTAL SURFACE
6,177 m2

*Passengers per hour

 

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Contact Information for Ciudad Juarez Airport


Telephone Numbers – Ciudad Juarez Airport

From within the city, use only the number below.
From outside the city but within Mexico, dial +01-(656), then the number below.
From outside Mexico, dial +52-(656), then the number below.
Airport information
633-0734
Tourism information
611-3174
Lost & Found 478-7000, Ext. 151
Currency exchange XXXXXXXXXX
Pharmacy XXXXXXXXXX
Customs XXXXXXXXXX
Immigration XXXXXXXXXX
Airport security XXXXXXXXXX
Tourist Police XXXXXXXXXX
DGAC
Civil Aviation Authority
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SAGARPA/SENESICA Ministry for Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fishing and Alimentation XXXXXXXXXX
SENEAM
Navigation Services in Mexican Airspace
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 Address – Ciudad Juarez Airport

Carretera Panamericana Km 18.5, Ciudad Juárez, C.P. 32690, Chihuahua

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