Morelia International Airport

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Introduction to Morelia Airport


The Morelia Airport codes are as follows: IATA CODE: MLM // ICAO CODE: MMMM

The International Airport of Morelia, also known as the General Francisco Mujica International Airport, is located 27 kilometres to the northeast of the city -the State capital of Michoacán- in the municipal of Alvaro Obregón; it is one of 12 Mexican airports operated by Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, S.A.B. de C. V. (Grupo GAP).

The International Airport of Morelia was inaugurated in 1984

The Morelia Airport has one runway (05/23) and one terminal offering visitors 5,485 sq. mts. and 5 boarding gates, along with a commercial platform covering 40,284 sq. mts. and offering 9 positions; for its part, the general aviation platform provides an area of 12,060 sq. mts. with 12 positions and two helipads. The largest aircraft this airport can receive is the Boeing 757, or similiar-sized aircraft. Morelia’s passenger numbers in 2017 placed it 10th among the 12-airport network operated by Grupo GAP in the Mexican Republic, see below for more details.

Morelia handled 618,800 passengers in 2017, so was placed at #28 on Mexico’s busiest airports list

 


Arrivals & Departures – Morelia


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Airlines and Routes – Morelia Airport


Direct Domestic flights to / from Morelia

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(January 8, 2020)

Morelia International Airport is among the few Mexican airports with more international options than domestic. In this case, MLM offers a total of 11 direct destinations, 7 international and 4 domestic.

On the domestic front, the airport is served by 5 Mexican airlines: the Aeroméxico affiliate airline: Aeroméxico Connect (1) and both the Republic’s ULCCs VivaAerobus (2) and Volaris (2). See below for the international options.


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Volaris upped its domestic offering from Morelia in Dec. 2017, adding flights to Mexicali

VivaAerobus connected Morelia with Monterrey (twice weekly) -as of October 2- followed -on Oct. 26, 2018- with the launch of its TIJ-Morelia services, which had an initial offering of three weekly frequencies


Mexico City (MEX)
Monterrey (MTY) – Tijuana (TIJ)
Mexicali (MXL) – Tijuana (TIJ)

 

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Direct International flights to / from Morelia


(January 8, 2020)

The Mexican ULCC Volaris is the only Mexican airline offering international options (5) from MLM. The international carriers with a presence here are both from the USA: American Airlines (via Mesa Airlines – 1) and United Airlines (via United Express – 1); as a group, these three airlines provide direct services to 7 international destinations, all of which are in the USA.


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American Airlines – Mesa Airlines
Dallas (DFW)
United Airlines – United Express
Houston (IAH)
Volaris
Chicago (MDW) – Fresno (FAT) – Los Angeles (LAX) – Oakland (OAK) – San Jose (SJC)

 

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Parking – Morelia Airport


The GPS coord’s for Morelia Airport parking are: Lat.: 19° 50′ 36.96” N // Long.: 101° 01’37.84” W

The parking at Morelia Airport is available 24/7 and costs as follows -on an hourly basis- for the first 5 hours: MXN 29, MXN 26, MXN 27, MXN 25,  and MXN 26, the following hours cost between MXN 20 and 25 per hour until the 12th hour; the maximum cost for the first day is MXN 295, whilst the second day costs MXN 270, and the 3rd to the 5th days have a maximum charge of MXN 165; from the 6th to the 10th hour, the cost is MXN 160 per hour, and thereafter, each additional day costs MXN 144. There are pre-pay machines by the exit of the Terminal where you can pay for your stay at the airport.

Beware! Lose your parking ticket here and you will be charged an additional MXN 230

 


Car Hire – Morelia Airport


On arrival at Morelia Airport there are just three car hire companies to fulfill your car-rental needs: Budget, Firefly, Hertz and Sixt Rent a Car, collectively, these companies provide services from 05:00 to 23:00 hrs., from Mon. to Friday.

If you are open to picking up your rental car in the city itself, check out our car hire options below.

Just type in Morelia to check out our online car reservations for this city.

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Taxis and Transfers – Morelia Airport


There are two ‘official taxi’ options serving Morelia Airport: Transporte Monarca and Transporte T.H.H.V.; there are three types of services and five ‘Zones’ to determine the cost of the transport.

The ‘Special’ offers costs from MXN 371 to MXN 481. The ‘Collective’ service (min. 3 people) costs range from MXN 174 to MXN 215; finally, there is also a ‘Van’ service with options costing between MXN 766 and MXN 1,079.

 


Left Luggage – Morelia Airport


No details on these services are available … yet.

 


Lost and Found – Morelia Airport


No details on these services are available … yet.

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Money – Morelia Airport


Morelia Airport offers two ATMs, provided by BBVA Bancomer and Banorte, there is also a money exchange called Globo Cambio, open Sat. to Thurs. from 06:00 – 19:45 hrs, and Fridays from 08:00 to 20:00 hrs.

 


Health – Morelia Airport


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Shopping / Food – Morelia Airport


There are two snack-bar type establishments on the ground floor: Café Punto del Cielo and Medas, whilst the two shopping options are Aero Market and Sunglasses Hut.

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Passenger Numbers – Morelia Airport


In 2010, Morelia International Airport started the decade having handled 429,700 passengers -down 4% on the previous year- but ended the 2010s by more than doubling the annual passenger numbers registered at the start of the period, closing the year 2019 with a global passenger count of 897,800*.

Morelia Airport doubled its passenger count over the last decade by posting a total of 897,800 passengers -in 2019- ever closer to the million-passenger mark

Though the Terminal at MLM airport posted a further passenger decrease in 2011 -of just over 50,000- to see the visitor numbers contracting -to 376,200- the good news is the negative trend bottomed out and -since 2012- Morelia has reported consecutive year-on-year gains. The positive numbers began -in 2012- with 409,300 passengers and, throughout 2013, this airport handled 425,200 visitors, followed -in 2014- with an annual total of 475,900.

Starting in 2012, Morelia has registered passenger increases annually for eight consecutive years

Then, in 2015, the official figures released by Grupo GAP showed the Airport registered its fourth consecutive positive result; though slight, the Morelia Airport showed year-on-year growth of 0.5% for the period, having handled a total of 478,500 passengers, of which 229,200 arrived on domestic services -down 7.4% on the previous year- whilst the international sector contributed with 249,300 passengers to give a year-on-year increase -of exactly 9%- meaning this niche overtook the domestic passenger figure at Morelia for the first time.

In 2015 -its fourth consecutive year of growth- Morelia handled a total of 478,500 passengers

Finally … after eight years … Morelia surpassed its previous passenger record -524,200, registered in 2008- with MLM posting year-on-year global growth of exactly 12% -in 2016- according to the official figures released by Grupo GAP, with a passenger count for the year here of 535,900 which was divided into 268,000 domestic passengers -up 16.9%- thus staying ahead of the international sector by the smallest of margins; the international niche here handled 267,900 to give an annual increase of 7.5%, to push MLM Airport up one place on the country’s busiest airports list in 2016, to #31.

Morelia finally surpassed its previous -2008- passenger record -in 2016- by posting a total of 535,900 passengers for the period

Then, in 2017, the Airport upped its passenger count for the 6th consecutive year by registering a global increase of 15.5% and thus surpassing the 600,000 passenger barrier for the first time; the global headcount for the period was 618,800 passengers, divided into 322,700 passengers in the domestic sector, up 20.4% on 2016; meanwhile, the international niche here registered 296,100 passengers to show a 10.5% year-on-year increase, thus upping its standing once again on the country’s top airports list -this time by three places- to close 2017 at #28.

Morelia upped its standing on Mexico busiest airports list by 4 places in 2 years to close 2017 at #28

In 2018, Morelia Airport handled a global total of 729,600 passengers to give an annual growth rate of 17.9%, the third largest increase among Grupo GAP’s Mexican airport network, having upped the annual total by almost 113,000 over the previous year, sufficient to close the year up two places on the list of the Republic’s top airports, to #26.

The global annual passenger count at Morelia -in 2018- was up 15.2%, enough for this Terminal to rise on the ranks of Mexico’s busiest airports list -to #26

The global passenger figures -in 2018- at Morelia were divided into 369,200 -in the domestic niche, up 14.4% on 2017- whilst the international sector here registered 360,400 passengers to post an impressive growth rate of 21.7% over 2017, thus making the domestic and international sectors almost even regarding passenger numbers for 2018.

Morelia Airport increased its headcount in 2019 -handling 897,800 passengers- and climbed three places up the list of Mexico’s top airports, this time to #23

And finally, last year, the global headcount of Morelia’s passengers were divided into the domestic niche with 478,800 -up an impressive 29.7% over 2018- whilst the international market at MLM contributed the remaining 418,900 -another double-digit increase- up by 16.2% to close the year here with total of 897,800* passengers and post a year-on-year increase -in 2019- of exactly 23%, the largest annual increase registered among Grupo GAP’s Mexican airport network.

Grupo GAP releases its passenger statistics rounded up to the nearest hundred, which is why the above numbers end in at least two zeros

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General Statistics – Morelia Airport


LOCATION
Lat.: 19° 51′ 00″ N // Long.: 101° 01′ 32″ W (These coordinates are not for air navigation).
DISTANCE FROM CITY
27 Kilometres
CATEGORY
Fifth
CLASSIFICATION
International
TYPE
Regional
SURFACE AREA
333 hectares
ELEVATION ABOVE SEA LEVEL
1,839 meters
NUMBER OF RUNWAYS
1
PRINCIPAL RUNWAY
3,400 x 45 meters
RUNWAY DESIGNATION
05/23
COMMERCIAL PLATFORM
40,284 m2 – 9 positions
GENERAL AVIATION PLATFORM
12,060 m2 – 12 positions
TYPE OF COVERING
Asphalt
CAPACITY (pph*)
269
TOTAL SURFACE
5,485 m2

*Passengers per hour

 

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Contact Information for Morelia Airport


Telephone Numbers – Morelia Airport

From within the city, use only the number below.
From outside the city but within Mexico, dial +01-(443), then the number below.
From outside Mexico, dial +52-(443), then the number below.
Airport information
313-6780 // 312-6868
Tourism information
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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 – Morelia Airport

 Km. 27 Carretera Morelia-Zinapécuaro, Álvaro Obregón, C.P. 58920, Michoacán

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