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Guadalajara Miguel Hidal Airport

IATA Code
GDL
ICAO Code
MMGL
Corporate Address
Carretera Guadalajara Chapala km 17.5
Municipio de Tlajomulco de Zuñiga, Jalisco.
C.P.45659 Guadalajara Jalisco.
Website
http://www.aeropuertosgap.com.mx/english/index-site.html?
City
Guadalajara
Country
Mexico
Network
Domestic | International
Runways
1818m x 29m
4000m x 60m
Airlines currently operating to this airport with scheduled services
ABX Air
Aeromexico
Aerounion
Air France
Alaska Airlines
American Airlines
Cargolux Airlines International
Cathay Pacific
Copa Airlines
Delta Air Lines
Estafeta
Interjet
Korean Air
Lufthansa
Marsland Aviation
United Airlines
US Airways
VivaAerobus
Volaris
Airlines currently operating to this airport via codeshare
Air Canada
Air Europa Lineas Aereas
Air New Zealand
Alitalia
Avianca
British Airways
Japan Airlines
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
LAN Airlines
Qantas Airways
TAM Airlines
Virgin Atlantic Airways
Virgin Australia

Guadalajara International Airport serves Mexico's second city of Guadalajara and is the country's third busiest airport, after Mexico City Juarez International Airport and Cancun International Airport. Guadalajara is the 10th largest city in Latin America in terms of both population and GDP. The airport serves as a focus city for Aeromexico and was formerly a hub for defunct Mexicana. The airport is one of 12 operated by Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (GAP), as is also known as Miguel Hidal y Costilla International Airport.

Location of Guadalajara Miguel Hidal Airport, Mexico

Ground Handlers and Cargo Handlers servicing Guadalajara Miguel Hidal Airport


 
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VivaAerobus plans a transborder push. Is this the start of new phase for Mexico's quieter LCC?

10-Sep-2014 8:00 PM

Mexican low-cost airline VivaAerobus is making a US transborder push in 2H2014 after flirting with the market during the past few years with various routes that were ultimately culled.

Presently VivaAerobus operates a single transborder route, offering flights from its base in Monterrey to Houston Intercontinental. Its decision to re-launch some transborder flights and enter into new US markets is likely driven by its introduction of more fuel efficient Airbus A320s during 2014, and challenges faced by all Mexico’s domestic airlines in recovering pricing traction as a result of tenuous economic conditions in the country.

Armed with newer aircraft and a knowledge of transborder market dynamics, VivaAerobus has a reasonable chance of success on its new routes. But in some of the markets it faces familiar competitors that are also looking to improve their fortunes by exploiting opportunities for better margins from transborder service.

Volaris holds an optimistic view despite a tough 1H2014 in Mexico’s domestic aviation market

6-Aug-2014 10:36 PM

Mexico’s second largest airline Volaris joined rival and the country’s biggest airline Aeromexico in recording a 2Q2014 loss driven by lingering weakness in the Mexican economy which is dissolving pricing traction.

Despite the operating and net losses Volaris recorded in 2Q2014, the airline highlighted sequential improvement in it results from 1Q2014, and is cautiously optimistic that Mexico’s economy could be showing slight signs of improvement.

In early 2014 Volaris shaved its capacity growth estimates for the year, and is maintaining its current projections of 11% to 13% growth. During 3Q2014 the bulk of Volaris’ supply is targeted toward US transborder international markets, routes where it is more shielded from competition versus the domestic space.

Tough market conditions for Mexico's airlines continue to drag down Volaris’ financial performance

15-May-2014 11:30 PM

A difficult market climate is persisting in Mexico’s aviation business, creating challenges for the country’s airlines in gaining pricing traction – a problem that plagued carriers throughout much of 2013 and continues in 2014.

Slow economic growth in Mexico was one factor contributing to a 1Q2014 loss by ultra low-cost carrier Volaris, which also continued to face pressure in some of its markets from capacity increases by its major competitor Aeromexico.

Similar to sentiments Volaris has expressed in the past, the carrier believes there is potential for improvements in Mexico’s economy. But the airline is also taking steps to mitigate Mexico’s economic weakness to improve its fortunes.

Mexican airlines review Part 4: Aeromexico focuses on keeping its edge during tenuous times

23-Mar-2014 6:03 PM

Mexico’s largest, and sole global, carrier Grupo Aeromexico appears to be executing a dual strategy in 2014, split between retaining its commanding presence in the domestic market while leveraging its international networks and partnership roster to ensure it can weather the country’s economic uncertainty.

Two of the carrier’s major milestones in 2014 are the introduction of the Boeing 787 widebody and overhauling its operations in Mexico City through expanding connecting banks and eliminating small jets from its largest hub.

As the competitive dynamics in Mexico’s domestic space continue to shake out, Aeromexico is pressing forward to build a strong foundation to withstand increasing pressure on routes within Mexico.

Mexican airlines review Part 3: Volaris believes it can rebound from a tough 2013

19-Mar-2014 9:10 PM

Mexican ultra low-cost carrier (ULCC) Volaris is exuding confidence that it can attain margin expansion in 2014 even as it predicts an economic rebound in Mexico will not take hold until the second half of the year.

Volaris' bullishness follows a challenging 2013 for all of Mexico’s carriers as the country’s GDP was a weak 1%. The weak economy resulted in yields at both Aeromexico and Volaris sinking, and Volaris recording a loss for 4Q2013 and a 30% fall year-over-year in profits for FY2013.

After battling pressure from Aeromexico at its third largest base in Guadalajara during 2013, Volaris predicts some rationality should be restored to the market in 2014 even as it establishes a new base in Monterrey, which will increase capacity in a market important to all four of Mexico’s major carriers.

Mexican airlines review, Part 1: VivaAerobus faces tough conditions in 2014, postponing its IPO

6-Mar-2014 10:00 PM

Mexican low-cost carrier VivaAerobus began 2014 on a down note – cancelling a planned public offering valued at roughly USD226 million as it concluded market conditions were too dour and unpredictable to achieve an IPO successfully.

The cancellation occurred as VivaAerobus prepared for the first delivery of an Airbus A320. Its acceptance of the new jet marks a pivotal transition from older Boeing 737-300 narrowbodies to similar aircraft operated by its fellow low-cost rivals Interjet and Volaris.

VivaAerobus’ decision to shutter accessing the public markets does leave some questions as to how it will finance the 52 Airbus jets it has on order as six of the aircraft are scheduled for delivery in 2014. On a broader scale, VivaAerobus remains the smallest carrier among the four largest Mexican airlines, three of which (including VivaAoerbus) define themselves as low-cost carriers. If the projected rebound in Mexico’s economy fails to materialise during 2014, VivaAerobus’ greater exposure to the domestic market could create challenges for the carrier’s yet-to-be defined strategy for the future.

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