Mexico City International Airport
Benito Juárez International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de México Benito Juárez or AICM), (IATA: MEX, ICAO: MMMX) in Venustiano Carranza, one of the sixteen boroughs into which Mexico's Federal District is divided, is a commercial airport that serves Mexico City, the capital of Mexico. It is Mexico's busiest airport by both passenger traffic and aircraft movements and is the Latin America's second busiest airport by passenger traffic after Guarulhos Airport in São Paulo, Brazil and the busiest airport by aircraft movements. Although Juárez was not its official name for several decades, it was formally named after the 19th century president Benito Juárez in 2006, and is Mexico's main domestic gateway. The airport is owned by Grupo Aeroportuario de la Ciudad de México and operated by Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares, the government-owned corporation, which also operates 21 other airports throughout Mexico. In recent years Toluca Airport has become an alternate airport.
This hot and high airport is served by 30 domestic and international airlines and offers direct flights to more than 100 destinations worldwide. It provides non-stop services from Mexico City to North America, Central America and Caribbean, South America, Europe and Asia. (Aeroméxico is the only airline that flies to Asia from Mexico City). In 2011, the airport served 26,368,861 passengers a 9.28% increase compared to 2010. For the 12-month period ending October 31, 2012, the airport handled 29,154,842 passengers. In optimal conditions, and with the recent renovations and expansion projects completed, the Benito Juárez airport will be able to handle up to 32 million passengers per year. As the main hub for Mexico's largest airline Aeroméxico and a secondary hub for its subsidiary Aeroméxico Connect, the airport has become a SkyTeam hub. It is also a hub for Aeromar, Interjet and a focus city for VivaAerobus and Volaris.
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