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MEX Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: MEX / MMMX
Airport Names:
  1. Benito Juarez International Airport
  2. Aeropuerto Internacional Benito Juárez
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
GPS Coordinates: 19°26'9"N by 99°4'18"W
Area Served: Mexico City, Mexico
Operator/Owner: Grupo Aeroportuario de la Ciudad de México
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 7,316 feet (2,230 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Facts about Benito Juarez International Airport (MEX):

  • In addition to being known as "Benito Juarez International Airport", another name for MEX is "Aeropuerto Internacional Benito Juárez".
  • Because of the increasing traffic, president Vicente Fox announced the construction of a new, larger airport on 5,000 ha in the municipalities of Texcoco and San Salvador Atenco, but when local violent protests aroused, the new airport was cancelled.
  • Benito Juarez International Airport (MEX) has 2 runways.
  • The closest airport to Benito Juarez International Airport (MEX) is Santa Lucía Air Force Base (NLU), which is located 22 miles (36 kilometers) N of MEX.
  • The national walkway was remodeled and expanded from 3,670 to 8,170m², an 122% increase.
  • Benito Juarez International Airport handled 3,277,957 passengers last year.
  • In the 1970s, president Luis Echeverría closed three runways and gave that land to poor people in order to build their homes, leaving just two parallel runways.
  • Among other works performed in the international area, a long-distance bus terminal was built with connections to Puebla, Cuernavaca, Pachuca, Toluca, Querétaro y Orizaba.
  • To relieve the demand on Benito Juarez Airport, the Mexican Government laid the groundwork for a new airport to be built on the outskirts of Mexico City.
  • Because of Benito Juarez International Airport's high elevation of 7,316 feet, planes must typically fly at a faster airspeed in order to takeoff or land at MEX. Combined with a high temperature, this could make MEX a "Hot & High" airport, where the air density is lower than it would otherwise be at sea level.
  • The furthest airport from Benito Juarez International Airport (MEX) is Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport (RRG), which is located 11,294 miles (18,175 kilometers) away in Rodrigues Island, Mauritius.

Map of Nearest Airports from Benito Juarez International Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Benito Juarez International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
122.45 miles (36.14 km) NSanta Lucía Air Force Base (NLU)Zumpango, State of Mexico, MexicoView Santa Lucía Air Force Base on a map View satellite image of Santa Lucía Air Force Base Set NLU as destination Airport Get more information about Santa Lucía Air Force Base
222.45 miles (36.14 km) NCupul National Airport (TZM)Tizimín, Yucatan, MexicoView Cupul National Airport on a map View satellite image of Cupul National Airport Set TZM as destination Airport Get more information about Cupul National Airport
332.91 miles (52.96 km) WSWLicenciado Adolfo López Mateos International Airport (TLC)Toluca, Estado de México, MexicoView Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International Airport on a map View satellite image of Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International Airport Set TLC as destination Airport Get more information about Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International Airport
443.34 miles (69.76 km) SSWGeneral Mariano Matamoros Airport (CVJ)Cuernavaca, Morelos, MexicoView General Mariano Matamoros Airport on a map View satellite image of General Mariano Matamoros Airport Set CVJ as destination Airport Get more information about General Mariano Matamoros Airport
549.56 miles (79.76 km) ESEHermanos Serdán International Airport (PBC)Puebla, MexicoView Hermanos Serdán International Airport on a map View satellite image of Hermanos Serdán International Airport Set PBC as destination Airport Get more information about Hermanos Serdán International Airport
6109.40 miles (176.06 km) NWQuerétaro Intercontinental Airport (QRO)Querétaro, MexicoView Querétaro Intercontinental Airport on a map View satellite image of Querétaro Intercontinental Airport Set QRO as destination Airport Get more information about Querétaro Intercontinental Airport
7125.96 miles (202.71 km) ESETehuacán Airport (TCN)Tehuacán, Puebla, MexicoView Tehuacán Airport on a map View satellite image of Tehuacán Airport Set TCN as destination Airport Get more information about Tehuacán Airport
8130.30 miles (209.70 km) WNWGeneral Francisco Mujica International Airport (MLM)Morelia, Michoacán, MexicoView General Francisco Mujica International Airport on a map View satellite image of General Francisco Mujica International Airport Set MLM as destination Airport Get more information about General Francisco Mujica International Airport
9132.04 miles (212.49 km) NEEl Tajín International Airport (PAZ)Poza Rica, Veracruz, MexicoView El Tajín International Airport on a map View satellite image of El Tajín International Airport Set PAZ as destination Airport Get more information about El Tajín International Airport
10140.56 miles (226.21 km) WNWCaptain Rogelio Castillo National Airport (CYW)Celaya, Guanajuato, MexicoView Captain Rogelio Castillo National Airport on a map View satellite image of Captain Rogelio Castillo National Airport Set CYW as destination Airport Get more information about Captain Rogelio Castillo National Airport
11148.20 miles (238.50 km) EEl Lencero Airport (JAL)Jalapa, Veracruz, MexicoView El Lencero Airport on a map View satellite image of El Lencero Airport Set JAL as destination Airport Get more information about El Lencero Airport
12181.06 miles (291.38 km) NTamuín National Airport (TSL)Tamuín, San Luis Potosí, MexicoView Tamuín National Airport on a map View satellite image of Tamuín National Airport Set TSL as destination Airport Get more information about Tamuín National Airport
13189.19 miles (304.47 km) EGeneral Heriberto Jara Corona International Airport (VER)Veracruz, Veracruz, MexicoView General Heriberto Jara Corona International Airport on a map View satellite image of General Heriberto Jara Corona International Airport Set VER as destination Airport Get more information about General Heriberto Jara Corona International Airport
14189.65 miles (305.22 km) NWGuanajuato International Airport (BJX)León, Guanajuato, MexicoView Guanajuato International Airport on a map View satellite image of Guanajuato International Airport Set BJX as destination Airport Get more information about Guanajuato International Airport
15190.48 miles (306.54 km) SSWGeneral Juan N. Álvarez International Airport (ACA)Acapulco, Guerrero, MexicoView General Juan N. Álvarez International Airport on a map View satellite image of General Juan N. Álvarez International Airport Set ACA as destination Airport Get more information about General Juan N. Álvarez International Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Benito Juarez International Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Benito Juarez International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,293.62 miles (18,175.28 km) ESir Gaëtan Duval Airport (RRG)Rodrigues Island, MauritiusView Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport on a map View satellite image of Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport Set RRG as destination Airport Get more information about Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport
211,268.04 miles (18,134.11 km) WSWCocos (Keeling) Island Airport (CCK)Cocos Islands, AustraliaView Cocos (Keeling) Island Airport on a map View satellite image of Cocos (Keeling) Island Airport Set CCK as destination Airport Get more information about Cocos (Keeling) Island Airport
311,021.14 miles (17,736.75 km) SSEFuvahmulah Airport (FVM)Fuvahmulah, MaldivesView Fuvahmulah Airport on a map View satellite image of Fuvahmulah Airport Set FVM as destination Airport Get more information about Fuvahmulah Airport
410,958.95 miles (17,636.67 km) SSEKaadedhdhoo Airport (KDM)Kaadedhdhoo Island, Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, MaldivesView Kaadedhdhoo Airport on a map View satellite image of Kaadedhdhoo Airport Set KDM as destination Airport Get more information about Kaadedhdhoo Airport
510,926.62 miles (17,584.65 km) ESir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU)Plaisance, MauritiusView Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport on a map View satellite image of Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport Set MRU as destination Airport Get more information about Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport
610,881.98 miles (17,512.80 km) SSEKadhdhoo Airport (KDO)Kadhdhoo Island, Laamu Atoll, MaldivesView Kadhdhoo Airport on a map View satellite image of Kadhdhoo Airport Set KDO as destination Airport Get more information about Kadhdhoo Airport
710,852.11 miles (17,464.74 km) SSEThimarafushi Airport (TMF)Thimarafushi, Thaa Atoll, MaldivesView Thimarafushi Airport on a map View satellite image of Thimarafushi Airport Set TMF as destination Airport Get more information about Thimarafushi Airport
810,787.26 miles (17,360.36 km) ERoland Garros Airport (RUN)St Denis, Réunion, FranceView Roland Garros Airport on a map View satellite image of Roland Garros Airport Set RUN as destination Airport Get more information about Roland Garros Airport
910,781.68 miles (17,351.40 km) EPierrefonds Airport (ZSE)Saint-Pierre, RéunionView Pierrefonds Airport on a map View satellite image of Pierrefonds Airport Set ZSE as destination Airport Get more information about Pierrefonds Airport
1010,761.34 miles (17,318.65 km) SSEVilla International Airport (VAM)Maamigili, MaldivesView Villa International Airport on a map View satellite image of Villa International Airport Set VAM as destination Airport Get more information about Villa International Airport
1110,728.57 miles (17,265.92 km) SSEIbrahim Nasir International Airport (MLE)Hulhulé Island, MaldivesView Ibrahim Nasir International Airport on a map View satellite image of Ibrahim Nasir International Airport Set MLE as destination Airport Get more information about Ibrahim Nasir International Airport
1210,691.89 miles (17,206.88 km) SWRokot Airport (RKI)Sipura, IndonesiaView Rokot Airport on a map View satellite image of Rokot Airport Set RKI as destination Airport Get more information about Rokot Airport
1310,679.27 miles (17,186.58 km) SKoggala Airport (KCT)Galle, Sri LankaView Koggala Airport on a map View satellite image of Koggala Airport Set KCT as destination Airport Get more information about Koggala Airport
1410,673.76 miles (17,177.71 km) WSWChristmas Island Airport (XCH)Christmas Island, AustraliaView Christmas Island Airport on a map View satellite image of Christmas Island Airport Set XCH as destination Airport Get more information about Christmas Island Airport
1510,661.65 miles (17,158.22 km) SWeerawila Airport (WRZ)Weerawila, Sri LankaView Weerawila Airport on a map View satellite image of Weerawila Airport Set WRZ as destination Airport Get more information about Weerawila Airport