Huatulco International Airport (HUX/MMBT)

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  • In 2007, more than 4,600 passengers flew from Europe to HUX
  • The Green Globe Certification is highly regarded by the European market
  • Puerto Escondido, a surfers’ destination, and Oaxaca City, a UNESCO World Heritage city, are a great complement for the Huatulco experience

Mexico’s premier eco-tourism resort - winner of a Green Globe Award – and yes the airport really does have a thatched roof.

Other Major reasons to serve this airport

  • Mexico’s premier eco-tourism resort
  • Ecological destination certified by the Green Globe Organization
  • More than 365,000 passengers in 2008
  • 62,000 international passengers in 2008
  • Nine bays and 36 beaches completely unspoilt
  • Strong inbound leisure and repeat visitors market
  • Over 3,000 hotel rooms
  • Niche market that commands higher fares
  • New cruise berth
  • Several North American carriers serve the destination
  • Year-round sunny weather
  • Puerto Escondido is located at a mere 60 minutes drive from Huatulco
  • Zicatela, a nearby beach, hosts an international surfing competition
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Huatulco International Airport marketing

The Barcelo Huatulco Beach Resort: Huatulco has over 3,000 hotel rooms and the hotel association works closely with the airport in the development of new air services – a specialist premium yield market that commands higher fares

Marketing and other support

  • Dedicated sales and marketing team
  • Reception and celebration of your inaugural flights
  • Market analysis, statistics and intelligence
  • We work closely with the Huatulco Hotel Association and its VCB, the Ministry of Tourism of The State of Oaxaca, The Mexican Ministry of Tourism and Mexico Tourism Board, to attain the best conditions for a successful route development
  • Based on a business case for every specific new route, ASUR may offer a competitive incentive package to support it
  • Contact us for further information

Visitors to Huatulco - the real catchment of HUX airport clearly lies at the other end of its potential routes.

Catchment Area

  • The development of Huatulco as a resort began in the early 1980s, since then the population has grown several-fold from about 1,000 to some 25,000 today. However, with 366,000 passengers in 2008, the real catchment area of HUX airport clearly lies at the other end of its potential routes in the rest of the world.
  • Huatulco is surrounded by many small towns that provide plenty of workforce to the USA

Freight Opportunities

Please contact us for information on freight opportunities.

The airport is a mere 20 minutes drive from Huatulco's unrivalled bays

Huatulco International Airport developments

2009 saw the expansion of Huatulco airport which handled 366,000 passengers in 2008, Click Mexicana is the largest carrier, although notably Continental has operated a successful Houston service since 2004.


  • HUX airport is a mere 20 minutes drive from Huatulco’s unrivalled bays
  • Rental cars, minivans and taxis are available at the airport
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Infrastructure & Operations

  • Runways (number and length):
    • 7-25 = 2,700 m x 45 m
  • Width of taxiways: 23m
  • Not slot coordinated
  • Operating hours: 07:00hrs – 18:00hrs
  • One terminal. 4 stands. 24 check in counters
  • Elevation: 141.5 m
  • ICAO Reference code: 4D
  • Largest aircraft: MD11

Important infrastructure developments and/or other news

  • 2009 marks the commencement of the expansion of Huatulco’s runway and apron areas. When these works are finished, Huatulco will be able to accommodate category “E” aircraft
  • Heavy investments are being done in order to comply with ICAO´s Annex 14.

Vital statistics

  • Over 366,000 passengers in 2008
  • The largest carrier is Click Mexicana
  • Continental Airlines has successfully operated the Houston route since 2004


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