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Landing in Paradise: Airports in Oaxaca

Traveling is very pleasant and more so when you know exactly where you’re going. Know all the airports in Oaxaca so you can plan your trip smoothly.

At the time of travel, it is very important to know what the possibilities of routes are: air, sea, or land. If you are planning a trip to Oaxaca and the most comfortable for you is to travel by plane, you need to know the state’s airports. Below is a quick guide with relevant information about the three airports in Oaxaca.

Oaxaca International Airport (aka Xoxocotlán International Airport)

Airplane in airport to represent airplanes in airports in Oaxaca"

Oaxaca International Airport is one of the oldest in the country. Its construction dates from 1940 although it has been remodeled on multiple occasions. The last one started in 2019 and to date, the project has not been completed.

The airport is just 12 km from Oaxaca City. Therefore, it is ideal if on your tour of the state the first thing you want to do is visit the capital.

Here are the most relevant data about this airport in Oaxaca:

  • IATA code: OAX
  • ICAO Code: MMOX
  • Operated by: Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste
  • Destinations and airlines: 13 destinations (9 domestic and 4 international), 9 airlines (6 domestic and 3 international)
  • Address: Carretera Aeropuerto de Oaxaca, Oaxaca Puerto Ángel sin número, C.P. 68101, Oaxaca, México.
  • Tel: +52 95 15 11 50 88

In this airport, you will also find boutiques and restaurants. These can be very useful if you have some waiting time or you go back and forgot to buy some souvenirs.

  • Guelaguetza handicrafts: boutique in which you will find various original handicrafts from Oaxaca.
  • Casa Armando Guillermo Prieto: In this boutique, besides handicrafts, you will find products from Oaxaca such as mezcal.
  • Huaxyacac Restaurant: a restaurant with original Oaxacan food to say goodbye to all the wonderful flavors of the region.
  • Snack Bar Centeotl: a bar with fast food to kill time and enjoy a good bite.
  • La Calenda delicatessen: if you are looking for something fast to eat this is an excellent option because its food is of great quality.

Puerto Escondido International Airport

Person awaiting flight in what could be an airport in Oaxaca.

If you travel to Puerto Escondido you can arrive by air as it is one of the airports in Oaxaca. This airport is public, which means that the Mexican government is the one that operates it to promote tourism in the Mexican Pacific.

This airport in Oaxaca has located 2km from the city of Puerto Escondido so it is very easy for tourists to move to hotels and other points of interest from there.

Here are the most important data from Puerto Escondido International Airport:

  • IATA code: PXM
  • ICAO Code: MMPS
  • Operated by: Airports and Auxiliary Services
  • Destinations and airlines: 13 national destinations and 6 national airlines
  • Address: Costera Km. 6.5, Aeropuerto, 71980 Puerto Escondido, Oax.
  • Tel: +52 954 582 0492

Huatulco Bay International Airport

People waiting for airplane

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This airport in Oaxaca is very comfortable for tourists as it is easily accessible for tourists. It is only 18km from the Bays of Huatulco, you have to take a stretch of road, however, the estimated time by car is only 20 minutes.

In turn, this airport has a VIP lounge operated by Global Lounge Network. Here are the directions to arrive and the opening times:

    On the airside, after the security checkpoint, continue left to gates 5-6-7-8. The living room is at the end of the hallway on the right side.
    Open only when flights are scheduled to depart.
    Tel: +52 958 581 9150

It is important to stress that access to this room requires membership.

Here are other relevant data about the Huatulco Bay International Airport:

  • IATA code: HUX
  • ICAO code: MMBT
  • Operated by: Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste
  • Destinations and airlines: 10 destinations (4 national, 6 international) and 10 airlines (7 national and 3 international).
  • Address: Carretera Costera Pinotepa, Salina Cruz – Santiago Pinotepa Nacional Km. 237, El Zapote, 70980 Santa María Huatulco, Oax
  • Tel: +52 958 581 9004

Get on the plane and visit Oaxaca

People waiting to chech an airplane.

Image by Al Jazeera English

With this information, you are ready to embark on the adventure in Oaxaca. The airports in Oaxaca await you with open arms to discover all the wonders of this beautiful Mexican state.

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