Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Intl Airport
Guadalajara International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional de Guadalajara), officially known as Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Guadalajara International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional de Guadalajara Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla) (IATA: GDL, ICAO: MMGL), is the main airport of Mexico's second-largest city Guadalajara. Opened in 1966, it's located 16 km south of the city center. In 2014 it handled 8,695,183 passengers, and in 2015 it handled 9,758,516. It is Mexico's third busiest airport, after Mexico City International Airport and Cancún International Airport and second busiest for cargo flights. Guadalajara's International Airport is composed of two runways and one terminal.It is also a major airport for connections, being a hub for Aeroméxico/Aeroméxíco Connect and Volaris, for which is a primary gateway to the United States. It is also a focus city for VivaAerobus and Interjet as well. Flights are offered to destinations within Mexico and to Central America and the United States. The airport is named for Miguel Hidalgo, who began the war that brought Mexican independence from Spain. He has been called the "father of Mexican independence".