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Baja Skinny: Flying into SJD Los Cabos International Airport

Flying into Los Cabos International Airport

Regular visitors to the Los Cabos International Airport in San Jose del Cabo may have noticed the recent addition of a new terminal, as well as other renovations and upgrades. Expansion and upgrades have been ongoing since 2009, and are being overseen by Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico, which also operates airports in Tijuana, Mexicali, Hermosillo, Guadalajara, Los Mochis, Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, and Morelia. Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifio is a publicly traded company, with 15 percent of its shares owned by Aeropuertos Mexicanos del Pacifico (AMP).

The new terminal (Terminal 2) at Los Cabos International Airport features state-of-the-art monitors posted throughout its air-conditioned check-in and waiting rooms. Vehicle access and traffic to and from the new terminal has been made relatively simple, with a check-point process that eliminates congestion at its lower level. Taxis are now confined to the lower level, while family and friends pick-ups are conveniently accessible on the upper level.

Flying into Los Cabos International Airport

Terminals 1 and 2 are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, and construction is currently proceeding on yet another international terminal, which will specialize in high-end private jets whisking Hollywood types down for their weekends in paradise. Ample parking facilities are available at all terminals, and convenient and affordable accommodations are now offered at the newly minted Best Western Hotel, providing a significant upgrade for travelers dealing with flight delays.

”Our daily goal is to make sure guests are satisfied with our services and facilities, especially in those circumstances when they didn’t plan to stay with us,” said Best Western’s General Manager, Ivonne Gutiérrez. “We do our very best to change their negative experiences into positive ones.”

For more information about the Los Cabos International Airport, check out our FAQ section below.

Flying into Los Cabos International Airport

Los Cabos International Airport FAQs

Which airlines fly to Los Cabos?

Interjet, AeroMexico, Magnicharters, United Airlines and Volaris all fly into Terminal 1. Airtran, American Airlines, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, Virgin and US Air fly into Terminal 2.

Is the airport handicap accessible?

In February of 2005, the Mexican Government confirmed that the airport in Los Cabos had complied with all handicap access standards: four percent of parking spaces are reserved for handicapped people, with proper signs and dimensions; all airport restrooms having modified toilets equipped for people with disabilities; and all walkways are equipped with elevators and ramps that ease movement higher or lower levels.

What are the baggage limits?

Baggage limits may vary with individual airlines, but most carriers allow 60-70 pounds. For flights between Mexico, the U.S. and Canada, baggage is measured by pieces, limiting the number of bags by volume. Everyone is advised to contact their respective airlines or travel agency to be as well informed regarding baggage policy limits, and the potential for additional fees.

Flying into Los Cabos International Airport

What should I do if I lose my luggage?

For any issues regarding lost, damaged, or delayed luggage, visit your airline’s ticket counter.

Where can I find food in the airport?

Restaurant options in Terminal 1 include Subway, Yogurlicious, Burger King, Starbucks, Boston Hot Dogs, Domino’s Pizza, and Corona Bar. Fewer eateries may be found in Terminal 2, but hungry travelers will be happy to note the presence of Sbarro and Subway, as well as the Corner Bar.

Are taxis available?

Taxis are available around the clock at both terminals. Drivers set prices according to the zone your hotel is located in, so expect to pay substantially more for trips to Cabo San Lucas. Shuttle services are also available, and are typically a more affordable choice than taxis. Rental cars are yet another transportation option.

Where can I find updated flight information?

Flight information for Los Cabos International Airport, including arrival and departure updates, may be viewed here.

 

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Photos courtesy of Fernando Rodriguez and Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico.

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About Fernando Rodriguez

Fernando Rodriguez is a freelance writer who has written more than 100 articles about Los Cabos for regional travel guides like iCabo and Cabo Exclusive. A Los Cabos resident for over three years, Fernando is also the creator of the well-regarded comic book series, Aztec of the City. For more information about his work, visit www.aztecofthecity.com or his Facebook Page.

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