Bachigualato Federal International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional Federal de Bachigualato, ), commonly named Culiacán International Airport (), is an international airport located at Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico. It handles the national and international air traffic of the city of Culiacán.
The airport is among the Top 10 busiest airports in Mexico, and the busiest in domestic traffic and second busiest for international operations in the state of Sinaloa. It is currently handled by Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte, having undergone major construction consisting of a new terminal layout and a new boarding system. It has two jetways.
In 2018, Culiacán airport crossed the 2-million milestone for the first time, moving 2,270,834 passengers, an increase of 22.26% from previous year.
Bachigualato Federal International Airport is named after the neighborhood of Bachigualato, where the airport is located.
In favorable weather, flights from the Baja California peninsula and north arrive to runway 02, and flights from the rest of the country to runway 20.
The state executive announced plans to expand the airport and the construction of a second runway to support Boeing 777 landings.
The CIA (Culiacán International Airport) has two terminals.
The Main Terminal is used for all commercial flights, domestic and international. It has two jetways and 3 remote positions.
From February to November 2012, the airport began the work of expansion to the terminal building. The work consists of improve the operation, the airport functionality and the passenger comfort, with an expansion of 3,000m², including: the new terminal lobby and the growth in outpatient, remodeling of 2,500m² for passengers, reconfiguration of check-in point on upper level with 3 simultaneous check-in lines, the construction of a vertical circulation core in the front façade including a panoramic elevator, the growth of the waiting lounge area, the shopping area redesign and a projection of an image of modernity in its façade and inside it.
The General Aviation Terminal (also known as the Private Aviation Terminal) is located next to the Main Terminal. The Terminal is used for private planes, and helicopters.
|1||, Tijuana||421,582||Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|2||, Mexico City||297,261||Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|3||, Guadalajara||157,266||VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|4||, Monterrey||73,499||Calafia Airlines, VivaAerobus|
|5||, Mexicali||56,645||1||Calafia Airlines, TAR, Volaris|
|6||, Los Cabos||51,068||1||Aero Pacífico, VivaAerobus, Volaris|
|7||, La Paz||38,402||Calafia Airlines, VivaAerobus|
|9||, Chihuahua||13,460||TAR, VivaAerobus|
|10||, Ciudad Juárez||5,627||TAR, Volaris|