As a gateway for many from the United States to Central and South America, Mexico enjoys quite a bit of activity. The country has almost 2 000 airports to choose from, although only a few are able to cater to the demands of larger aircraft. This colorful country with its interesting people is often considered a quick and fun getaway for those living in the southern part of the United States and many choose to zip over the border for a few short days at one of the many great cities along the country’s coast. Those further north usually have to catch an airplane and so will arrive at one of the Mexico’s larger airports feeling relaxed and ready for a great holiday. A number of private plane owners also prefer to fly regardless of where they live in the United States and there are also those who enjoy a short stopover in Mexico before moving on to holiday in Central America.
The biggest airport in Mexico is the Mexico City International Airport. Known locally as the Benito Juarez International Airport, the airport is located in the country’s capital city. The Benito Juarez International Airport caters to both international and domestic flights and you can fly to more than 100 different international destinations from the airport. However, since this airport also has the distinction of being the busiest in Latin America, you may want to consider one of the country’s smaller airports such as the Cancun International Airport, which can be found on Mexico’s Caribbean coast in Cancun. The Cancun International Airport is the second busiest in the country and it has recently undergone a bit of upgrading and expansion and now has a new runway as well as a new terminal.
There are a large number of other international airports which offer flights to international destinations as well as some which are only suitable for domestic use. International airports include the Conzumel International Airport, the Tapachula International Airport, the Uruapan International Airport and the Xoxocotlan International Airport. While these are rather minor airports, they are definitely the best way to get to lesser-known parts of the country.