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Airlines Serving Guadalajara International Airport

Guadalajara's Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport is located 10 miles (16 km) southeast of the central business district of Guadalajara, and is the primary commercial airfield for the metro region. Named for Miguel Hidalgo, the Mexican revolutionary who began the war that brought Mexican independence from Spain, the airport is the third busiest in the country, served by numerous airlines that connect Guadalajara with the rest of the world.

The primary carriers operating to and from Guadalajara International include Aeromexico, which has numerous flights to Mexico City, Tijuana, Los Angeles and Chicago, and Aeromexico Connect, with flights to other destinations in Mexico. Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Continental Airlines, and Delta Airlines also serve the airport, with numerous flights from many North American cities.

The airport consists of a main terminal building with two concourses; both domestic and international flights arrive and depart from the same building. From downtown Guadalajara, the airport is reached via Highway 23, and ample parking is available in the main lot adjacent to the terminal hall. The Servicio Colectivo minibus stops at the airport entrance and transports passengers to the downtown area. Aeromexico Connect also offers free shuttle service to any city destination for those ticketed on Aeromexico flights. Authorized taxi companies operate to and from the airport, and passengers can reserve and prepay at special taxi counters within the terminal. A number of well-known rental car companies are represented at the airport; all have service desks in the arrivals area.

Several banks have branches at the airport, and there are numerous ATM facilities. Currency exchange (known as the bureau de change) is located in the main terminal hall. Hotel reservations can be made at the visitor info center, and free shuttle service is provided by many of the hotels that are located in the center of Guadalajara. The Hotel Casa Grande is near the airport parking area, and can be reached via a covered walkway.

Other airport facilities include duty-free shops, a 24-hour restaurant and several snack bars, cocktail lounges, and post office. There are special accommodations for the handicapped, including disabled parking spaces, wheelchair-accessible toilets, and hearing impaired telephone services.

Entire sightseeing trips can be arranged at the tourist information centers. Many day tours of Guadalajara and surrounding areas can be initiated from the airport itself. Staff at the visitor info desks is bilingual and are ready to assist travelers with any questions regarding transportation and hotel/resort accommodations.
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