Veracruz International Airport

General Heriberto Jara Corona International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional General Heriberto Jara
Airport type Public/Military
Operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste
Serves Veracruz, Veracruz
Elevation AMSL 27 m / 90 ft
Coordinates 19°08′45″N 96°11′14″W / 19.14583°N 96.18722°W / 19.14583; -96.18722
Location of airport in Mexico
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 (closed) 1,523 4,997 Asphalt
18/36 2,400 7,874 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Total passengers 1,367,972
Ranking in Mexico 13th
Source: Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste

General Heriberto Jara International Airport or Veracruz International Airport (IATA: VER, ICAO: MMVR) is an international airport located at Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico. It handles national and international air traffic for the city of Veracruz.

In 2016, the airport handled 1,315,867 passengers, and 1,367,972 in 2017.

Expansion and renovation works

The airport has been recently renovated and expanded in order to meet the growing demand. Some improvements have been added, such as the construction of new hallways inside the terminal to accommodate a larger number of passengers, so that the airport can handle the operations of larger aircraft, such as the Boeing 757.

The terminal exterior and interior have also been renovated, with a completely new architectural style.

The airport is located at the outskirts of the city of Veracruz, in a place known as "Las Bajadas".

The airport is named after General Heriberto Jara Corona, once Governor of Veracruz, from 1924 to 1927.


  • Number of gates: 11
  • Contact positions: 11
  • Number of jetways: 3
  • Number of baggage claiming carousels: 6 (4 domestic, 2 international)
  • Customs (Arrivals area)
  • Taxi & car rentals (Arrivals area)
  • Duty Free
  • VIP Lounge
  • Parking area

Airlines and destinations

AeromarMexico City
AeroméxicoSeasonal: Mexico City
Aeroméxico ConnectMexico City, Monterrey
InterjetGuadalajara, Mexico City
MAYAirCancún, Cozumel, Mérida, Villahermosa
TARCiudad del Carmen, Mérida, Querétaro, Tampico
United ExpressHouston–Intercontinental
VivaAerobusCancún, Guadalajara, Mérida, Monterrey, Reynosa
VolarisGuadalajara, Tijuana

Busiest routes

Busiest domestic routes at Veracruz International Airport (2017)[1]
Rank City Passengers Ranking Airline
1  Distrito Federal (México), Mexico City 272,293 Aeromar, Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet
2  Quintana Roo, Cancún 113,694 MAYAir, VivaAerobus, Volaris
3  Nuevo León, Monterrey 107,907 Aeroméxico Connect, TAR, VivaAerobus
4  Jalisco, Guadalajara 89,318 Interjet, VivaAerobus, Volaris
5  Tamaulipas, Reynosa 28,998 VivaAerobus
6  Yucatán, Mérida 28,909 3 Aeromar, MAYAir, TAR, VivaAerobus
7  Baja California, Tijuana 10,483 1 Volaris
8  Tamaulipas, Tampico 10,039 1 TAR
9  Campeche, Ciudad del Carmen 6,457 1 TAR
10  Tabasco, Villahermosa 4,234 4 Aeromar, MAYAir

Accidents and incidents

On 2 April 1981, Douglas C-47A N258M of Sky Train Air was written off in an accident while taxiing.[2]

See also


  1. "Operational Statistics of Airports in the ASA Network" (in Spanish). Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares. January 2018. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  2. "N258M Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 24 July 2010.
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