Sunday, November 25, 2012

Culiacan Airport Car Rental

Federal de Bachigualato International Airport also known as Culiacan Airport is an international airport that serves as an important gateway for domestic and international passengers. It is located in Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico. Culiacan is the economic and political capital of Sinaloa.

As it handles the national and international air traffic of the city of Culiacán, it ranks as OMA's second busiest airport. In 2011, nearly 1,070,706 passengers used Culiacan airport. It is also an important domestic gateway in the state of Sinaloa. Currently, Culiacan Airport is handled by Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte and used to be operated by Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico.

Culiacan Airport is well-equipped with modern facilities including 2 jetways, 2 halls for international and domestic passengers, hotel service, duty free, parking slots, food court and bar, 5 contact positions, 4 baggage claiming carousels, Interjet offices, Volaris offices and  VivaAerobus offices. Airports that are nearby Culiacan airport are Los Mochis airport, Mazatlan airport, San Jose Cabo airport, La Paz (Mexico) airport and Durango airport. The Federal de Bachigualato airport is named after the neighborhood of Bachigualato, where the airport is located. The only international destination from this airport is to Los Angeles-LAX with Aeroméxico Connect and Volaris.

It has two terminals: main terminal and general aviation terminal. Main terminal is used for the commercial flights, domestics and foreigners. As it has 3 remote positions and 2 crystal jetways, there is space to operate all domestic flights. The General Aviation Terminal also known as the Private Aviation Terminal is located next to the Main Terminal. It is used for private planes, and helicopters.

The airport’s terminal expansion project started from February 2012. The project was commenced to improve the operation, airport functionality and passenger comfort. The expansion of 3,000m² includes remodeling of 2,500m² for passengers, new terminal lobby and growth in outpatient, panoramic elevator, growth of the waiting lounge area and shopping area redesign.

As it plays an important role in both domestic and international air travels, you might have to wait around the rental car counter to pick a rental car. To avoid such delays when you arrive at the airport, you can book a rental car online through Culiacan Airport Car Rental.

Airlines using Federal de Bachigualato International Airport include:
  • Aeroméxico
  • Aéreo Calafia
  • Aéreo Servicio Guerrero
  • Aeroméxico Connect
  • Aero Pacífico
  • Interjet
  • MexicanaClick
  • VivaAerobus
  • Volaris
The above information was obtained from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_de_Bachigualato_International_Airport

Video: A tour of Culiacan Airport

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