Puebla International Airport

Puebla International Airport, officially Hermanos Serdán International Airport (IATA: PBC, ICAO: MMPB) is an international airport located near Puebla, Puebla, Mexico. It handles national and international air traffic for the city of Puebla. It also serves as an alternate airport for Mexico City, being part of the metropolitan airport group for the Mexican capital, comprising the airports of Mexico City, Toluca, Cuernavaca and Querétaro. The airport used to be a hub for Puebla Air Lines before it ceased operations in 1995. The airport was inaugurated on 18 November 1985 and since 2001 was given in concession to Operadora Estatal de Aeropuertos (OEA) for operation and development. OEA is a company founded specifically to manage and carry out investments to extend airport facilities. The following entities take part in OEA's establishment: Puebla State Government (26%) Operadora Internacional de Aeropuertos (49%) Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares (25%) In 2003 the US Trade and Development Agency (TDA) provided a grant for US $550,000 to OEA to enable the completion of a project feasibility study regarding the upgrade of the Puebla International Airport. OEA subsequently retained the services of The Louis Berger Group Inc. from the US to complete the study, which concludes that in the long term the airport might serve up to 15 million passengers annually considering that Puebla constitutes the fourth largest city in Mexico in terms of population.

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Puebla

Puebla (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈpweβla]), formally Heróica Puebla de Zaragoza and also known as Puebla City, is the seat of Puebla Municipality, the capital and largest city of the state of Puebla, and one of the five most important Spanish colonial cities in Mexico. A colonial era-planned city, it is located southeast of Mexico City and west of Mexico's main Atlantic port, Veracruz, on the main route between the two in Central Mexico. The city was founded in 1531 in an area called Cuetlaxcoapan, which means "where serpents change their skin", in between of two of the main indigenous settlements at the time, Tlaxcala and Cholula. This valley was not populated in the 16th century as in the pre-Hispanic period; this area was primarily used to the "flower wars" between a number of populations. Due to its history and architectural styles ranging from Renaissance to Mexican Baroque, the city was named a World Heritage Site in 1987. The city is also famous for mole poblano, chiles en nogada and Talavera pottery. However, most of its economy is based on industry. Being both the fourth largest city in Mexico and the fourth largest Metropolitan area in Mexico, it has a current population of 3,000,123 people, the city serves as one of the main hubs for eastern Central Mexico. Many students come from all over the country to study in its many renowned and prestigious colleges like BUAP, UDLAP, Ibero, UPAEP, Tecnologico de Monterrey, etc. The city is also important because of its industry, with the world's largest Volkswagen factory outside of Germany located in the Municipality of Cuautlancingo and Audi plant in San Jose Chiapa being the most technologically advanced plant in the western hemesphire . As a result, many suppliers to Volkswagen and Audi assembly plants have opened factories in the metro area of Puebla . These suppliers produce brake systems, suspension systems, exhaust systems, electrical systems, rack and pinion, drivetrains, alternators, radiators, hoses, motor components, transmissions, turbos, batteries, spark plugs, wheels, glass windows, car seats, plastics and upholstery, carpet etc.

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LCCs operating in Puebla

Direct flights from Puebla

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Cancun From $35 (Tax incl.)

  • VivaAerobús (VB)
  • Volaris (Y4)

Monterrey From $22 (Tax incl.)

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  • Volaris (Y4)