Federal de Bachigualato Intl

Federal of Bachigualato International Airport or commonly named Culiacán International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional Federal de Bachigualato or Aeropuerto Internacional de Culiacán), (IATA: CUL, ICAO: MMCL) is an international airport located at Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico. It handles the national and international air traffic of the city of Culiacán. The airport, being the most important domestic gateway in the state of Sinaloa, and the second on international operations after Mazatlán International Airport, second before Los Mochis International Airport has undergone major construction consisting of a new terminal layout and a new boarding system. It has two jetways. In 2014, Culiacán airport handled 1,307,717 passengers, and in 2015 it handled 1,432,315 passengers. It is handled by Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte. This airport used to be operated by Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico. Bachigualato Federal International Airport is named after the neighborhood of Bachigualato, where the airport is located. In favorable weather, flights from the Baja California peninsula and north arrive to runway 02, and flights from the rest of the country to runway 20. The state executive announced plans to expand the airport and the construction of a second runway to support Boeing 777 landings.

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Culiacan

Culiacán ( kuljaˈkan ) is a city in northwestern Mexico, the largest city in the state of Sinaloa as well as its capital and capital of the municipality of Culiacán. With 675,773 inhabitants in the city (census of 2010), and 858,638 in the municipality. While the municipality has a total area of 4,758 km2 (1,837 sq mi), the city itself is dense, at only 65 km2 (25 sq mi). The city is located in a valley at the confluence of the Tamazula and Humaya Rivers, where the two meet to form the Culiacán River, and is located 55 meters above sea level. It is located in the center of the state with almost equal distance to the other urban centers of the state: Los Mochis to the north, and Mazatlán to the south. And Altata at the west.

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