Lic. y Gen. Ignacio López Rayón Intl

Uruapan International Airport (IATA: UPN, ICAO: MMPN), also known as "Lic. y Gen. Ignacio López Rayón International Airport", serves the Mexican city of Uruapan, and it is the second busiest and second largest international gateway of the Mexican state of Michoacán after Morelia International Airport. It has one terminal. The airport is operated by Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares, a federal government-owned corporation. The airport sports an asphalt runway 2,400 meters (or 7,874 feet) in length, capable of accommodating aircraft like the Boeing 737 and the Airbus 320. The runway's approach vectors are 20 degrees for the north end of the runway and 200 degrees for the south end. The runway is located at an elevation of 1,603 meters (5,258 feet, or just short of a mile) above sea level. In 2014, the airport handled 106,949 passengers, and in 2015 it handled 110,067 passengers.

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Uruapan

Uruapan is the second largest city in the Mexican state of Michoacán. It is located at the western edge of the Purépecha highlands, just to the east of the Tierra Caliente Region. Since the colonial period, it has been an important city economically due its location. The city was conquered by the Spanish in 1522, when the last Purépecha ruler fled the Pátzcuaro area to here. The modern city was laid out in 1534 by Friar Juan de San Miguel, which played an important role in the War of Independence, and was the capital of Michoacán during the French Intervention. Today it is the center of Mexico’s avocado growing region, with most of the crop distributed from here nationally and internationally.

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