Flight Operations To Acapulco – AeroExpo


Flight Operations to Acapulco – AeroExpo

Michael Prather | - 02/27/2017
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Flight Operations to Acapulco – AeroExpo: Are you aware of operational procedures at Acapulco International Airport?

AeroExpo 2017 takes place this March 2-4 in the stunning Mexican seaside city. Here is the information you need to successfully plan a flight operation to Acapulco.

Acapulco International Airport
  • Official name: General Juan Alvarez International 
  • IATA Code: ACA 
  • ICAO Code: MMAA 
  • Latitude / longitude: N16-45.4/W099-45.2 
  • Marginal Variation: 07E 
  • Elevation: 16 ft. 
  • Fuel: Jet, Avgas
  • Time Zone: UTC – 6 hours 
Operational Information 
  • Private flights require overflight and landing permits arranged through a handler
  • Non-scheduled flights require overflight and landing permits, your handler who will coordinate with DGAC on your behalf
  • There are normally no parking restrictions for general aviation, however, parking can get scarce during peak times such as major U.S. holidays periods
  • Crew is only permitted to bring along clothes, personal hygiene items, and any necessary items for work

Airport Embarkation Tax: DNR, DSM, and TUA are included on the handling bill.

Currency: Mexican Peso (MXP)

Baggage Clearance

Passengers must present their luggage at customs for screening. If a red light comes up they have to open up their baggage for clearance, and if a green light comes up they are clear to go.

  • EU and USA citizens do not require MEX VISA
  • Some countries require MEX VISA, please check with your local Mexican Consulate
  • Passports cannot be less than six months from expiration date


  • 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars or 200 mg of pipe tobacco for those over 18 years of age
  • 3 liters of alcoholic beverages for those over 18 years of age
  • Perfume, eau-de-cologne, and lotions for personal use only
  • A camera and 12 rolls of film
  • Goods worth up to USD 300


  • Uncanned foodstuff
  • Canned pork and derivatives
  • Earth, plants, flowers, fruit, seeds, and materials of vegetable origin


  • Tobacco and alcohol
  • The export of archaeological relics is prohibited


  • Europcar and Payless available at the airport
  • Most of the major rental companies are located more in the central town area
  • It may be possible to have your handler arrange a rental car to be at the airport
  • Limo services available
  • Taxis are readily available
  • If using a handler, prepaid transport with limo or taxi can be arranged
  • Resort Mundo Imperial (event venue)
  • Piedras de Sol Acapulco Diamante Villas and Hotel
  • Ocean Breeze Acapulco
  • Hotel Ashly
  • Holiday Inn Acapulco La Isla
  • The Grand Mayan Acapulco
  • Mayan Place Acapulco

Need advice or support for your Flight Operations to Acapulco? Contact UAS Americas hou@uas.aero