Guatemala La Aurora (GUA) Airport

Guatemala La Aurora GUA Airport Overview

Guatemala La Aurora International Airport GUA is Central America's third-busiest airport in terms of passenger traffic. In recent years it received extensive expansion and renovation and is now able to handle more flights and larger airplanes.

As of mid-April 2017 - no official site for the Airport had been found.

The Airport is located in Finca San Isidro, 6 km from Guatemala City, the capital of Guatemala.

If  you have a at least two hours to spare
, check in your baggage and walk (15-20 mins) over to the Nacional Zoo, which is highly recommended and can be seen within an hour's time.  On your way to or from the Zoo you may want to drop in on the large handicraft market across from it.  Also, Guatamala City has a great Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, and the Mercado Central is well worth investigating.  Day tours are available to Tikal National Park, which may also fit into your itinerary. 

With a long runway and 2.8 million passengers in 2016, Guatemala La Aurora Airport is served by a number of International Airlines, as well as by charter flights, offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.
A Departure tax is payable prior to boarding (but may be included in your ticket - check first with your airline).

Business travelers
heading to the financial district may want to consider the Holiday Inn, a ten-minute drive from the Airport. (tel. 50-2-2421-0000 /fax 0025) offering 7 meeting rooms in various sizes.

The new main passenger terminal  has two concourses--the northern concourse and the central concourse (used for larger aircraft). Amenities and services include a staffed information kiosk, rental car agencies, foreign exchange & bank service, restaurants & shops (local crafts and duty-free), a post office, a pharmacy, hotel desks, and travel agencies and a Presidents Club for Copa & United .
There is also a smaller regional passenger terminal.

 Important telephone numbers:
Police 110; ambulance 123. 
Guatemala Tourist Comission +502 331-1333;
Travel Visa Pro 866-378-1722;
U.S. Embassy +502 2326-4000.

Present and future Airport developments:
Six companies submitted their modernization proposals for the Airport by Dec. 2016, and within six months their studies were to be submitted. Work would include impovement of infrastructure and processes at the Airport.  
By January 20, 2017 a $15M remodel plan was proposed - to include resurfacing of runway and quick exits, changing floors , leasing equipment for inspection and painting signals on the tracks.
By Feb. 2017. the Tender to Modernize La Aurora was canceled. 


  • Address:
    Colonia Reyna Barrios
    Finca San Isidro, 01010
    Guatemala
  • Contact: contacto@dgac.gob.gt
  • Phone: +502 2321 5000

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