McAllen International Airport MFE
is the primary airport of the Rio Grande Valley for Deep South Texas and Northeast Mexico. The Rio Grande Valley is a culturally rich and diverse area stretching from Roma to Brownsville.
MFE Airport is a mere two miles from midtown McAllen, Texas - located off Expressway 83 and Bicentennial Blvd.,and is across from the road from the 150-store La Plaza Mall. only 'steps from the Allen Convention Center, the new Cambria Hotel & Suites with 121 rooms is scheduled to open late 2016.
tels, the valley's largest mall, and numerous restaurants; it is also only 7 miles from Reynosa, Mexico, accessible via three international bridges.
With an estimated 750,000 passengers a year, McAllen International Airport is served by some major airlines, offering direct flights some U.S. & Mexico cities, with connections around the world. Aeromar who partners with United offers currently flights to Mexico City on its 50-passenger jets.
The passenger terminal at McAllen International Airport
had been extended & upgraded during 2015 and now coveres about 138,000 sq.feet of space, with palm & mesquite trees, and interior terrazzzo floors. , offers wireless internet access, a business center, shoeshine, rental car counters, a gift and duty-free shop, a CNBC store, and a number of food & drink establishments. Rental car counters for major agencies are located in the Arrivals area.
NOTE: In May 2015 McAllen Airiport completed its considerable expansion project, adding 55,000 sq.ft of space and resulting in a larger passenger lobby, food court area, retail space. It also added a new baggage handling system and opened a redesigned TSA screening area which includes TSA pre-check for expedited passenger throughput. The new checkpoint offers advanced technology Xray machines & advanced imagery technology. A sixth passenger loading gate was added, as well as new restaurants & lounges. Also by late 2015 the Runway Safety Area improvement project was completed.
A seventh gate is to be added 'in the near future'.
The new Cambria Hotel & Suites
is scheduled to open late 2016 with 121 rooms. (Located 3 miles from the Airport and 'steps from the Allen Convention Center.)
Airlines currently serving the terminal:
Allegiant G4, tel. 1-702-505-8888;
American AA, tel. 1-800-433-7300;
United UA, tel. 1-800-525-0280
956-681-1500/ fax 1510;
- Valley Transit (VTC) offers shuttle service - tel. 956-423-5467 or 866 WEGOVTC. - reservations required - visit: www.valleytransitcompany.com.
- The McAllen Express Transit MET bus (tel. 800-574-8322 or 956-688-3500) serves the large Central Station located downtown McAllen, between 15th & 16th Street on highway 83. For schedule & routes visit: www.mcallen.net/bus/schedule.aspx.