Tijuana International Airport TIJ
- officially known as General Abelardo L. Rodríguez Airport - serves the State of Baja California and its city of Tijuana. It is one of Mexico's most important hubs - operated by Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (GAP).
TIJ Airport is just 6 km (10-minute drive) from the city of Tijuana (in the Otay Centenario borough, located at the northwestern end of the Baja California Peninsula - right on the Mexican side of the U.S.-Mexico border - and 29 km south of San Diego, California. It is accessible via both the US Hwys 5 & 805 and the Mexican Highway 1.
With one long runway and an an average of about 4M passengers annually (in 2015 4.9M; in 2016 6.3M - a 30 percent increase!,) Tijuana International is hub for Volaris Airlines and is Tijuana is focus city for Aero Calafia. While domestic airlines offer mainly flights within Mexico, Aeromexico also offers flights to China.
Since Dec. 2015, Tijuana Airport is currently the only Airport in the world with passenger terminals in two countries:
- The new Cross-Border Terminal 2*(on U.S. soil)
with CBP inspection (named 'Cross Border Xpress' or 'CBX') now enables passengers to directly cross from Tijuana Airport in Mexico, to San Diego in the U.S. - by taking the 160-foot enclosed pedestrian 'Tijuana Cross Border Bridge' - allowing ticketed passengers to cross the bridge in either directions at a fee.
The new SITA passenger processing system at CBX enables U.S. passengers to access airline destinations, including long-haul flights.
CITA's AirportConnect kiosks and work stations enable passengers to check-in at CBX, reducing time to 30 minutes.
- The new Customs station at Otay Mesa, Mexico now
lowers waiting times considerably, and may also boost cross-border tourism.
- Airport information:
Tel: 52-(664)-607-8200, 52-(664)-607-8201, or 52-(664)-607-8230.
- Tourist-related Information
is available from Hoteles Noroeste & Cotuco (hotel information); Viajes Lincoln, Viajes Ancla & Viajes del Rubi (travel agencies).
The Main Terminal
with Concourses A & B, and access to E gates, has 23 gates, 10 jetways and four baggage claim carousels. Amenities and services include
American Express; currency exchanges, ATMs, a
Food Court in Concourses A & B, at ground & upper levels. Duty-free shops are at Concourses A & B in their main corridor. WiFi by TelMex is available throughout the terminal.
Customs is in the Arrivals area. Taxi and rental car desks for all major rental cars are in both Arrivals & Departures.
Lounges at Tijuana Airport :
- VIP room Tijuana on the upper level of the main terminal; and
- Aeromexico Salon Premier in Concourse A, ground level.
* Terminal 2
offers a coffee shop & sit-down restaurant, a sports bar, US Bustoms & immigration, a duty-free shop, VIP Room & rental car counters.
Current airlines serving Tijuana Airport:
Aero Calafia, Aeromexico, Aeromexico Connect, Viva Aerobus (starting July 1, 2017) and Volaris. While all of thse airlines use Concourse A, Viva Aeeobus & Volaris use Concourse B.