Veracruz Las Bahadas / Gen. Jara International Airport
serves the Mexican city and state of Veracruz, and is gateway to the spectacular landscape of the lake Catemaco region, and the famous Carnival of Veracruz with its musical extravaganzas lasting all night through.
The Airport is located 10 km outside of the city of Veracruz, at 'Las Bajadas' and is situated on the Gulf of Mexico - between the cities of La Antigua and Boca del Rio. To get to Veracruz, take the access road (turn right at the junction with the highway; after 5 minutes you see a turnoff to the right, signposted for Veracruz city center.
With two runways and over 1M passengers per annum, Veracruz International Airport is served by domestic and international airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.
The passenger terminal at Veracruz International Airport has been under renovation/ reconstruction for some time. Among its completed projects are n
ew check-in counters, 6 airline gates - five of which with covered boarding bridges (moving as jetways, expediting embarking/ disembarking); interior & exterior areas were renovated and exhibit a new architectural style. The new hallways now accommodate the growing passenger numbers. Among its services and amenities are Information and Tourist counters, banking services, a number of shops, two cafes, and rental car counters.
Veracruz Airport is to double in size by 2018.
Transport options f
rom the Airport include rental cars, taxis or shared-ride minivans.