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MEXICO | San Jose del Cabo
Los Cabos International Airport

MMSD

A ground support facility at Los Cabos International Airport, supporting trips throughout Mexico

Jaime Sitja

On behalf of our team,
welcome to Cabo!

Whether you are traveling to our wonderful city of Cabo San Lucas for business or pleasure, my team and I are here to make your trip run as smoothly as possible. We were the first operators in Mexico to receive NATA certification, and we continue to set the benchmark for exceptional customer service and attention to detail.

We understand that your time is precious, and my highly experienced ground team is ready to take care of all your requests and last-minute changes, quickly and efficiently.

We tailor our services to your needs and can support your operation at more than 60 airports throughout Mexico.

We look forward to showing you real Mexican customer service next time you visit.

Sincerely,

Jaime Sitja

Station Manager
Universal Aviation Mexico – San Jose del Cabo

Four different ways we can take care of your
ground support needs throughout Mexico

  • We operate ground support facilities at MMCZ, MMSD, MMTO, and MMUN.
  • We have trained and badged ground handling representatives stationed at over 60 additional airports.
  • We can send our representatives to meet you at any destination.
  • We can help coordinate ground support for any location.

Services

Ground support capabilities

Languages spoken Spanish and English
Customs and immigration? Yes – located in main terminal
UVair® contract fuel available? Yes
Conference rooms? No
Limousine service and car rental? Yes
Crew accommodation arrangements? Yes
Security arrangements? Yes
Maintenance? Yes
Direct ramp access? Yes
Computerized worldwide weather briefings? Yes
Baggage handling? Yes
Permit coordination? Yes
Lav service? Yes

Flight support

RVSM: Implemented
ACAS/TCAS II: Required
ICAO Annex 16, Chapter II: No restrictions
RNP 5/RNP 10 airspace: Not implemented
8.33 MHz channel spacing: Not required
Airport fire protection category: MMSD: 6

Directions

Directions to airport

From Cabo San Lucas, head northeast on Cabo San Lucas-San Jose Del Cabo/Carr Federal 1/Mexico 1. Go through 1 traffic circle. Turn left onto Nayarit. Turn right onto Puebla. Turn left followed by an immediate right to find the entrance to Los Cabos International Airport.

Directions to office

Once you enter the Los Cabos International Airport, enter the first gated parking lot, which will be on the right side.

Facility contact information

Aeropuerto Intenacional de Los Cabos
Km 43.5 Carretera Transpeninsular
Col. Las Veredas San Jose del Cabo
C.P. 23420, Baja California Sur

Location FAQ

Hours of operation 0700-1800 – 1800:21:59 Overtime on request
Airport restrictions? No
Noise restrictions? No
Slots required? Yes – only for B727-sized aircraft or larger
VIP passenger lounge? Yes
VIP crew lounge? Yes
Air conditioning? Yes
Internet access/Wi-Fi? Yes
Digital newspapers No
Refreshments? Yes
Flight-plan filing? Yes
Restrooms? Yes
Showers? Yes
Prayer room? No
Hangarage? No
VIP catering? Yes

Recent articles discussing operating in Mexico

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SENEAM Fees for Travel to or over Mexico – Part 2: Dealing with a SENEAM Suspension

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SENEAM Fees for Travel to or over Mexico – Part 1: Calculating Fees & Managing Payments

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Mexico Landing Permit Changes – Part 1: Private Ops

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Operations to Mexico: Hotels, Local Area and Culture

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Operations to Mexico – Flight Planning, Weather & NOTAMs

Operations to Mexico – Flight Planning, Weather & NOTAMs

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Mexico Charter Operations: Landing Permits and Cabotage

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Operational Tips for Mexico – PPRs and Slots

Operational Tips for Mexico – PPRs and Slots

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Business Aviation Operations in Mexico – Navigating CIQ

Business Aviation Operations in Mexico – Navigating CIQ

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Business Aviation Operations in Mexico – Ground Handling

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Business Aviation Operations in Mexico – Understanding Airport Ops

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Operating to Mexico: Overview of Landing Permits and Restrictions

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Contact Information

Contact details for Universal Aviation at MMSD
Contact detail Location detail
Country: Mexico
Main office: San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
ICAO: MMSD
Other office(s): Cozumel (MMCZ)
Toluca (MMTO)
Cancun (MMUN)
Locations served: All of Mexico
Radio frequency: N/A
SITA: N/A
Station manager: Jaime Sitja
Phone: +52 722 2731156 (MMTO)
+52 624 146 5087
Mobile: +52 624 183 2578 (Jaime Sitja)
+52 624 183 6551 (Javier Cendejas)
Fax: +52 722 2793066 (MMTO)
+52 624 146 5087
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