Guatemala Airport (GUA)

La Aurora International Airport (IATA: GUA, ICAO: MGGT), or Guatemala Airport, located in Guatemala City, is the main airport in Guatemala and one of the busiest in Central America. It is a hub for several major airlines and offers direct flights to destinations throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

Guatemala airport code

The IATA code GUA, and the ICAO code MGGT identify the La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala. These codes are crucial for air traffic control, airlines, and passengers to recognize and navigate easily this airport.

Read more: Why the Guatemala Airport code is GUA?

Location of the Guatemala Airport

La Aurora International Airport is located 5.1 miles from the city center of Guatemala City, serving as the primary gateway to the country’s capital and its surrounding regions. The address is 9 ave. 14-75 Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala.

Skytrax Certified Rating

La Aurora International Airport is certified as a 3-Star Regional Airport for facilities, comfort, cleanliness, shopping, food & beverages, staff service, and security/immigration.

Airlines and destinations

  • Aeromexico: with flights to/from Mexico City (MEX)
  • AeroUnion (cargo)
  • American Airlines: with flights to/from Dallas (DFW), Miami (MIA)
  • Arajet
  • Avianca: with flights to/from Bogota (BOG), Los Angeles (LAX), Comayagua (XPL), San Jose (SJO), San Pedro Sula (SAP), San Salvador (SAL), Washington (IAD)
  • CM Airlines
  • Copa Airlines: with flights to/from Managua (MGA), Panama City (PTY), San Jose (SJO)
  • Delta Airlines: with flights to/from Atlanta (ATL), Los Angeles (LAX)
  • Frontier Airlines
  • Iberia: with flights to/from Atlanta (ATL)
  • jetBlue: with flights to/from New York (JFK)
  • Spirit Airlines: with flights to/from Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Houston (IAH), Orlando (MCO)
  • Sunwing: with flights to/from Montreal (YUL)
  • TAG Airlines: with flights to/from Belize City (BZE), Cancun (CUN), Flores (FRS), Puerto Barrios (PBR), San Pedro Sula (SAP)
  • United Airlines: with flights to/from Houston (IAH), Washington (IAD)
  • Volaris: with flights to/from Cancun (CUN), Los Angeles (LAX), Mexico City (MEX), San Jose (SJO)
  • Wingo: with flights to/from Panama City (PTY)

VIP Lounges

There are two lounges available at the airport:

Casa del Ron Aeropuerto

  • Eligibility: BAC Credomatic American Express, Mastercard, or Visa Black/Platinum cardholders (more details here). Priority Pass members (more details here).  
  • Hours of operation: Monday through Sunday from 4:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Services and facilities:  food (complimentary alcoholic drinks are limited to two per person, excluding Rum Zacapa XO; with a choice of one freshly prepared dish from a bistro menu, subsequent drinks and food are subject to payment), meeting room, Wi-Fi access.

Copa Club Lounge

  • Eligibility: passengers traveling in Executive Class or Business Class traveling in Copa or on Star Alliance member airlines (more details here)
  • Hours of operation: Monday through Sunday from 4:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Services and facilities:  snacks, drinks, Wi-Fi access, seating area, tarmac view

Restaurants, bars, and coffee shops

  • Restaurants: Subway, Pizza Hut, McDonald’s, Pollo Campero
  • Bars: Cerveceria Gallo
  • Coffee: Starbucks Coffee, Guatemalan Coffees, Cafe Barista, Cafe Baret

Internet access

Complimentary Wi-Fi is accessible at Guatemala Airport. 

Technical information

  • Airport Name: La Aurora Internation Airport
  • Airport Code: GUA
  • Location: 9 ave. 14-75 Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala.
  • Operator: Ministerio de Comunicaciones, Infraestructura y Vivienda
  • Elevation: 1,509 m / 4,951 ft
  • Landing strip length: 2,987 meters (9,799 feet)
  • Runways: 01/19
  • Airport bridges:
  • Terminal building area: