This hot and high airport is served by 31 domestic and international airlines and offers direct flights to more than 100 destinations worldwide.It provides non-stop services from Mexico City to North America, Central America and Caribbean, South America, Europe and Asia (Aeromexico is the only airline that flies to Asia from Mexico City).
In 2011, the airport served 26,368,861 passengers a 9.28% increase compared to 2010. In optimal conditions, and with the recent renovations and expansion projects completed, the Benito Juarez airport will be able to handle up to 32 million passengers per year. As the main hub for Mexico's largest airline Aeromexico and a secondary hub for its subsidiary Aeromexico Connect, the airport has become a SkyTeam hub. It is also a hub for Aeromar, Interjet and a focus city for VivaAerobus and Volaris.
The airport is 5 km. east from central Mexico City. The airport is surrounded by the built-up areas of Gustavo A. Madero to the north and Venustiano Carranza to the west, south and east. As the airport is east Mexico City and its runways run southwest-northeast, and airliner's landing approach is usually directly over Mexico City. Therefore, there is an important overflying problem.