There are several airlines that provide services going to Oaxaca City in Mexico. Among them are Continental ExpressJet offering flights from Houston, Volaris from Tijuana, Aeroméxico with daily flights from Mexico City, and Aerovega featuring Aero-Commander, which is a seven-passenger twin-engine flying from Puerto Escondido and Bahías de Huatulco.


Xoxocotlán International Airport is Oaxaca’s international airport, which thus follows to say that it is the facility that caters to international flights going to and from and the city. It is just 15 minutes south of Oaxaca City. It is good to note that the airport has a restaurant that is renowned to be one of the best in the country. Additionally, it provides travellers with free wireless internet service you can use while waiting for your flight.

Travel Tips

For your convenience, you will need to get to the airport 2 hours before your departure time for domestic flights and 3 hours before for international flights. To check in, you will need a ticket and a valid photo for domestic flights, while you’ll need a ticket, a passport, and visa to be checked in for international flights.

Below is a list of items that are prohibited to be carried into the departure lounges:

  • Weapons of any kind
  • Blades and knives
  • Cutting instruments
  • Sharp and pointed items
  • Sports equipment
  • Toxins and other hazardous materials
  • Toy weapons
  • Metal nail files
  • Lighter
  • Liquids

For your safety, it is advised for you to not leave your baggage unattended. It’s also wise not to agree to carry any package that belongs to other people.