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Los Cabos, Mexico SJD Airport Damage/Status

Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:32 pm

Hurricane Odile did extensive damage to the area in the overnight hours 9/14-9/15. Many resorts, homes, and business damaged in the Cabo San Lucas/Los Cabos area. It appears the airport is still closed, and there are unconfirmed reports of damage to the control tower and terminal. It is rare to have a hurricane of this strength to hit the Baja Peninsula. Prayers for all involved.

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At least 22 airline flights were canceled. Some tourists camped out at the Los Cabos international airport hoping to get out before the storm, but the facility shut down all air operations late in the afternoon. Luis Felipe Puente, national coordinator for Mexico's civil protection agency, said 164 shelters had been prepared for as many as 30,000 people in Baja California Sur.

Full article: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/worl...sort-city-mexico-article-1.1939892

Flightaware: http://flightaware.com/live/airport/MMSD

[Edited 2014-09-15 12:46:08]
 
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RE: Los Cabos, Mexico SJD Airport Damage/Status

Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:44 pm

I hate to hear this. We love Cabo and go every year. In fact, we are booked to go in Mid November. I hope everything is back to normal by then.

Does anyone have any pictures and/or more information on the damage?
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RE: Los Cabos, Mexico SJD Airport Damage/Status

Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:48 pm

Quoting FriscoHeavy (Reply 1):
I hate to hear this. We love Cabo and go every year. In fact, we are booked to go in Mid November. I hope everything is back to normal by then.

I am suppose to be going a week from today (Monday), but I am questioning whether it will happen.

Here is an interesting personal account I saw on Facebook earlier:

Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach: "The hurricane hit here, initial damage was pretty extensive before the eye hit, then it seems damage was really bad. Our glass doors were destroyed, walls fell down. Hot tub on deck destroyed and flooded what was left. Ceiling is presently falling in places. Never heard from a single staff member about evacuation options but we should have pushed it I guess. If you are home and considering coming, don't! It's bad. 6 of us holed up in what's left of our room, the bathroom. Luggage seems to have blown away.. Stay safe Cabo."
 
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RE: Los Cabos, Mexico SJD Airport Damage/Status

Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:00 pm

Not sure that the airport will be working anytime soon.
 
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RE: Los Cabos, Mexico SJD Airport Damage/Status

Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:27 pm

SJD airport statement:

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/grupo-...io-del-pacifico-los-205200593.html

Basically - they are in process of surveying the airports in order to determine the extent of the damage. Will update when they have a better idea.
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RE: Los Cabos, Mexico SJD Airport Damage/Status

Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:48 pm

As long as there is no damage to the runways or they can repair them quickly, and a small space for parking, I assume flights can come in and leave for evacuation purposes of all the tourists without much trouble. And besides keeping everybody fed and healthy, evacuating the tourists is a very important priority right now.

[Edited 2014-09-15 14:59:37]
 
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Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:50 pm

https://twitter.com/dfwtower/status/511633082038763520

Another image.
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RE: Los Cabos, Mexico SJD Airport Damage/Status

Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:55 pm

AS is already discussing not operating to/from SJD until next Monday; the word from the station manager via sat phone is that the airport is badly damaged and all computer equipment is under water.
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RE: Los Cabos, Mexico SJD Airport Damage/Status

Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:29 pm

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 7):
AS is already discussing not operating to/from SJD until next Monday; the word from the station manager via sat phone is that the airport is badly damaged and all computer equipment is under water.

The terminal definitely has the open air look with the wind damage. The use of satellite phone would indicate some communication issues or loss of electric services.

Interesting the lack of coverage by the news organizations. They are usually on the spot when hurricanes hit land.

What news so far has only indicated some damage not total devastation nor indication of loss of utilities.

Maybe, some later reports will come in with better coverage.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:31 pm

It is a real mess, resort areas in all immediate clusters sustaining damage. Trave/Tour operators scrambling for customers... http://globalnews.ca/news/1565028/ou...ayhem-in-cabo-following-hurricane/
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RE: Los Cabos, Mexico SJD Airport Damage/Status

Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:04 am

Here's another photo of the terminal:

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Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:01 am

The Hilton Los Cabos had lots of damage! It's not accepting new arrivals or new reservations
 
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RE: Los Cabos, Mexico SJD Airport Damage/Status

Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:26 am

Southwest has cancelled all flights to/from SJD to at least the 22nd.
 
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RE: Los Cabos, Mexico SJD Airport Damage/Status

Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:44 am

It's reported that the earliest operating day will be the 22nd.

Airlines will take future hit for bookings as resorts have taken massive amounts of destructions.
 
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RE: Los Cabos, Mexico SJD Airport Damage/Status

Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:51 am

Yikes, poor SJD such a shame to see the terminals in such shambles. I'm assuming that's the new terminal where these pictures are from? I fly UA so I've only experienced the older terminal, which is very nice too, but I've never seen this part of the airport.

Glad my uncle got home safely though, he was just down in Cabo last week.
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Tue Sep 16, 2014 1:20 pm

The pics are of the new terminal, which I flew out of late last year. Very nice little terminal for Cabo.

I just called AA Vacations to see if I could cancel my November trip and I was told that as of now, the travel waiver is only in effect until the end of September and that I need to call back in a couple of weeks.
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RE: Los Cabos, Mexico SJD Airport Damage/Status

Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:09 pm

Quoting boeing773ER (Reply 14):
I'm assuming that's the new terminal where these pictures are from?

Yes, that's the ticketing lobby of the new terminal...the previous photo is of the new terminal as well of the departure level. Just awful what's happened in Los Cabos. I read that all power poles are down and that the entire region (San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas) is without electricity. No power, no phone service, no running water. 30,000 tourists stuck and over 200,000 residents affected. So very sad.
 
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RE: Los Cabos, Mexico SJD Airport Damage/Status

Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:26 pm

Quoting okie (Reply 8):
The use of satellite phone would indicate some communication issues or loss of electric services.

The use of a satellite phone leads me to believe AS knew the airport couldn't withstand a serious hurricane. You have to ask why the airport itself wasn't built to better withstand such an event. Clearly the impact resistant glass used in Florida (let alone the building standards) were not used. A lot of the damage at the airport was probably avoidable.
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Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:56 pm

Quoting toltommy (Reply 17):
You have to ask why the airport itself wasn't built to better withstand such an event.

The building standards between a place like Florida and Cabo are vastly different. This wound up being a Cat3 hurricane which is no joke. There would have been damage in Florida as well but different building standards and materials are obvious when you look at these pics compared to pics of comparable locations in Florida after direct hits by hurricanes of similar force.
 
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Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:57 pm

Quoting SonomaFlyer (Reply 18):
There would have been damage in Florida as well but different building standards and materials are obvious when you look at these pics compared to pics of comparable locations in Florida after direct hits by hurricanes of similar force.

Agreed, but you also need to consider that a hurricane hitting Florida is not out of the ordinary, a hurricane hitting the Baja Peninsula is not as common.
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Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:15 pm

Quoting YouGeeElWhy (Reply 3):
Not sure that the airport will be working anytime soon.
Quoting Marcus (Reply 19):
Agreed, but you also need to consider that a hurricane hitting Florida is not out of the ordinary, a hurricane hitting the Baja Peninsula is not as common.

The Mexican Government has lots of experience in cleaning up after hurricanes and getting tourism areas back up and running quickly. They got Cancun up and running in about 2 months after Wilma, and that was a Cat 5 that pounded CUN for about 1 day.
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RE: Los Cabos, Mexico SJD Airport Damage/Status

Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:48 pm

Quoting toltommy (Reply 17):
Quoting okie (Reply 8):
The use of satellite phone would indicate some communication issues or loss of electric services.

The use of a satellite phone leads me to believe AS knew the airport couldn't withstand a serious hurricane.

The cell phone infrastructure is often one of the first to fail, which is why many local authorities maintain an emergency network of amateur radio operators for such events.

Availability of gasoline and other fuel will be another big issue.

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RE: Los Cabos, Mexico SJD Airport Damage/Status

Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:50 pm

Quoting yellowtail (Reply 20):
The Mexican Government has lots of experience in cleaning up after hurricanes and getting tourism areas back up and running quickly. They got Cancun up and running in about 2 months after Wilma, and that was a Cat 5 that pounded CUN for about 1 day.

CUN faired far better than SJD. The airport reopened after a few days IIRC. Also Cabo's isolated natured is working against it right now as it is much harder to get the necessary equipment, fuel and resources into that area.
 
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RE: Los Cabos, Mexico SJD Airport Damage/Status

Tue Sep 16, 2014 5:07 pm

Any aircraft damaged?.
 
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RE: Los Cabos, Mexico SJD Airport Damage/Status

Tue Sep 16, 2014 5:11 pm

Quoting YouGeeElWhy (Reply 22):
CUN faired far better than SJD.

Apples and Oranges. CUN was a disaster after Wilma.
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Tue Sep 16, 2014 5:12 pm

Quoting bennett123 (Reply 23):

Any aircraft damaged?.

A good amount of smaller planes were damaged.
 
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RE: Los Cabos, Mexico SJD Airport Damage/Status

Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:33 pm

Quoting tonytifao (Reply 25):
A good amount of smaller planes were damaged.

That suggests the airlines evacuated their a/c from SJD in time. I imagine that's SOP in such situations, since there's plenty of advance warning.
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RE: Los Cabos, Mexico SJD Airport Damage/Status

Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:03 pm

Quoting western727 (Reply 26):
Quoting tonytifao (Reply 25):
A good amount of smaller planes were damaged.

That suggests the airlines evacuated their a/c from SJD in time. I imagine that's SOP in such situations, since there's plenty of advance warning.

There are virtually no commercial airplanes that spend the night at SJD. The airport is extremely busy from noon until about 4pm. The mornings and late evenings are dead quiet, so normally there would not be many planes.
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Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:22 pm

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RE: Los Cabos, Mexico SJD Airport Damage/Status

Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:22 pm

Quoting western727 (Reply 26):
That suggests the airlines evacuated their a/c from SJD in time.

On the plus side, not too many, if any, airlines overnight aircraft at SJD.

On the downside:

The initial forecast path of Odile was for it to pass to the south of Cabo late Sunday and then head up the Pacific coast. I know that AS pre cancelled their late afternoon SJD turns for Sunday. Alaska's plan for Monday was for a full opeartion with additional capacity (737-900 aircraft) to take care of the customers that could not make it out on Sunday. Flight were to be routed up and down the east side of Baja to avoid the storm activity.

Sadly, Odile gained strength late Sunday and took a turn directly north and came ashore right over the corridor between San Jose and San Lucas. The damage to many areas is horrific.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:26 pm

Some sources say airport might be closed until around Oct 10
 
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RE: Los Cabos, Mexico SJD Airport Damage/Status

Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:13 pm

Quoting YouGeeElWhy (Reply 22):
CUN faired far better than SJD.

Are you talking stricly about the airports or the respective cities? I saw the results of Wilma not too long after and it was devastating. In some ways Cancun is still recovering from that.

Quoting Marcus (Reply 19):
Agreed, but you also need to consider that a hurricane hitting Florida is not out of the ordinary, a hurricane hitting the Baja Peninsula is not as common.

Its not as common as the Caribbean , but its definitely not without precedence either.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...ja_California_Peninsula_hurricanes
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RE: Los Cabos, Mexico SJD Airport Damage/Status

Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:27 pm

Hurricanes often curve around the tip of Baja but have hit in the past. Given its location, regulators, builders and residents must assume that hurricanes will whack them from time to time.

The devastation is hard to fathom but wind speed and direction along with building practices and materials have a huge impact on the scope of the damage to a given area.
 
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RE: Los Cabos, Mexico SJD Airport Damage/Status

Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:54 pm

UPDATE:

AS will make the decision to operate or cancel Wednesdays SJD flights at 5pm PDT
DGAC has indicated the airport has power to the runway, but the terminal is still without power
If AS is able to operate, the plan will be to have 2 extra sections leave SEA with a stop in LAX
The a/c will pick up staff in LAX to work the flight (CSAs, ramp, and a mechanic). The normal daily schedule would operate as well
This is subject to change as the goal is to avoid any more than 3 a/c on the ground at one time

The military is attempting to lift as many people as possible out of SJD into MZT, GDL, MEX and even TIJ
The Mexican government is concerned that SJD is running out of food and water. Looting and fighting is occurring in the streets.
The roads to LTO and LAP are still closed; flights to/from LTO are not scheduled until Friday.
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RE: Los Cabos, Mexico SJD Airport Damage/Status

Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:27 am

I just got notified by US that my flight PHX-SJD has already been cancelled for Monday 9/22. If AS is able to get in there tomorrow, I'll be surprised.
 
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RE: Los Cabos, Mexico SJD Airport Damage/Status

Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:51 am

Quoting SonomaFlyer (Reply 32):


Quoting YouGeeElWhy,reply=22:
CUN faired far better than SJD.

Are you talking stricly about the airports or the respective cities? I saw the results of Wilma not too long after and it was devastating. In some ways Cancun is still recovering from that.

The airpot. I would guess CUN was built better than SJD.
 
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RE: Los Cabos, Mexico SJD Airport Damage/Status

Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:57 am

Quoting SonomaFlyer (Reply 18):
The building standards between a place like Florida and Cabo are vastly different.

I'm well aware of that. Just because the standards are different doesn't mean they couldn't have built to a higher standard.

Quoting YouGeeElWhy (Reply 22):
CUN faired far better than SJD. The airport reopened after a few days IIRC.

My next door neighbor was in a shelter near CUN for Wilma. He flew out on his scheduled flight 4 days later. CUN was better built to withstand such an event.

Quoting Marcus (Reply 19):
Agreed, but you also need to consider that a hurricane hitting Florida is not out of the ordinary, a hurricane hitting the Baja Peninsula is not as common.

Florida hasn't had a 3 or higher make landfall since Wilma in 2005. Jimena hit Baja as a strong 2 in 2009. Considering the number of storms that have come up the pacific coast of Mexico since then, one could surmise it was only a matter of time before Cabo took a serious hit. Not building a major piece of infrastructure for the inevitable is poor planning. Period.
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RE: Los Cabos, Mexico SJD Airport Damage/Status

Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:05 am

Quoting yellowtail (Reply 24):
Quoting YouGeeElWhy (Reply 22):
CUN faired far better than SJD.

Apples and Oranges. CUN was a disaster after Wilma.

CUN was a mess! Totally agree.
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Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:09 am

Quoting toltommy (Reply 36):
Just because the standards are different doesn't mean they couldn't have built to a higher standard.

Builders, developers and companies aren't known for building to a higher standard than is required. That is true in the U.S. in most commercial instances and is certainly true for commercial properties in Mexico.

What will be interesting to see is if building standards are raised in response to what appears to be widespread devastation in Baja Sur.

Hopefully, U.S. based carriers are able to marshal additional aircraft and stage from LAX, SAN, PHX etc to get their customers out asap. It might be a bit tight but they should be able to tanker down enough to go r/t if the fuel at SJD is contaminated or can't be pumped.
 
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Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:46 am

The decision has been made to cancel all southbound AS flights into SJD tomorrow.

· Flight 236: LAX-SJD Canceled
· Flight 240: SAN-SJD Canceled
· Flight 244: SFO-SJD Canceled
· Flight 252: LAX-SJD Canceled
· Flight 251: SJD-LAX Humanitarian flt out
· Flight 233: SJD-SAN Humanitarian flt out
· Flight 279: SJD-LAX Humanitarian flt out
· Flight 235: SJD-SFO Canceled

AS has received approval from the Mexican government to operate several flights northbound as a humanitarian effort to transport psgrs out of SJD. Humanitarian for this event is strictly to take psgrs out of SJD that are at the airport. There will be a team of approximately 14 AS employees flying down tomorrow morning on the first ferried aircraft to work the flights back out of SJD. This team will make an attempt to find people already confirmed on the specified flights first, then followed by other AS customers. If there are any open seats left at that point, they plan to take OAL and Non Revs. We are going to pilot this process with flt 251. If the team has determined the process is working well, the plan will be to operate the additional two humanitarian flights identified above.
The flights ferrying down to SJD tomorrow will also be carrying food and water for our employees and hopefully the community as well. There is already a depletion of both.
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RE: Los Cabos, Mexico SJD Airport Damage/Status

Wed Sep 17, 2014 5:59 pm

Quoting toltommy (Reply 36):
My next door neighbor was in a shelter near CUN for Wilma. He flew out on his scheduled flight 4 days later. CUN was better built to withstand such an event.

To be fair, CUN was in horrible shape after Gilbert in 1988, and they would have likely learned their lessons from that storm.
 
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RE: Los Cabos, Mexico SJD Airport Damage/Status

Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:57 pm

Quoting ScottB (Reply 40):
To be fair, CUN was in horrible shape after Gilbert in 1988, and they would have likely learned their lessons from that storm.

I was there in 90 and there were plenty of gutted out structures that suffered structural damage in the "hotel zone" that were not even being repaired 2 years later.

I have to agree that they stepped up their structural codes to deal with hurricanes I believe they had more damage (more developed) from Wilma but not as much on the structural.

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 39):
AS has received approval from the Mexican government to operate several flights northbound as a humanitarian effort to transport psgrs out of SJD

Kudos to AS for stepping up to the plate with the great effort.

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RE: Los Cabos, Mexico SJD Airport Damage/Status

Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:41 pm

AS starts humanitarian flights today. Interview with Alaska regional VP:

http://www.myfoxla.com/clip/10593730/hurricane-odile-airlift
 
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RE: Los Cabos, Mexico SJD Airport Damage/Status

Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:31 am

UPDATE: AS is going to run six more humanitarian flights out of SJD on Thursday. Reports from the first three flights reflect total chaos at the airport with thousands of people massing there; the Mexican police ultimately decided who boarded. Flights were fully catered with cheeseburgers and extra bottled water along with the usual cart items. A much more smooth process expected for Thursday and beyond; plan to have a CSA onboard each aircraft to collect passenger information.

AS also had operated an extra section out of MZT as customers were airlifted there by the Mexican government.

SJD remains closed to normal operations until further notice; only humanitarian flights are being accepted for the near future. AS flew in some IT people and the telecommunications infrastructure is completely trashed; they're saying it's at least a 3 month project to get things back up and running normally.
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RE: Los Cabos, Mexico SJD Airport Damage/Status

Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:42 am

WN ran 2 flights today using FL metal and I think they are running a couple more flights tomorrow.

Today...
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/T...9/history/20140917/2134Z/MMSD/KLAX
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/T...3/history/20140917/2034Z/MMSD/KLAX

I'm not sure if they are using the same FL planes tomorrow or if they will use WN metal.
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RE: Los Cabos, Mexico SJD Airport Damage/Status

Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:14 am

Quoting ScottB (Reply 40):
To be fair, CUN was in horrible shape after Gilbert in 1988, and they would have likely learned their lessons from that storm.

In addition to Florida like building codes for hurricanes, SJD also must accommodate for seismic events.
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RE: Los Cabos, Mexico SJD Airport Damage/Status

Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:29 pm

This is the damage inside the gate area. From what I remember, this is the old area.

 
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RE: Los Cabos, Mexico SJD Airport Damage/Status

Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:29 pm

US/AA are running 7 humanitarian flights today (5 to DFW and 2 to PHX). They expect more to run tomorrow, conditions permitting.

Flights southbound are loaded to the gills with bottled water and other supplies, as well as carrying CSAs and ramp agents to help process the people and their luggage for the flights back. As stated, Mexican police are making the final determination as to who gets on the planes, currently limited to US Citizens or permanent residents.
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RE: Los Cabos, Mexico SJD Airport Damage/Status

Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:43 pm

Interjet flew 26 humanitarian flights yesterday as well.

http://www.cronica.com.mx/notas/2014/857190.html
 
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RE: Los Cabos, Mexico SJD Airport Damage/Status

Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:34 pm

Here is a link to the official statement from Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (operator of SJD):
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20140917005475/en#.VBs0pRYXPlR

SJD's runway, taxiways, and aprons were quickly repaired to accommodate the humanitarian flights (inbound with relief supplies, outbound with tourists being evacuated), and cleanup efforts are currently underway to facilitate resumption of regular commercial ops.

Both of the terminals handling commercial flights at SJD - the older Terminal 1 and newer Terminal 2 - suffered extensive damage and will require several more days to become operational again. GAP (Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico) has publicly stated that they expect the airport to reopen to regular commercial service "within...approximately 10 days", which puts the official expected reopening date of SJD at Saturday, September 27th.

However, it is important to remember that while SJD in and of itself may be functional within a matter of days, Los Cabos at large will take months - and in some cases years - to return to normal. Just about everything needs to be extensively repaired, from devastated hotels to grocery stores and other businesses that were heavily looted. Flights will resume, but there will be very few places for incoming pax to stay for quite some time. I am assuming that most pax headed to SJD over the next few months will be contractors, technicians, volunteers, etc. involved with recovery efforts rather than the typical tourists.

Of course, Cabo will no doubt fully recover from this disaster in time, just as Cancun did after Hurricane Wilma. I visited Cancun in 2006 for Spring Break some 5 months after a similarly destructive hurricane, and it was clear that the city had made painstaking efforts to have as many businesses (hotels, restaurants, clubs, attractions, etc.) reopened for the seasonal crush of American tourists as possible. Cabo will probably largely be getting back to normal by the Thanksgiving/Christmas holidays and more or less back in full swing by Spring Break.
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