LEON is one of the most important destinations in Mexico, located in the State of Guanajuato, which together with the metropolitan suburbs, is the seventh largest city in the country with a total population of 1 609 504 inhabitants.
The City of Leon carries along 437 years of history with it, and it is during the 1940´s century that the economy began to revolve around the Production Chain of Leather, Footwear, inout and Leather Goods which represent 70% of the production in Mexico, although during the first years of the XXI century it began to reorient its economy towards the Service and Automotive Industry.
Today, Leon is consolidating other excelling economic vocations such as: Specialized Health Care and Diagnosis, Upper Education and Investigations and Business Tourism.
Mexico is the third country in the world with the most airports, totalling 1.724
Only 30 kilometers away from Leon city you will find the Guanajuato International Airport (IATA code: BJX, OACI code: MMLO), that manages the domestic and international air traffic for 950,300 passengers of the area which include the metropolitan suburbs of Leon, the complete State of Guanajuato and the central region of the country which is more commonly known as the Bajío Zone.
It operates more than 141 flights weekly, of which 66 are direct flights from Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles and Chicago, destinations offer connections to any part of the world.
The other 75 flights are domestic, to Monterrey, Cancun, Tijuana, Ciudad Juarez and Mexico city, the last offers flights to more than 100 destinations around Mexico and the world.