Antonio Maceo Airport

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Antonio Maceo Airport
Cubana in SdC.JPG
IATA: SCUICAO: MUCU
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator ECASA
Location Santiago de Cuba
Elevation AMSL 76 m / 249 ft
Coordinates 19°58′12″N 075°50′08″W / 19.97000°N 75.83556°W / 19.97000; -75.83556Coordinates: 19°58′12″N 075°50′08″W / 19.97000°N 75.83556°W / 19.97000; -75.83556
Map
MUCU is located in Cuba
MUCU
MUCU
Location in Cuba
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 4,002 13,130 Asphalt
01/19 1,400 4,593 Asphalt
Aerodrome chart[1]

Antonio Maceo Airport (IATA: SCUICAO: MUCU) is an international airport located in Santiago, Cuba

Overview[edit]

The airport has a drawing of Che Guevara on one of its outside walls. Pope John Paul II flew to this airport during his last visit to Cuba, flying round-trip between here and José Martí International Airport in Havana. Likewise, Pope Benedict XVI, during the second papal visit to Cuba, flew here for Mass and other activities, from his visit to León and Guanajuato in Mexico, before moving on to Havana.

The airport is basically a turbo-prop centre. Nevertheless, Jet aircraft also fly to this airport. Most commercial flights into SCU are domestic, but there are about twenty international flights each week; while these international flights are done mostly by domestic airlines, the international routes have nevertheless awakened the interest of some foreign airlines that might open flights into this airport in the future.

Scheduled services[edit]

Note: denotes flights to the United States which are operated as scheduled Special Authority Charters.

Airlines Destinations
Aero Caribbean Havana, Port-au-Prince
Aerogaviota Cayo Coco, Havana, Holguín, Varadero
American Airlines Miami
American Eagle Miami, San Juan
Cubana de Aviación Havana, Montréal-Trudeau, Santo Domingo
Sunrise Airways Port-Au-Prince, other Haitian destinations
Sunwing Airlines Seasonal: Montréal-Trudeau, Toronto-Pearson

Santiago de Cuba Base[edit]

The airport was home to the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces:

The helipads are now part of the executive jet terminal on the north end of the airport.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 4 November 2010, Aero Caribbean Flight 883, an ATR 72-212, crashed in the centre of the country with 68 people on board. The aircraft was flying from Santiago de Cuba to Havana when it went down. 28 foreigners were reported to be among the passengers. There were no survivors.[2][3]

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