Antonio Nariño Airport

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Antonio Nariño Airport
Aeropuerto Antonio Nariño

IATA: PSOICAO: SKPS

PSO is located in Colombia
PSO
PSO
Location of airport in Colombia
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Aerocivil
Serves Pasto, Nariño, Colombia
Elevation AMSL 5.951 ft / 1.814 m
Coordinates 01°23′46″N 077°17′29″W / 1.39611°N 77.29139°W / 1.39611; -77.29139
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02/20 2.312 7.585 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Passengers movement 255,101
Cargo movement 1,943 T
Air operations 6,422

Antonio Nariño Airport (IATA: PSOICAO: SKPS) is located in the town of Chachagüí and serves the city of Pasto, which is located 35km away from the airport. The airport only handles domestic flights in addition to military operations and private charters.

Runway[edit]

The airport's runway was built on a plateau of 50 meters because of the surrounding terrain. Due to this, many pilots refer to the airport as an aircraft carrier. The runway is also relatively short for the altitude at which the airport is at.

The position of the runway means that it is often rendered useless since, in the presence of crosswinds, it prevents aircraft making a safe take off and landing. Crosswinds are common during the summer, particularly during the month of August.

Since 2007, the runway has been equipped with an instrument landing system (ILS), which permits airport operations during the night and when there is low visibility. However, a suitable place is being sought for to build a new airport due to the big increase in passengers and cargo and also since the current airport is often closed due to poor weather conditions.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Avianca Bogotá, Cali
SATENA Bogotá

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airport information for SKPS at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ Airport information for PSO at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).

See also[edit]

List of airports in Colombia

External links[edit]