Camilo Daza International Airport
|Camilo Daza International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional Camilo Daza
|IATA: CUC – ICAO: SKCC
|Elevation AMSL||1,096 ft / 334 m|
|Cargo movement||3.200 T|
|Sources: World Aero Data, Aerocivil|
Camilo Daza International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional Camilo Daza) (IATA: CUC, ICAO: SKCC) is a civil airport located in Cúcuta, Colombia. The airport serves the Norte de Santander Department (Spanish: North Santander State). The airport contains international facilities and is able to operate general aviation flights to international destinations.
This air terminal is located 5 km from the center of the city, about 15 minutes of the Pan American Highway (Sevilla). Today is the eleventh airport in the nation, besides being one of 11 international character which has the country, for this reason it is investing in the expansion, adaptation and maintenance of the Boards of national and international approach.
Camilo Daza International Airport was inaugurated on October 10, 1971 by the then President of the Republic, Misael Pastrana Borrero and his Minister of Public Works, Argerino Duran Quintero. At the initiative of then President of the Society of Public Improvements Juan Agustín Ramírez Calderón, the airport was given the name of Camilo Daza as a tribute to aviation pioneer and founder of the Colombian Air Force. On March 17, 1988, Avianca Flight 410, a Boeing 727, crashed on low mountains after takeoff to Cartagena's Rafael Núñez International Airport, all 143 people on board died. It's the only air accident in the city. In 2005 the Civil Aeronautics of Colombia announced a renovation of the airport, seeking to transform it into one of the most modern in the nation. This renovation took over and gave the air terminal infrastructure and more contemporary designs, as well complemented by a powerful light at night.
In March 2008, was the epicenter for the arrival of direct international flights from Madrid, Miami, San Jose, Quito and Caracas on the grounds of the Peace Without Borders concert held in Cúcuta. The pilots of these aircraft, said the city has an excellent airport that has the capacity to receive aircraft from far distances as in the case of Madrid.
On August 6, 2010 in the framework of the macro national business conference, the Deputy Minister of Tourism Oscar Rueda said that studies a direct international flight to counteract the effects of the crisis in neighboring Venezuela. This route would take place towards Panama City.
Structure and Capacity
- The airline Avianca has its own lounge with different services such as Wi-Fi, different environments, satellite television, bar meals, air conditioning and various entertainment materials.
- The parking lot is outdoors, with excellent planting trees and is located opposite the terminal. There are parking spaces for the disabled.
- In case of loss, total or partial damage of luggage on board, contact with passengers and luggage ticket held, the counter of the airline concerned or, failing in the information desk.
Airlines and Destinations
|Aerolínea de Antioquia||Barranquilla, Cartagena, Medellín-Olaya Herrera|
|Copa Airlines Colombia||Panama City|
|EasyFly||Bucaramanga, Medellín-Olaya Herrera|
|Tiara Air||Aruba (Begins in 2013)|
- Airport information for SKCC at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.