Camilo Daza International Airport

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Camilo Daza International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional Camilo Daza
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IATA: CUCICAO: SKCC
CUC is located in Colombia
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Location of airport in Colombia
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Aerocivil
aeropuertos del oriente KAC
Serves Cúcuta
Elevation AMSL 1,096 ft / 334 m
Coordinates 07°55′39″N 72°30′42″W / 7.92750°N 72.51167°W / 7.92750; -72.51167
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
02/20 6.341 1,933 Asphalt
16/34 7.700 2,347 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Passengers movement 954.065
Cargo movement 27.589 Tm
Air Operations 31.173
Sources: World Aero Data, Aerocivil

Camilo Daza International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional Camilo Daza) (IATA: CUCICAO: 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.

History[edit]

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. This was the only air accident in the history of the city.

In 2005, the Civil Aeronautics of Colombia Agency announced a renovation of the airport, seeking to transform it into one of the most modern in the nation. This renovation improved the air terminal infrastructure, provided a more contemporary designs and made air traffic safer with a powerful light at night.

In March 2008, Camilo Daza International Airport 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 Colombia will conduct studies of a direct international flight to counteract the effects of the crisis in neighboring Venezuela.

Structure and capacity[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aerolínea de Antioquia Barranquilla, Cartagena, Medellín-Olaya Herrera
Aeromel Sogamoso
Avianca Bogotá, Medellín-Córdova
Copa Airlines Colombia Panama City
EasyFly Bucaramanga, Medellín-Olaya Herrera
LAN Colombia Bogotá
Satena Arauca, Bucaramanga
Tiara Air Aruba (Begins in 2013)

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