Gustavo Artunduaga Paredes Airport
|Gustavo Artunduaga Paredes Airport
Aeropuerto Nacional Gustavo Artunduaga Paredes
|IATA: FLA – ICAO: SKFL
|Elevation AMSL||803 ft / 245 m|
|Cargo movement||801 T|
|Sources: World Aero Data, Aerocivil|
Gustavo Artunduaga Paredes Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Gustavo Artunduaga Paredes) (IATA: FLA, ICAO: SKFL) is a public domestic, Colombian air terminal run by the Civil Aeronautics. It is located 3 kilometers southeast of the city of Florencia, Caquetá, Colombia. It is the most important airport of all the departments of Caquetá and in it scheduled cargo commercial and passenger operations are carried out through airlines such as Avianca and the state-owned Satena, as well as military, police and general aviation flights.
The airport is located between the villages of San Martin and Venice, in a place known colloquially as Capitolio on the road connecting the city of Florence with the municipality of La Montañita. To get there taxi service from the city limits of the city is available as well as several bus routes that connect with the southeastern suburbs and downtown Florence. Additionally, some hotels offer transfer services airport-hotel-airport on request.
Land side facilities
The passenger terminal has all the necessary infrastructure for passenger service, including check-in capacity for several airlines, nine stores, two restaurants, two departure lounges with capacity for 228 passengers, landing room with their respective luggage belts, six bathrooms, X-ray scanner, metal detectors, air conditioning, speakers, cargo hold, chapel, administrative offices and facilities for law enforcement, health services with permanent ambulance and car parking.
Air side facilities
The airport has an asphalt runway of 1500 m - 4921 ft - long with 12/30 direction, a platform of 3000 m2 with parking for six positions for general aviation, four commercial passenger aviation positions and four helicopters positions and three taxiways - alpha, bravo and charlie - that connect the platform to the southern section of the track. The control tower is 27 feet high, divided into nine levels. It is also equipped with a fire department of three levels provided with two machines for emergency care. 5 It also has infrastructure for fueling Jet A-1 and to serve nocturnal air navigation until 20:00 (UTC-5).
Airlines and destinations
Accidents and incidents
- On 2 April 1976, Douglas DC-3 FAC-676 of SATENA crashed on approach. The aircraft was on a flight from Tres de Mayo Airport, Puerto Asís. Five of the 16 people on board were killed.
- On 20 April 1993, Douglas C-47A CP-1622 of Trans Aéreos Cochabamba was damaged beyond repair in an accident at the airport. The port engine failed and both crew were killed in the accident.
- "En enero Avianca volará al Caquetá" (in Spanish). La Nación Newspaper. Retrieved 28 December 2011.
- Diario El Líder. "Avianca aterriza en Caquetá" (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 January 2012.
- "Satena aumentará vuelos desde Florencia" (in Spanish). El Líder Newspaper Retrieved 6 January 2012.
- Con inversión de $11.200 millones entregan aeropuerto de Florencia Date: January 12, 2012. (in Spanish). El Espectador Newspaper. Retrieved 16 January 2012.
- Aeropuerto de Florencia estará listo en diciembre Date: November 29, 2010.(in Spanish). La Nación Newspaper. Retrieved 5 January 2011.
- SKFL - Florencia Gustavo Artunduaga Paredes (in Spanish). Aerocivil. Retrieved 6 January 2012.
- "FAC-676 Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 15 August 2010.
- "CP-1622 Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 25 June 2010.
- "Airline Safety Review 1993". Flight Global. Retrieved 28 June 2010.
- Airport information for SKFL at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.