Gustavo Rojas Pinilla International Airport
|Gustavo Rojas Pinilla International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional Gustavo Rojas Pinilla
|Location||San Andrés, Colombia|
|Elevation AMSL||19 ft / 6 m|
Gustavo Rojas Pinilla International Airport (IATA: ADZ, ICAO: SKSP) is the main airport in the archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina, which is able to receive large aircraft, to accommodate a number of seasonal and charter flights to and from different parts of the Americas and Europe.
The airport is the 6th busiest airport in Colombia in terms of passengers, with 836,234 in 2006. Most of these passengers come from the continental part of the country, due to poor international direct service to the island. Many international tourists have to fly to one of Colombia's or Panama's largest airports (Bogotá, Medellín, Cali, Cartagena, Barranquilla or Panama City) to be able to reach the islands.
Airlines and destinations
|Avianca||Bogotá , Guatemala City (begins 15 June 2015), Medellín-Córdova, San José (begins 15 June 2015),[Palonegro International Airport|
|Seasonal: Montréal-Trudeau||Copa Airlines|
|Panama City||Copa Airlines Colombia|
|Barranquilla, Bogotá, Cali, Cartagena||LAN Colombia|
|Winter seasonal: Milan-Malpensa||Viva Colombia|
|Satena operated by Searca||Providencia|
Accidents and incidents
On August 16, 2010, AIRES Flight 8250, crashed when on approach to Gustavo Rojas Pinilla International Airport. Two of the 129 passengers and crew on board died.
On September 19, 2013, American Airlines flight 1204 from San Jose, Costa Rica made an emergency landing at the San Andres Airport after reporting smoke in the cockpit. All 179 passengers were said to be safe and continued to Miami, their final destination, on a second plane. The aircraft involved in the incident was a Boeing 757.
- Airport information for SKSP at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
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