Gustavo Rojas Pinilla International Airport

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Gustavo Rojas Pinilla International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional Gustavo Rojas Pinilla

IATA: ADZICAO: SKSP

ADZ is located in Colombia
ADZ
ADZ
Location of airport in Colombia
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Aerocivil
Operator Dealership
Location San Andrés, Colombia
Elevation AMSL 19 ft / 6 m
Coordinates 12°35′01″N 81°42′40″W / 12.58361°N 81.71111°W / 12.58361; -81.71111
Website http://aeropuertosanandres.com/en/
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 2,380 7,808 Paved
Statistics (2009)
Passengers movement 911.171
Cargo movement 6.822 T
Air operations 14.993
Source:Aerocivil

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.

Description[edit]

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[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Avianca Bogotá , Medellín-Córdova
Air Transat Seasonal: Montréal-Trudeau
Copa Airlines Panama City
Copa Airlines Colombia Barranquilla, Bogotá, Cali, Cartagena
LAN Colombia Bogotá
Neos Milan-Malpensa (begins 21 December 2014, ends 31 May 2015)
Viva Colombia Medellín-Córdova, Bogotá

Accidents and incidents[edit]

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.[1][2]

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