Ignacio Agramonte International Airport

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Ignacio Agramonte
International Airport
Aeropuerto internacional ignacio agramonte camaguey.jpg
IATA: CMWICAO: MUCM
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator ECASA
Location Camagüey
Elevation AMSL 126 m / 413 ft
Coordinates 21°25′13″N 077°50′51″W / 21.42028°N 77.84750°W / 21.42028; -77.84750Coordinates: 21°25′13″N 077°50′51″W / 21.42028°N 77.84750°W / 21.42028; -77.84750
Website camaguey.airportcuba.net
Map
MUCM is located in Cuba
MUCM
MUCM
Location in Cuba
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 3,000 9,843 Asphalt
Source: Aerodrome chart[1]

Ignacio Agramonte International Airport (IATA: CMWICAO: MUCM) is an international airport in central Camagüey Province, Cuba. It serves the city of Camagüey and the resort village of Santa Lucía.

History[edit]

World War II[edit]

During World War II, the airport was used by the United States Army Air Forces Sixth Air Force from 1942 until 1944. The 25th Bombardment Group 417th Bombardment Squadron flew B-18 Bolo bombers from the airfield, known as Camaguey Air Base, from 13 April 1942 though August 1943. The squadron flew antisubmarine missions over the northern Caribbean. The base was also used for air-sea rescue missions by the 1st Rescue Squadron.[2]

1 January 1943 the USAAF set up postal operations for Camaguey using Army Post Office, Miami with the address: 2714 APO MIA.[3] The US NAVY also set up to use a non-descript number for postal operations. They used the Fleet Post Office, Atlantic located in New York City with the address: 617 FPO NY.[4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Note: denotes flights to the United States which are operated as scheduled Special Authority Charters. The scheduled charter flights are operated by Gulfstream Air Charters, ABC Charters, Marazul Charters and C&T Charters.

Airlines Destinations
Aero Caribbean Havana
Air Transat Seasonal: Montreal-Trudeau, Toronto-Pearson
American Airlines Miami
American Eagle Miami
Cubana de Aviación Havana, Montréal-Trudeau, Toronto-Pearson
Sky King Miami
Sunwing Airlines Montréal-Trudeau, Toronto-Pearson

Camagüey Air Base[edit]

The airport is an inactive Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces's (Camagüey) air base:

  • 3685th Regiment
    • 2 General purpose transport squadron - Mil Mi-17 helicopters[5]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  1. ^ Aerodrome chart Issued 2 August 2007
  2. ^ USAF Historical Research Agency Document Search, Camaguey
  3. ^ "US Army Air Force Post Offices". 
  4. ^ "World War II Navy Post Office Numbers". 
  5. ^ http://cubaaldescubierto.com/?p=486

External links[edit]