Jaime González Airport

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Jaime González Airport
Aeropuerto "Jaime González"
IATA: CFGICAO: MUCF
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator ECASA
Serves Cienfuegos, Cuba
Elevation AMSL 31 m / 102 ft
Coordinates 22°09′00″N 080°23′51″W / 22.15000°N 80.39750°W / 22.15000; -80.39750Coordinates: 22°09′00″N 080°23′51″W / 22.15000°N 80.39750°W / 22.15000; -80.39750
Website cienfuegos.airportcuba.net
Map
CFG is located in Cuba
CFG
CFG
Location in Cuba
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02/20 2,400 7,874 Asphalt
Source: Aerodrome chart[1]

Jaime González Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto "Jaime González"[2]) (IATA: CFGICAO: MUCF) is an international airport that serves Cienfuegos,[3] a city on the southern coast of Cuba, and capital of the province of Cienfuegos.

Facilities[edit]

The airport is at an elevation of 31 m (102 ft) above mean sea level; it has one runway designated 02/20 with an asphalt surface measuring 2,400 m × 45 m (7,874 ft × 148 ft).[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Scheduled[edit]

Airlines Destinations
CanJet Montréal-Trudeau, Toronto-Pearson
Cayman Airways Grand Cayman (starts September 2014)
Cubana de Aviación Havana, Montréal-Trudeau, Santiago de Cuba, Toronto-Pearson
Sunwing Airlines Montréal-Trudeau, Toronto-Pearson

Charter[edit]

Airlines Destinations
American Eagle Miami
Miami Air Miami
Sky King Miami

Cienfuegos Air Base[edit]

The airport is an inactive Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces air base:

  • 3684 Helicopter Regiment - Mil Mi-8TB transport helicopters, Mil Mi-24D attack/transport helicopter and Mil Mi-35 helicopter gunship/transport[4]

History of Cienfuegos Air Base[edit]

World War II[edit]

During the war the base was set up to use a non-descript number for postal operations. They used the Fleet Post Office, Atlantic located in New York, New York with the address: 317 FPO NY.[5]

The US NAVY Code Word for Cienfuegos during the war was ODOP.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Aerodrome chart Issued 30 October 2007
  2. ^ "Aeropuertos de Cuba" [Airports of Cuba] (in Spanish). El Instituto de Aeronáutica Civil de Cuba (IACC). Retrieved 30 May 2010. 
  3. ^ Airport information for MUCF from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  4. ^ http://cubaaldescubierto.com/?p=486
  5. ^ "World War II US Navy Post Office Numbers". 
  6. ^ "Glossary of U.S. Naval Code Words". 

External links[edit]