Jorge Wilstermann International Airport
|Jorge Wilstermann International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional Jorge Wilstermann
|IATA: CBB – ICAO: SLCB
|Airport type||Public / Military|
|Elevation AMSL||8,360 ft / 2,548 m|
|Sources: AASANA and DAFIF|
Jorge Wilstermann International Airport, known in Spanish as Aeropuerto Internacional Jorge Wilstermann (IATA: CBB, ICAO: SLCB) is an airport serving Cochabamba, a city in the Cochabamba department of Bolivia. The facility is named in honor of Jorge Wilstermann, a respected Bolivian commercial aviator.
It was a focus city for Lloyd Aéreo Boliviano (LAB), the country's national airline, until service from LAB was suspended. The facility is one of the most clean and modern within Bolivia. In 2005, the airport served 670,898 passengers.
The airport resides at an elevation of 8,360 feet (2,548 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 14/32 measuring 12,460 by 148 feet (3,798 × 45 m) and 04/22 measuring 8,692 by 148 feet (2,649 × 45 m).
On 1 March 1997 the Government of Bolivia entered into a 25 year contract with Airport Group International to operate the three largest airports in Bolivia – El Alto International Airport in La Paz, Jorge Wilstermann Airport and Viru Viru International Airport in Santa Cruz de la Sierra. Servicios de Aeropuertos Bolivianos Sociedad Anonima (SABSA) was created to operate the concession. In 1999 Airport Group International was purchased by TBI plc and, in 2004, Spain's Abertis/AENA purchased TBI.
Airlines and destinations
- (Spanish) "Aeropuertos Controlados". Administración de Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxliares a la Navegación Aérea (AASANA). Archived from the original on 2008-06-23.
- Airport information for SLCB from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
- Airport information for CBB at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).