Jorge Wilstermann International Airport

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Jorge Wilstermann International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional Jorge Wilstermann
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IATA: CBBICAO: SLCB
CBB is located in Bolivia
CBB
CBB
Location of airport in Bolivia
Summary
Airport type Public / Military
Operator abertis airports
Serves Cochabamba, Bolivia
Elevation AMSL 8,360 ft / 2,548 m
Coordinates 17°25′15″S 066°10′37″W / 17.42083°S 66.17694°W / -17.42083; -66.17694Coordinates: 17°25′15″S 066°10′37″W / 17.42083°S 66.17694°W / -17.42083; -66.17694
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 3,798 12,460 Asphalt
04/22 2,649 8,692 Asphalt
Statistics (2005)
Passengers 670,898
Sources: AASANA[1] and DAFIF[2][3]

Jorge Wilstermann International Airport, known in Spanish as Aeropuerto Internacional Jorge Wilstermann (IATA: CBBICAO: SLCB) is an airport serving Cochabamba, a city in the Cochabamba department of Bolivia.[1][2] 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.[citation needed][citation needed] In 2005, the airport served 670,898 passengers.[citation needed]

Facilities[edit]

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 m × 45 m) and 04/22 measuring 8,692 by 148 feet (2,649 m × 45 m).[2]

Operators[edit]

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.[citation needed]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

LAB Boeing 727-200 at Jorge Wilstermann International Airport.
Airlines Destinations
Aerocon Trinidad
Amaszonas Trinidad, La Paz, Santa Cruz de la Sierra
Boliviana de Aviación Buenos Aires-Ezeiza, Cobija, La Paz, Miami, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, São Paulo-Guarulhos, Sucre, Tarija
EcoJet Cobija, Guayaramerín, Riberalta, Sucre, Tarija, Trinidad
Transporte Aéreo Militar La Paz, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Sucre, Tarija, Trinidad

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Aeropuertos Controlados" (in Spanish). Administración de Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxliares a la Navegación Aérea (AASANA). Archived from the original on 2008-06-23. 
  2. ^ a b c Airport information for SLCB from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  3. ^ Airport information for CBB at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).

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