Mundo Maya International Airport

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Mundo Maya International Airport
IATA: FRSICAO: MGMM
Summary
Airport type Military/Public
Operator Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil
Location Flores, El Petén, Guatemala
Elevation AMSL 118 m / 387 ft
Coordinates 16°54′50″N 089°51′59″W / 16.91389°N 89.86639°W / 16.91389; -89.86639Coordinates: 16°54′50″N 089°51′59″W / 16.91389°N 89.86639°W / 16.91389; -89.86639
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MGMM is located in Guatemala
MGMM
MGMM
Location in Guatemala
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 3,000 9,843 Concrete
Source: Guatemalan AIP[1]

Mundo Maya International Airport (IATA: FRSICAO: MGMM), formerly Flores International Airport as indicated by its 3-letter code, is an international airport located in the suburb of Santa Elena, in the city of Flores, Guatemala. It serves national and international air traffic for the areas of Flores, Santa Elena, and San Benito, as well as all the Mayan sites like Tikal or Yaxhá and destinations like Guatemala City, Belize and Cancún.

Mundo Maya Airport, as the other airports in Guatemala, is going through some expansions, to provide a better service to passengers and airlines, so it will be able to accept a greater number flights and larger aircraft. As of January 2012, the ICAO airport identifier for Mundo Maya International Airport has changed from MGTK to MGMM.[2]

Airlines[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Avianca Guatemala City
Transportes Aéreos Guatemaltecos Guatemala City
Tropic Air Belize City

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 30 September 1977, Douglas C47A TG-AKA of Aviateca was damaged beyond economic repair in a landing accident. One of the three crew members was killed.[3]
  • On 26 July 1978, Douglas DC-3 TG-AFA of Aviateca overran the runway following a birdstrike on take-off and was reported to have been damaged beyond economic repair.[4] The aircraft was later repaired and returned to service.[5]
  • On 7 May 1979, Douglas DC-3 TG-SAB of TAPSA was substantially damaged in a landing accident when it departed the runway and collided with a car. The aircraft was subsequently repaired and returned to service.[6]
  • On 18 January 1986, a Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle III from Aerovias, crashed into a hill on its final approach, about 8 km from the airport. All 93 passengers and crew on board were killed, making it the worst air disaster in Guatemalan history.[7] See also: 1986 Aerovias Guatemala air crash.

References[edit]

  1. ^ MGTK – MUNDO MAYA Internacional
  2. ^ Jeppesen. JeppView. Version 3.7.5.0.
  3. ^ "TG-AKA Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "TG-AFA Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 1 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "Photo: Aviateca, Douglas DC-3 TG-AFA". Airline Fan. Retrieved 2 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "TG-SAB Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 29 July 2010. 
  7. ^ "Guatemala crash toll now put at 93". The New York Times. 20 January 1986. Retrieved 1 October 2013. 

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