Abel Santamaría Airport
|Abel Santamaría Airport
Aeropuerto Abel Santamaría
|Serves||Santa Clara, Cuba|
|Elevation AMSL||103 m / 338 ft|
Source: Aerodrome chart
Abel Santamaría Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto "Abel Santamaría") (IATA: SNU, ICAO: MUSC) is an international airport serving Santa Clara, the capital city of the Villa Clara Province in Cuba. It was named after the Cuban revolutionary Abel Santamaría. On August 31, 2016, JetBlue Flight 387 from Fort Lauderdale, Florida landed at the airport to commence regular commercial flights between Fort Lauderdale and Santa Clara, the first commercial flight from the United States to Cuba in 54 years following the thaw in Cuba–United States relations.
Airlines and destinations
Santa Clara Air Base
The airport is an inactive Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces air base:
- 14th Tactical Regiment – Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 BN bombers and older Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23UB fighters
- Tactical Air Command – Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 BN bombers and older Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23UB fighters
- 2661st Bomber Squadron
- 1890th Interceptor Regiment – Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21B and UM fighters
Active Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces helicopter squadron air base, flying: – Mil Mi-17 (two seen flying around the airport in February 2013, and six on the ground including one being refueled)in the transport role and the Mi-24/35 in the troop support role.
- Aerodrome chart Archived 23 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine. Issued 30 October 2007
- Airport information for MUSC at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
- "Santa Clara: Planning a Trip". Frommers.com. Wiley Publishing, Inc. Retrieved 30 May 2010.
- "Aeropuertos de Cuba" [Airports of Cuba] (in Spanish). El Instituto de Aeronáutica Civil de Cuba (IACC). Archived from the original on 18 June 2010. Retrieved 30 May 2010.
- "U.S. resumes scheduled passenger flights to Cuba after more than 50 years". Reuters. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
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