Abel Santamaría Airport

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Abel Santamaría Airport
Aeropuerto Abel Santamaría
Abel Santamaria Airport.jpg
Summary
Airport type Military/Public
Operator ECASA
Serves Santa Clara, Cuba
Elevation AMSL 103 m / 338 ft
Coordinates 22°29′32″N 079°56′37″W / 22.49222°N 79.94361°W / 22.49222; -79.94361Coordinates: 22°29′32″N 079°56′37″W / 22.49222°N 79.94361°W / 22.49222; -79.94361
Website santaclara.airportcuba.net
Map
MUSC is located in Cuba
MUSC
MUSC
Location in Cuba
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 3,017 9,898 Asphalt
Source: Aerodrome chart[1]

Abel Santamaría Airport[2][3] (Spanish: Aeropuerto "Abel Santamaría"[4]) (IATA: SNUICAO: 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.[5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
American Airlines Miami
Charter: Tampa
Aruba Airlines Charter: Miami
Air Canada Seasonal: Halifax, Ottawa
Air Canada Rouge Montréal–Trudeau, Toronto–Pearson
Air Transat Montréal–Trudeau
Seasonal: Calgary, Halifax, London (ON), Ottawa, Québec City, Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto–Pearson, Vancouver, Winnipeg
Bahamasair Nassau
Blue Panorama Airlines Milan–Malpensa
Condor Seasonal: Montego Bay, Munich, Frankfurt
Copa Airlines Panama City
Cubana de Aviación Montréal–Trudeau, Toronto–Pearson
Eastern Air Lines Charter: Miami
Evelop Airlines Charter: Gran Canaria
Interjet Mexico City (ends April 23, 2017)
JetBlue Airways Fort Lauderdale
Charter: Tampa
LOT Polish Airlines Charter: Warsaw–Chopin
Silver Airways Fort Lauderdale
Southwest Airlines Fort Lauderdale
Sun Country Airlines Charter: Tampa, Miami
Sunwing Airlines Montréal–Trudeau, Toronto–Pearson
Seasonal: Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Kitchener/Waterloo, North Bay, Québec City, Saskatoon, Saint John, Sudbury, Vancouver, Windsor, Winnipeg
Thomas Cook Airlines Manchester (begins May 5, 2018)
Thomson Airways Manchester (begins May 2, 2017)
WestJet Toronto–Pearson
XL Airways France Paris–Charles de Gaulle

Santa Clara Air Base[edit]

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

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aerodrome chart Archived 23 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine. Issued 30 October 2007
  2. ^ Airport information for MUSC at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  3. ^ "Santa Clara: Planning a Trip". Frommers.com. Wiley Publishing, Inc. Retrieved 30 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "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. 
  5. ^ "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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