Alberto Carnevalli Airport

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Alberto Carnevalli Airport
Aeropuerto Alberto Carnevalli
Alberto Canevali airport.JPG
Airport type Public
Owner/Operator SAPAM
Serves Mérida, Venezuela
Elevation AMSL 5,007 ft / 1,526 m
Coordinates 08°34′56″N 071°09′40″W / 8.58222°N 71.16111°W / 8.58222; -71.16111Coordinates: 08°34′56″N 071°09′40″W / 8.58222°N 71.16111°W / 8.58222; -71.16111
MRD is located in Venezuela
Location of the airport in Venezuela
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 1,630 5,348 Asphalt
WAD[1] GCM[2] Google Maps[3]

Alberto Carnevalli Airport (IATA: MRDICAO: SVMD) is an airport located 3 km southwest of downtown Mérida, the capital of Mérida State in Venezuela. It is named in honor of Alberto Carnevalli (es), a Venezuelan lawyer and political activist.

The airport is in the Chama River valley in the Andean mountains, surrounded by higher terrain in all quadrants. Night operations are prohibited. Commercial service resumed to Caracas on 2 August 2014, after being suspended for 5 years[4] due to the crash of Santa Bárbara Airlines Flight 518.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

On 21 February 2008, Santa Bárbara Airlines Flight 518, an ATR 42-300 twin-turboprop en route to Caracas, crashed shortly after takeoff from Carnevalli, killing all 46 people on board. The cause of the accident was pilot error caused by disorientation and rushed procedures.

Airline and destination[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Avior Airlines Caracas

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