Alfredo Vásquez Cobo International Airport

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Alfredo Vásquez Cobo International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional Alfredo Vásquez Cobo
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Aerocivil
Serves Leticia, Colombia
Elevation AMSL 277 ft / 84 m
Coordinates 4°11′40″S 69°56′35″W / 4.19444°S 69.94306°W / -4.19444; -69.94306Coordinates: 4°11′40″S 69°56′35″W / 4.19444°S 69.94306°W / -4.19444; -69.94306
Map
LET is located in Colombia
LET
LET
Location of airport in Colombia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 2,010 6,168 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Passengers 217,419
Sources: GCM[1] Google Maps[2]

Alfredo Vásquez Cobo International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional Alfredo Vásquez Cobo) (IATA: LETICAO: SKLT) is an airport serving Leticia, the capital of the Amazonas Department of Colombia.

It is the largest airport in the south of the country, located in the most southern part. In addition to being the Colombian jungle region gateway, it also serves as the major airport in the triple-border region (Colombia, Brazil and Peru). For this reason, the airport handles the majority of passengers from the central Amazon region.

Runway 03 has a 88 metres (289 ft) displaced threshold. The Leticia VOR-DME (Ident: LET) and non-directional beacon (Ident: LET) are located on the field.[3][4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Avianca Bogotá
LATAM Colombia Bogotá
Satena La Chorrera, La Pedrera, Tarapacá
VivaColombia Bogotá

Accidents[edit]

  • On November 18, 2006, an AeroSucre Boeing 727 crashed during landing due to poor weather and fog against a television antenna with 40 meters of height. The three members of crew, as well as the three passengers, died in the accident.

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