Antonio Maceo Airport

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Antonio Maceo Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional de Santiago de Cuba
Cubana in SdC.JPG
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator ECASA
Location Santiago de Cuba
Elevation AMSL 76 m / 249 ft
Coordinates 19°58′12″N 075°50′08″W / 19.97000°N 75.83556°W / 19.97000; -75.83556Coordinates: 19°58′12″N 075°50′08″W / 19.97000°N 75.83556°W / 19.97000; -75.83556
Map
MUCU is located in Cuba
MUCU
MUCU
Location in Cuba
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 4,002 13,130 Asphalt
01/19 1,400 4,593 Asphalt
Aerodrome chart[1]

Antonio Maceo Airport (IATA: SCU, ICAO: MUCU) is an international airport located in Santiago, Cuba.

Overview[edit]

The airport has a drawing of Che Guevara on one of its outside walls. Pope John Paul II flew to this airport during his last visit to Cuba, flying a round trip between here and José Martí International Airport in Havana. Likewise, Pope Benedict XVI, during the second papal visit to Cuba, flew here for Mass and other activities, from his visit to León and Guanajuato in Mexico, before moving on to Havana.

The airport is basically a turbo-prop centre. Nevertheless, jet aircraft also fly to this airport. Most commercial flights into SCU are domestic, but there are about twenty international flights each week; while these international flights are done mostly by domestic airlines, the international routes have nevertheless awakened the interest of some foreign airlines that might open flights into this airport in the future.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Aerogaviota Havana, Kingston–Norman Manley
Air Caraïbes Paris–Orly
Air Transat Seasonal: Toronto–Pearson (begins 19 December 2018)[2]
American Airlines Charter: Miami
Blue Panorama Airlines Rome–Fiumicino
Cubana de Aviación Havana, Montréal–Trudeau, Port-au-Prince, Santo Domingo–Las Américas, Toronto–Pearson
Fly All Ways Paramaribo[3]
InterCaribbean Airways Providenciales
Sunrise Airways Port-au-Prince

Santiago de Cuba Base[edit]

The airport was home to the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces:

The helipads are now part of the executive jet terminal on the north end of the airport.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aerodrome chart Archived March 22, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. Issued 27 September 2007
  2. ^ "Airtransat adds Toronto – Santiago de Cuba nonstop sector in W18". RoutesOnline. August 9, 2018. Retrieved August 9, 2018. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ "Hijacking description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  5. ^ BBC - Cuba passenger plane crash kills all 68 people on board
  6. ^ NY times - Cuban Plane Crash Kills 68 People

External links[edit]

Media related to Antonio Maceo Airport at Wikimedia Commons