Antonio Nariño Airport

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Antonio Nariño Airport
Aeropuerto Antonio Nariño
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Aerocivil
Serves Pasto, Colombia
Location Chachagüí
Elevation AMSL 5,951 ft / 1,814 m
Coordinates 1°23′45″N 77°17′28″W / 1.39583°N 77.29111°W / 1.39583; -77.29111Coordinates: 1°23′45″N 77°17′28″W / 1.39583°N 77.29111°W / 1.39583; -77.29111
Map
PSO is located in Colombia
PSO
PSO
Location of airport in Colombia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02/20 2,312 7,585 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Passengers movement 306,543
Cargo movement 2,266 T
Air operations 5,710
Sources: WAD[1] GCM[2] Google Maps[3]

Antonio Nariño Airport (IATA: PSOICAO: SKPS) is located in the town of Chachagüí and serves the city of Pasto in the Nariño Department of Colombia. The airport is 35 kilometres (22 mi) north of Pasto. It handles only domestic flights in addition to military operations and private charters. A new terminal, administrative and tower control are being built, also new navigation equipment is being set up due to the increasing number of passengers and cargo flights.

Runway[edit]

The airport's runway was built on a plateau of 50 meters because of the surrounding terrain. Due to this, many pilots refer to the airport as an aircraft carrier. The runway is also relatively short for the elevation of the airport.

The position of the runway means that it is often rendered useless, since in the presence of crosswinds, it prevents aircraft making a safe takeoff and landing. Crosswinds are common during the summer, particularly during the month of August.

Since 2007, the runway has been equipped with an instrument landing system (ILS), which permits airport operations during the night and when there is low visibility. However, a suitable place is being sought for to build a new airport due to the big increase in passengers and cargo and also since the current airport is often closed due to poor weather conditions.

The Pasto VOR-DME (Ident: PSO) and Pasto non-directional beacon (Ident: PSO) are located on the field.[4][5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Avianca Bogotá, Cali
SATENA Bogotá
TAC Cali

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airport information for SKPS at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ Airport information for PSO at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ Google Maps - Antonio Nariño
  4. ^ Pasto VOR
  5. ^ Pasto NDB

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