La Fortuna Arenal Airport

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Arenal Airport
Summary
Airport typePrivate
ServesLa Fortuna, Costa Rica
Elevation AMSL342 ft / 104 m
Coordinates10°28′10″N 84°34′44″W / 10.46944°N 84.57889°W / 10.46944; -84.57889Coordinates: 10°28′10″N 84°34′44″W / 10.46944°N 84.57889°W / 10.46944; -84.57889
Map
FON is located in Costa Rica
FON
FON
Location in Costa Rica
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 800 2,625 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Passengers[1]13,186
Passenger change 16–17Increase51.2%
Source: AIP[2] GCM[3] SkyVector[4] Google Maps[5]

Arenal Airport (IATA: FON, ICAO: MRAN) is an airport serving La Fortuna, a district in San Carlos Canton, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica. The airport is named after the Arenal Volcano, one of the major tourist attractions in the country.

Arenal Airport is a private-managed airstrip, currently served by daily flights from Quepos and the capital city, San José. Located in the countryside 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) east of La Fortuna, it can be reached by Route 141.

Facilities[edit]

The airport has an 800 metres (2,600 ft) asphalt runway commonly served by small aircraft like Cessna 208 Caravan and de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter. Approach to Runway 24 crosses over a hangar at the beginning of the runway.

The Fiora non-directional beacon (Ident: FIO) is located 10.1 nautical miles (19 km) east of the airport. The El Coco VOR-DME (Ident: TIO) is located 37.9 nautical miles (70 km) southeast of Arenal Airport.[6][7]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Aerobell Airlines San José-Tobías Bolaños
Sansa Airlines Liberia, San José-Juan Santamaría, Tortuguero

Passenger Statistics[edit]

These data show number of passengers movements into the airport, according to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation of Costa Rica's Statistical Yearbooks.

Year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Passengers 5,815 4,726 3,250 5,842 6,596 5,440 8,723 13,186
Growth (%) Decrease 4.33% Decrease 18.73% Decrease 31.23% Increase 79.75% Increase 12.91% Decrease 17.53% Increase 60.35% Increase 51.16%
Source: Costa Rica's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC). Statistical Yearbooks
(Years 2010,[8] 2011,[9] 2012,[10] 2013,[11] 2014,[12] 2015,[13] 2016,[14] and 2017[15])
Year 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Passengers N.D. N.D. N.D. 37 N.D. 10 83 7,149 7,403 6,078
Growth (%) N.D. N.D. N.D. N.D. N.D. N.D. Increase 730.00% Increase 8,513.25% Increase 3.55% Decrease 17.90%
Source: Costa Rica's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC). Statistical Yearbooks
(Years 2000-2005,[16] 2006,[17] 2007,[18] 2008,[19] and 2009[20] )

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Anuario Estadístico 2017". DGAC. Retrieved October 20, 2018.
  2. ^ "Costa Rican AIP 2014" (PDF). DGAC. Retrieved October 20, 2018.
  3. ^ Airport information for Arenal Airport at Great Circle Mapper.
  4. ^ "Arenal Airport". SkyVector. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Arenal Airport". Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  6. ^ "El Coco VOR". Our Airports. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Fiora NDB". Our Airports. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  8. ^ "Anuario Estadístico 2010" (PDF). DGAC. Retrieved October 20, 2018.
  9. ^ "Anuario Estadístico 2011" (PDF). DGAC. Retrieved October 20, 2018.
  10. ^ "Anuario Estadístico 2012" (PDF). DGAC. Retrieved October 20, 2018.
  11. ^ "Anuario Estadístico 2013" (PDF). DGAC. Retrieved October 20, 2018.
  12. ^ "Anuario Estadístico 2014" (PDF). DGAC. Retrieved October 20, 2018.
  13. ^ "Anuario Estadístico 2015" (PDF). DGAC. Retrieved October 20, 2018.
  14. ^ "Anuario Estadístico 2016" (PDF). DGAC. Retrieved October 20, 2018.
  15. ^ "Resumen Estadístico 2017" (PDF). DGAC. Retrieved October 20, 2018.
  16. ^ Oficina de Planificación, DGAC de Costa Rica
  17. ^ DGAC Yearbook 2006 Archived 2016-01-25 at the Wayback Machine
  18. ^ DGAC Yearbook 2007 Archived 2016-01-26 at the Wayback Machine
  19. ^ DGAC Yearbook 2008 Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
  20. ^ DGAC Yearbook 2009 Archived 2016-01-25 at the Wayback Machine

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