Benito Salas Airport

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Benito Salas Airport
Aeropuerto Benito Salas
Airport type Public
Operator Government
Serves Neiva, Colombia
Elevation AMSL 1,464 ft / 446 m
Coordinates 2°57′00″N 75°17′39″W / 2.95000°N 75.29417°W / 2.95000; -75.29417Coordinates: 2°57′00″N 75°17′39″W / 2.95000°N 75.29417°W / 2.95000; -75.29417
NVA is located in Colombia
Location of airport in Colombia
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02/20 1,865 6,119 Asphalt
Source: WAD[1] GCM[2] Google Maps[3]

Benito Salas Airport (IATA: NVA, ICAO: SKNV) is an airport that serves the city of Neiva, the capital of the Huila Department in Colombia. It was named after Benito Salas Vargas, a military and social leader during Colombia's (then known as New Granada) independence war (1810–1819).

The airport is in a rebuilding process that includes a new control tower and a new building with garages.[4] It was formerly known as "La Manguita airport" because it is placed in an old ranch with that name; even today people call it "La Manguita".

The Neiva VOR-DME (Ident: NVA) is located 6.6 nautical miles (12.2 km) off the Runway 02 threshold.[5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Avianca Bogotá
EasyFly Bogotá

Accidents and incidents[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Airport information for SKNV at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
  2. ^ Airport information for NVA at Great Circle Mapper.
  3. ^ Google Maps - Neiva
  4. ^ BNAmericas - Airport upgrades
  5. ^ Neiva VOR
  6. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 17 August 2010. 

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