Camilo Daza International Airport

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Camilo Daza International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional Camilo Daza
Aeropuerto camilo daza.JPG
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Aerocivil
Serves Cúcuta
Elevation AMSL 1,096 ft / 334 m
Coordinates 7°55′39″N 72°30′42″W / 7.92750°N 72.51167°W / 7.92750; -72.51167
Map
CUC is located in Colombia
CUC
CUC
Location of airport in Colombia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
03/21 1,933 Asphalt
16/34 2,347 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Passengers movement 954,065
Cargo movement 27,589 Tm
Air Operations 31,173
Sources: WAD[1] Google Maps[2]

Camilo Daza International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional Camilo Daza) (IATA: CUCICAO: SKCC) is a civil airport located in Cúcuta, Colombia. The airport serves the Norte de Santander Department. It is named after Colombian aviation pioneer Camilo Daza.

The airport has international facilities and is able to operate general aviation flights to international destinations.

This air terminal is 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from the center of the city, about 15 minutes off the Pan American Highway (Sevilla).

The Cucuta VOR-DME (Ident: CUC) is located on the field.[3]

History[edit]

Camilo Daza International Airport was inaugurated on October 10, 1971 by the then President of the Republic, Misael Pastrana Borrero, and his Minister of Public Works, Argerino Duran Quintero. At the initiative of then President of the Society of Public Improvements, Juan Agustín Ramírez Calderón, the airport was given the name of Camilo Daza as a tribute to the aviation pioneer and founder of the Colombian Air Force.

On March 17, 1988, Avianca Flight 410, a Boeing 727 crashed on low mountains after takeoff to Cartagena's Rafael Núñez International Airport. All 143 people on board died. This was the only air accident in the history of the city.

In 2005, the Civil Aeronautics of Colombia Agency announced a renovation of the airport, seeking to transform it into one of the most modern in the nation. This renovation improved the air terminal infrastructure, provided a more contemporary design, and made air traffic safer with a powerful light at night.

In March 2008, Camilo Daza International Airport was the epicenter for the arrival of direct international flights from Madrid, Miami, San Jose, Quito, and Caracas on the grounds of the Peace Without Borders concert held in Cúcuta. The pilots of these aircraft said the city has an excellent airport that has the capacity to receive aircraft from far distances as in the case of Madrid.

On August 6, 2010 in the framework of the macro national business conference, the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Oscar Rueda, said that Colombia will conduct studies of a direct international flight to counteract the effects of the crisis in neighboring Venezuela.

Structure and capacity[edit]

Main Hall of the airport
  • The airline Avianca has its own lounge with different services such as Wi-Fi, different environments, satellite television, bar meals, air conditioning and various entertainment materials.
  • The parking lot is outdoors and is located opposite the terminal. There are parking spaces for the disabled.
  • In case of loss, total or partial damage of luggage on board, contact with passengers and luggage ticket held, the counter of the airline concerned or, failing in the information desk.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aerolínea de Antioquia Barranquilla, Medellín-Olaya Herrera
Avianca Bogotá, Medellín-Córdova
EasyFly Bucaramanga, Medellín-Olaya Herrera, Arauca
LATAM Colombia Bogotá
Satena Bucaramanga
Viva Colombia Bogotá

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