El Embrujo Airport

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El Embrujo Airport
Aeropuerto El Embrujo.JPG
Summary
Airport typePublic
ServesProvidencia Island, Colombia
LocationProvidencia Island, Colombia
Elevation AMSL29 ft / 9 m
Coordinates13°21′25″N 81°21′30″W / 13.35694°N 81.35833°W / 13.35694; -81.35833
Map
PVA is located in Colombia
PVA
PVA
Location of airport in Colombia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
17/35 1,290 4,232 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Passengers71,101
Airfreight385
Sources: GCM[1] Google Maps[2] Aeronáutica Civil [3]

El Embrujo Airport (IATA: PVA, ICAO: SKPV) is an airport serving Providencia Island, Colombia. The airport is located in the north east side of the island, in the limits of the Old Providence McBean Lagoon National Natural Park.

The runway is on the eastern edge of the island, with high terrain to the west. Runway 17 has a 150 metres (490 ft) displaced threshold.

History[edit]

The airport had his beginnings in the 70's, operating a small airplane, serving sporadic trips between San Andrés (island) and Providencia Island.[4]

Prior to 1984 and the arrival of Governor of the Islands Simon Gonzales, the airport had limited traffic from San Andrés due its short runway.

Under Governor Gonzales, architect Ricardo Gonzalez Farah lengthened the runway by 300 metres (980 ft) and rebuilt the passenger terminal in typical Caribbean architecture. After the upgrades, SAM Colombia began flights from San Andrés. Later, the airport was again refurbished, with improved air terminal facilities.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Searca San Andrés Island

Transportation[edit]

Taxi[edit]

Taxis are available at the airport meeting incoming planes. All taxis charge the same rate to any destination.[5]

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