Frank País Airport

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Frank País Airport
Airport Holguin.JPG
IATA: HOGICAO: MUHG
Summary
Airport type Military/Public
Operator ECASA (Empresa Cubana de Aeropuertos y Servicios Aeronáuticos S.A.)
Serves Holguín
Location municipio of Holguin
Elevation AMSL 110 m / 361 ft
Coordinates 20°47′08″N 076°18′54″W / 20.78556°N 76.31500°W / 20.78556; -76.31500Coordinates: 20°47′08″N 076°18′54″W / 20.78556°N 76.31500°W / 20.78556; -76.31500
Website holguin.airportcuba.net
Map
MUHG is located in Cuba
MUHG
MUHG
Location in Cuba
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 3,238 10,623 Asphalt
Source: Aerodrome chart[1]

Frank País Airport (IATA: HOGICAO: MUHG) is an international airport that serves the city of Holguín in Cuba. It bears the name of Cuban revolutionary Frank País.

History[edit]

January 1, 1943 the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) set up postal operations for Levisa Bay using Army Post Office, Miami with the address: 4910 APO MIA.[2]

Holguín Air Base[edit]

The airport is headquarters to the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces Eastern Command. The airport is also the base for a fighter training centre of the 3710th Interceptor Squadron and Training

The base is home to several Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21BIS and UM aircraft. It is also home to a general purpose transport squadron using Mil Mi-17 (4-6) helicopters, stored at one end of the airport.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aero Caribbean Havana, Santiago de Cuba
Air Canada Seasonal: Ottawa
Air Canada Rouge Montréal–Trudeau, Toronto–Pearson
Air Transat Montréal–Trudeau, Toronto–Pearson
Seasonal: Halifax, Ottawa, Québec City
American Airlines Miami (begins 7 September 2016)[4]
Charter: Tampa
Blue Panorama Airlines Milan–Malpensa, Rome–Fiumicino
Cayman Airways Cayman Brac
Condor Frankfurt
Copa Airlines Panama City
Cubana de Aviación Havana, Santo Domingo, Montréal–Trudeau, Toronto–Pearson
Eastern Air Lines Charter: Miami
Neos Milan–Malpensa
Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas Seasonal: Madrid (begins 5 September 2016)[5]
Silver Airways Fort Lauderdale (begins 27 October 2016)[6]
Sunwing Airlines Bagotville, Montréal–Trudeau, Québec City, Toronto–Pearson, Winnipeg
Seasonal: Charlottetown, London (ON), Regina
Thomas Cook Airlines London–Gatwick, Manchester (UK)
TUI Airlines Netherlands Amsterdam
WestJet Seasonal: Toronto–Pearson

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aerodrome chart Issued 30 October 2007
  2. ^ "Post Offices of the USAAF". 
  3. ^ http://cubaaldescubierto.com/?p=486
  4. ^ Liu, Jim (15 June 2016). "American Airlines Details Planned Cuba Schedule from Sep 2016". Retrieved 15 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Plus Ultra Files New Preliminary Long-Haul Schedules from July 2016". routesonline. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 
  6. ^ Liu, Jim (15 June 2016). "Silver Airways Opens Reservation for Cuba Service from Sep 2016". routesonline. Retrieved 15 June 2016. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Frank País Airport at Wikimedia Commons