Gustavo Rizo Airport

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Gustavo Rizo Airport
Aeropuerto Gustavo Rizo
Gustavo Rizo Airport, Nov 2008.jpg
The airport in 2008
Summary
Operator ECASA
Serves Baracoa, Guantánamo, Cuba
Elevation AMSL 8 m / 26 ft
Coordinates 20°21′55″N 074°30′22″W / 20.36528°N 74.50611°W / 20.36528; -74.50611Coordinates: 20°21′55″N 074°30′22″W / 20.36528°N 74.50611°W / 20.36528; -74.50611
Map
BCA is located in Cuba
BCA
BCA
Location in Cuba
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16/34 1,850 6,070 Concrete
Statistics (2013)
Aircraft movements 377
Passengers 19,524

Gustavo Rizo Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Gustavo Rizo) (IATA: BCAICAO: MUBA) is a domestic airport serving Baracoa, a city in the Cuban province of Guantánamo. It is located about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) north of the city and has one runway and a passenger terminal. The airport receives flights from Havana by Aerogaviota and Cubana de Aviación, and it handled over 19,500 passengers in 2013.

History[edit]

The runway was damaged by debris during flooding in Baracoa in March 2008, in which waves over 5 metres (16 ft) in height struck the city.[1][2]

Infrastructure[edit]

Gustavo Rizo Airport has a passenger terminal and a concrete runway, 16/34, with dimensions 1,850 by 30 metres (6,070 ft × 98 ft).[3][4] The runway is not able to handle flights at night.[5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aerogaviota Havana
Cubana de Aviación Havana

Statistics[edit]

Gustavo Rizo Airport received 19,524 passengers in 2013, more than it had handled in any past year. Airport officials attributed the rise to Cubana de Aviacion's increase in frequency from two to three weekly flights on its Havana–Baracoa route. The airport also saw 377 aircraft movements in 2013.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olas inmensas obligan a evacuar a miles en Cuba" [Immense waves require evacuation of thousands in Cuba]. Radio La Primerísima (in Spanish). 21 March 2008. Retrieved 27 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "Inundaciones en Cuba dejan 1.000 evacuados y 200 casas dañadas" [Flooding in Cuba leaves 1,000 evacuated and 200 homes damaged]. El Universo (in Spanish). 20 March 2008. Retrieved 27 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Gustavo Rizo/ MUBA/ Baracoa". Instituto de Aeronáutica Civil de Cuba. 7 June 2013. Retrieved 27 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "Gustavo Rizo -- MUBA". DAFIF. October 2006. Retrieved 27 October 2016. 
  5. ^ Laffita, Osmar (13 January 2014). "El medio milenio de la primada y bella Baracoa" [The half-millenium of the first and beautiful Baracoa]. Radio y Televisión Martí (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 October 2016. El pequeño aeropuerto "Gustavo Rizo", ubicado a 4 kilómetros de la ciudad, al oeste de la bahía y colindante con el hotel Porto Santo, semanalmente recibe dos vuelos procedentes de La Habana, los jueves y los domingos, solamente en horario diurno, porque la pista no tiene iluminación. 
  6. ^ "Crece actividad comercial en aeropuerto de Baracoa" [Commercial activity grows at the Baracoa airport]. Radio Baracoa (in Spanish). 16 April 2014. Retrieved 27 October 2016. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Gustavo Rizo Airport at Wikimedia Commons