Gustavo Rojas Pinilla International Airport
|Gustavo Rojas Pinilla International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional Gustavo Rojas Pinilla
|Location||San Andrés, Colombia|
|Elevation AMSL||19 ft / 6 m|
Gustavo Rojas Pinilla International Airport (IATA: ADZ, ICAO: SKSP) is the main airport in the archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina, one of the departments of Colombia. It is able to receive large aircraft and to accommodate seasonal and charter flights from different parts of the Americas and Europe.
The air terminal was renamed in honor of General Gustavo Rojas Pinilla, former president of the Republic of Colombia, who ordered the airport built in the mid-1950s in order to link this Caribbean island with the continental territory of Colombia.
The original name of the airport was "Sesquicentenario Airport."
The airport is the sixth busiest airport in Colombia in terms of passengers, with 836,234 in 2006. Most of these passengers come from the continental part of the country, due to poor international direct service to the island. Many international tourists have to fly to one of Colombia's or Panama's largest airports (Bogotá, Medellín, Cali, Cartagena, Barranquilla or Panama City) to be able to reach the islands.
Airlines and destinations
|Air Panama||Seasonal: Panama City-Albrook|
|Air Transat||Seasonal: Montréal-Trudeau|
|Avianca||Bogotá, Cali, Cartagena, Medellín-Córdova|
|Avianca Guatemala||Guatemala City, San José|
|Copa Airlines||Panama City–Tocumen|
|LATAM Colombia||Bogotá, Cali, Cartagena, Medellín-Córdova|
|Satena operated by Searca||Providencia|
|Viva Colombia||Bogotá, Cali, Cartagena, Medellín-Córdova, Pereira|
|Wingo||Barranquilla, Bogotá, Cali, Cartagena|
|Air Costa Rica||Seasonal: San José |
Accidents and incidents
On August 16, 2010, AIRES Flight 8250, crashed when on approach to Gustavo Rojas Pinilla International Airport. Two of the 129 passengers and crew on board died.
On September 19, 2013, American Airlines flight 1204 from San Jose, Costa Rica made an emergency landing at the San Andres Airport after reporting smoke in the cockpit. All 179 passengers were said to be safe and continued to Miami, their final destination, on a second plane. The aircraft involved in the incident was a Boeing 757.
- OpenStreetMap - San Andrés
- OurAirports - San Andrés
- SkyVector - San Andrés
- Accident history for ADZ at Aviation Safety Network
- Current weather for SKSP at NOAA/NWS
- Airport information for SKSP at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
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