Gustavo Rojas Pinilla International Airport

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Gustavo Rojas Pinilla International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional Gustavo Rojas Pinilla
El Aeropuerto Internacional Gustavo Rojas Pinilla.JPG
Airport type Public
Owner Aerocivil
Location San Andrés, Colombia
Elevation AMSL 19 ft / 6 m
Coordinates 12°35′00″N 81°42′40″W / 12.58333°N 81.71111°W / 12.58333; -81.71111
ADZ is located in Colombia
Location of airport in Colombia
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 2,375 7,792 Asphalt
Statistics (2009)
Passengers movement 911.171
Cargo movement 6.822 T
Air operations 14.993
Source: GCM[1] Google Maps[2]

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 San Andres VOR-DME (Ident: SPP) and non-directional beacon (Ident: SPP) are located on the field.[3][4]


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[edit]

Airlines 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
Check in and ticketing hall at San Andres Gustavo Rojas Pinilla International Airport (ADZ)
One of the boarding gate areas at ADZ San Andres airport

Future Plans[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Costa Rica Seasonal: San José [5]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

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.[6][7]

See also[edit]


External links[edit]