Ignacio Agramonte International Airport

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Ignacio Agramonte International Airport

Aeropuerto Internacional Ignacio Agramonte
Camagüey Airport entrance, July 2016.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorECASA
LocationCamagüey
Elevation AMSL126 m / 413 ft
Coordinates21°25′13″N 077°50′51″W / 21.42028°N 77.84750°W / 21.42028; -77.84750Coordinates: 21°25′13″N 077°50′51″W / 21.42028°N 77.84750°W / 21.42028; -77.84750
Websitecamaguey.airportcuba.net
Map
MUCM is located in Cuba
MUCM
MUCM
Location in Cuba
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 3,000 9,843 Asphalt
Source: Aerodrome chart[1]

Ignacio Agramonte International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional Ignacio Agramonte) (IATA: CMW, ICAO: MUCM) is an international airport in central Camagüey Province, Cuba. It serves the city of Camagüey and the resort village of Santa Lucía.

History[edit]

During World War II, the airport was used by the United States Army Air Forces Sixth Air Force from 1942 until 1944. The 25th Bombardment Group 417th Bombardment Squadron flew B-18 Bolo bombers from the airfield, known as Camaguey Air Base, from 13 April 1942 though August 1943. The squadron flew antisubmarine missions over the northern Caribbean. The base was also used for air-sea rescue missions by the 1st Rescue Squadron.[2]

From 1 January 1943, the USAAF set up postal operations for Camaguey using Army Post Office, Miami with the address: 2714 APO MIA.[3] The United States Navy also set up to use a non-descript number for postal operations.[citation needed] They used the Fleet Post Office, Atlantic located in New York City with the address: 617 FPO NY.[4]

In June 2018, it was announced that Cubana had suspended their domestic flights to Camaguey.[5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Air Transat Montréal–Trudeau
Seasonal: Toronto–Pearson
American Airlines Miami
Aruba Airlines Charter: Miami
Cubana de Aviación Montréal–Trudeau, Port-au-Prince, Toronto–Pearson
JetBlue Airways Fort Lauderdale
Neos Seasonal: Milan–Malpensa
Nordwind Airlines Seasonal charter: Moscow–Sheremetyevo
Songbird Airways Charter: Miami
Sunwing Airlines Montréal–Trudeau, Toronto–Pearson
Sunrise Airways Port-au-Prince

Camagüey Air Base[edit]

The airport is an inactive Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces air base:

  • 3685th Regiment
    • 2 General purpose transport squadron - Mil Mi-17 helicopters[6]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

  1. ^ Aerodrome chart Issued 2 August 2007
  2. ^ USAF Historical Research Agency Document Search, Camaguey
  3. ^ "US Army Air Force Post Offices".
  4. ^ "World War II Navy Post Office Numbers".
  5. ^ http://www.acn.cu/cuba/34518-informa-cubana-de-aviacion-ajustes-en-vuelos-nacionales
  6. ^ http://cubaaldescubierto.com/?p=486

External links[edit]

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