Jaime González Airport

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Jaime González Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional Jaime González
Airport sign, Cienfuegos, Cuba. (11805417135).jpg
Airport sign at the entrance
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator ECASA
Serves Cienfuegos, Cuba
Elevation AMSL 31 m / 102 ft
Coordinates 22°09′00″N 080°23′51″W / 22.15000°N 80.39750°W / 22.15000; -80.39750Coordinates: 22°09′00″N 080°23′51″W / 22.15000°N 80.39750°W / 22.15000; -80.39750
Website cienfuegos.airportcuba.net
Map
CFG is located in Cuba
CFG
CFG
Location in Cuba
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02/20 2,400 7,874 Asphalt
Source: Aerodrome chart[1]

Jaime González Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional Jaime González) (IATA: CFGICAO: MUCF) is an international airport that serves Cienfuegos,[2] a city on the southern coast of Cuba, and capital of the province of Cienfuegos.

Facilities[edit]

The airport is at an elevation of 31 m (102 ft) above mean sea level; it has one runway designated 02/20 with an asphalt surface measuring 2,400 m × 45 m (7,874 ft × 148 ft).[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
American Airlines Miami
American Eagle Charter: Miami
Cubana de Aviación Montréal–Trudeau, Toronto–Pearson
Miami Air Charter: Miami
Silver Airways Fort Lauderdale
Sky King Charter: Miami
Sunwing Airlines Montréal–Trudeau, Toronto–Pearson

Cienfuegos Air Base[edit]

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

  • 3684 Helicopter Regiment - Mil Mi-8TB transport helicopters, Mil Mi-24D attack/transport helicopter and Mil Mi-35 helicopter gunship/transport[3]

History of Cienfuegos Air Base[edit]

World War II[edit]

During the war the base was set up to use a non-descript number for postal operations. They used the Fleet Post Office, Atlantic located in New York, New York with the address: 317 FPO NY.[4]

The US Navy code word for Cienfuegos during the war was ODOP.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Aerodrome chart Issued 30 October 2007
  2. ^ Airport information for MUCF from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  3. ^ http://cubaaldescubierto.com/?p=486
  4. ^ "World War II US Navy Post Office Numbers". 
  5. ^ "Glossary of U.S. Naval Code Words". 

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