Jorge Wilstermann International Airport

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Jorge Wilstermann International Airport
JorgeWilstermannAirport.jpg
Summary
Airport type Public / Military
Operator Abertis Airports
Serves Cochabamba, Bolivia
Elevation AMSL 8,360 ft / 2,548 m
Coordinates 17°25′15″S 66°10′37″W / 17.42083°S 66.17694°W / -17.42083; -66.17694Coordinates: 17°25′15″S 66°10′37″W / 17.42083°S 66.17694°W / -17.42083; -66.17694
Map
CBB is located in Bolivia
CBB
CBB
Location of airport in Bolivia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 3,798 12,461 Asphalt
04/22 2,649 8,691 Asphalt
Statistics (2013)
Passengers 1,378,180
Sources: AASANA[1] WAD[2] GCM[3]

Jorge Wilstermann International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional Jorge Wilstermann) (IATA: CBBICAO: SLCB) is a high elevation international airport serving Cochabamba, the capital of the Cochabamba Department of Bolivia. The facility is named in honor of Jorge Wilstermann, an early Bolivian commercial aviator.

The Cochabamba VOR-DME (Ident: CBA) and non-directional beacon (Ident: CBB) are located on the field.[4][5]

Runways 14, 22, and 32 have displaced thresholds that reduce usable landing length. Cochabamba is within a basin in the Cordillera Real mountains, and there is distant mountainous terrain in all quadrants.[6]

Operators[edit]

On 1 March 1997 the Government of Bolivia entered into a 25-year contract with Airport Group International to operate the three largest airports in Bolivia – El Alto International Airport in La Paz, Jorge Wilstermann Airport and Viru Viru International Airport in Santa Cruz de la Sierra. Servicios de Aeropuertos Bolivianos Sociedad Anonima (SABSA) was created to operate the concession. In 1999 Airport Group International was purchased by TBI plc and, in 2004, Spain's Abertis/AENA purchased TBI.[citation needed]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

LAB Boeing 727-200 at Jorge Wilstermann International Airport.
Airlines Destinations
Amaszonas Sucre, Santa Cruz-Viru Viru
Boliviana de Aviación Chimore,[7] Cobija, La Paz, Potosi, Santa Cruz-Viru Viru, Sucre, Tarija, Trinidad
Seasonal: Buenos Aires-Ezeiza, Madrid, Miami
EcoJet Cobija, Guayaramerín, Riberalta, Sucre, Tarija, Trinidad
Transporte Aéreo Militar La Paz, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Sucre, Tarija, Trinidad

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