Juan Mendoza Airport

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Juan Mendoza Airport
Airport type Public
Operator Government
Serves Oruro, Bolivia
Elevation AMSL 12,146 ft / 3,702 m
Coordinates 17°57′45″S 67°04′34″W / 17.96250°S 67.07611°W / -17.96250; -67.07611Coordinates: 17°57′45″S 67°04′34″W / 17.96250°S 67.07611°W / -17.96250; -67.07611
ORU is located in Bolivia
Location of the airport in Bolivia
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 4,000 13,123 Asphalt
Sources: SkyVector[1] GCM[2] Google Maps[3]

Juan Mendoza Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Juan Mendoza) (IATA: ORU, ICAO: SLOR) is an extremely high elevation airport serving the city of Oruro, the capital of the Oruro Department in Bolivia.

The airport is in the eastern part of the city, which is in the altiplano of Bolivia. There is distant mountainous terrain east and west of the airport.[3]

The Oruro non-directional beacon (Ident: ORU) is located 0.9 nautical miles (1.7 km) west of the field. The Oruro VOR-DME (Ident: ORU) is located 0.49 nautical miles (0.91 km) off the displaced threshold of Runway 01.[4][1]

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