Juana Azurduy de Padilla International Airport

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Juana Azurduy de Padilla International Airport

Aeropuerto Internacional Juana Azurduy de Padilla
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Summary
Airport typeMilitary
OperatorBolivian Air Force
ServesSucre
LocationSucre
Elevation AMSL9,527 ft / 2,904 m
Coordinates19°00′25″S 65°17′19″W / 19.00694°S 65.28861°W / -19.00694; -65.28861Coordinates: 19°00′25″S 65°17′19″W / 19.00694°S 65.28861°W / -19.00694; -65.28861
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SRE is located in Bolivia
SRE
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Location of airport in Bolivia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 9,300 2,835 Concrete

Juana Azurduy de Padilla International Airport (ICAO: SLSU) is an airport located in Sucre, Bolivia, the nation's constitutional capital city. It is currently a base of the Bolivian Air Force[1] and was formerly Sucre's main commercial airport until it was replaced by the Alcantari Airport.

The only runway at Juana Azurduy de Padilla is 9,400 feet (2,900 m) in length, and at an altitude of 9,528 feet (2,904 m). Because of this high altitude, many people who arrived at Sucre via rapid air travel get altitude sickness. The altitude also caused the airport to be excessively cloudy at times, making approach difficult.

As with many in Latin America, Juana Azurduy de Padilla International Airport was not open 24 hours a day. It was only open from sunrise to sunset.

Though Sucre is Bolivia's constitutional (de jure) capital city, Juana Azurduy de Padilla International Airport was not the largest airport in the country. The largest airport is Viru Viru in Santa Cruz de la Sierra.

The airport was named after Juana Azurduy de Padilla, who fought for the independence against Spain.

On May 15, 2016, after 41 years of service, the Juana Azurduy de Padilla International Airport ended its commercial flight service, and all its operations moved to Alcantari Airport.[2] On 2017, the administration of the airport passed from AASANA to the military, turning the airport into an air force base.[1]

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