La Vanguardia Airport

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Vanguardia Airport
Aeropuerto Vanguardia
Airport type Public
Owner Aerocivil
Serves Villavicencio, Colombia
Elevation AMSL 1,394 ft / 425 m
Coordinates 4°10′05″N 73°36′50″W / 4.16806°N 73.61389°W / 4.16806; -73.61389
VVC is located in Colombia
Location of airport in Colombia
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 1,940 6,365 Asphalt
Sources: GCM[1] Google Maps[2]

La Vanguardia Airport (IATA: VVCICAO: SKVV) is an airport serving the city of Villavicencio in the Meta Department of Colombia. It serves regular passenger, charter and cargo airlines as well as private sectors.

The airport is just north of the city.

Passenger airlines[edit]

SATENA Embraer 170 at La Vanguardia Airport (July 2012)
Airlines Destinations
Avianca Bogotá
SATENA Bogotá, La Macarena, Mitú, Puerto Carreño, Puerto Inírida

Cargo airlines[edit]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 6 June 1985, Douglas C-53D HK-1340 of LACOL Colombia crashed shortly after take-off after the starboard engine failed while the aircraft was on a cargo flight. The aircraft was probably overloaded and it caught fire after crashing into trees. Three of the six people on board were killed.[3]
  • On 28 May 1993, Douglas C-53D HK-2213 of Transoriente Colombia crashed near Villavicencio after both engines failed shortly after take-off from La Vanguardia Airport on a scheduled passenger flight. Seven of the 29 people on board were killed.[4]
  • On 30 March 1996, Douglas C-47B HK-2497 of LANC Colombia was damaged beyond repair in a wheels-up landing on approach to La Vanguardia. The aircraft was on a domestic scheduled passenger flight to La Macarena Airport when an engine problem was encountered and the decision was made to return to La Vanguardia.[5]
  • On 3 November 2010, an explosion took place at the airport warehouse. No casualties were reported. The explosion was caused by a parcel. As a result, several airlines suspended flights from the airport.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Airport information for VVC at Great Circle Mapper.
  2. ^ Google Maps - Vanguardia
  3. ^ "HK-1340 Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 27 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "HK-2213 Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 25 June 2010. 
  5. ^ "HK-2497 Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 25 June 2010. 
  6. ^ sify news Retrieved on 4 November 2010

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