León Airport (Nicaragua)

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León Airport
Pista Aérea Fanor Urroz
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner/Operator Instituto Nicaragüense de Aeronáutica Civil
Location León
Elevation AMSL 328 ft / 100 m
Coordinates 12°25′45″N 086°54′10″W / 12.42917°N 86.90278°W / 12.42917; -86.90278Coordinates: 12°25′45″N 086°54′10″W / 12.42917°N 86.90278°W / 12.42917; -86.90278
Map
MNLN is located in Nicaragua
MNLN
MNLN
Location in Nicaragua
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 929 3,048 asphalt

León Airport (Spanish: Pista Aérea Fanor Urroz) (ICAO: MNLN) is an airfield located in León, Nicaragua.[1]

History[edit]

On December 1972, a few days after the Managua earthquake, the León Airport, also known as the Aeropuerto Godoy, was used for landing aircraft with supplies and aid for the earthquake victims.[2]

The airfield was attacked by the Sandinista guerrilla on April 27, 1979 during the final days of the insurrection against the Somoza regime.[3]

In the early 1980 the airstrip was used primarily by light aircraft for aerial fumigation. The airfield was renovated in 2010 by the Nicaraguan Civil Aeronautics Authority (INAC).[4][5]

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