Máximo Gómez Airport

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Máximo Gómez Airport

Aeropuerto Máximo Gómez
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorGovernment
ServesCiego de Ávila, Cuba
Elevation AMSL102 m / 335 ft
Coordinates22°01′37″N 078°47′22″W / 22.02694°N 78.78944°W / 22.02694; -78.78944Coordinates: 22°01′37″N 078°47′22″W / 22.02694°N 78.78944°W / 22.02694; -78.78944
Map
MUCA is located in Cuba
MUCA
MUCA
Location in Cuba
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 3,532 11,588 Asphalt
Source: Aerodrome chart,[1] STV[2]

Máximo Gómez Airport (IATA: AVI, ICAO: MUCA) is a regional airport in the Ciego de Ávila Province of Cuba which serves the city of Ciego de Ávila.

History[edit]

It is named for Máximo Gómez, a Major General in the Ten Years' War (1868–1878) and Cuba's military commander in the Cuban War of Independence (1895–1898). It received flights mostly from Canada during the 1990s, with tourists going to the resorts on the island of Cayo Coco. Since the construction of Jardines Del Rey Airport in 2002, there were only domestic flights to Havana, which recently ended as well, leaving this airport unserved by any scheduled airlines. This airport closed when the new airport of Jardines Del Rey opened, in 2002.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aerodrome chart issued 30 October 2011
  2. ^ Airport information for Máximo Gómez Airport at Transport Search website.

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