Palmar Sur Airport

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Palmar Sur Airport
Summary
Airport typePublic
Owner/OperatorDGAC
ServesPalmar Norte, Costa Rica
LocationPalmar Sur
Elevation AMSL49 ft / 15 m
Coordinates8°57′05″N 83°28′06″W / 8.95139°N 83.46833°W / 8.95139; -83.46833Coordinates: 8°57′05″N 83°28′06″W / 8.95139°N 83.46833°W / 8.95139; -83.46833
Map
PMZ is located in Costa Rica
PMZ
PMZ
Location in Costa Rica
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 1,400 4,593 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Passengers[1]4,857
Passenger change 13–14Increase1.3%
Source: AIP[2] Google Maps[3] GCM[4]

Palmar Sur Airport (IATA: PMZ, ICAO: MRPM) is an airport serving the adjacent towns of Palmar Norte and Palmar Sur in Osa Canton, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica.[5]

Palmar Norte and Palmar Sur are divided by the Térraba River at its exit from the coastal mountain range, 17 kilometres (11 mi) inland from the Pacific Ocean. The airport is on the southern bank, and north approach and departure cross the river. There is a mountain immediately north of Palmar Norte, and mountainous terrain northwest through northeast of the airport.

The Limon VOR-DME (Ident: LIO) is located 66.2 nautical miles (122.6 km) north-northeast of the airport.[6]

The airport is owned and administered by the country's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC), and is currently served by one daily scheduled flight from San José, plus frequent charter services.

Taxis are available outside the airport. By bus, it costs approximately US$0.20 to Palmar Norte or US$0.60 to Sierpe. It is often used by travelers and tourists who are visiting Sierpe, San Buenaventura, Chontales, Ojochal, and Uvita.

In July, 2018, the airport was closed for major renovations and enhancements.[7][8] The airport was scheduled to re-open in January 2019.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Sansa Airlines San José–Juan Santamaría

Passenger Statistics[edit]

These data show number of passengers movements into the airport, according to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation of Costa Rica's Statistical Yearbooks.

Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Passengers 11,773 8,050 6,785 5,043 4,104 4,794 4,857 T.B.A.
Growth (%) Decrease 12.86% Decrease 31.62% Decrease 15.71% Decrease 25.67% Decrease 18.62% Increase 16.81% Increase 1.31% T.B.A.
Source: Costa Rica's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC). Statistical Yearbooks
(Years 2008,[9] 2009,[10] 2010,[11] 2011,[12] 2012,[13] 2013,[14] and 2014[1])
Year 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Passengers 8,538 10,592 8,356 8,190 8,000 9,482 17,667 13,511
Growth (%) N.A. Increase 24.06% Decrease 21.11% Decrease 1.99% Decrease 2.32% Increase 18.53% Increase 86.32% Decrease 23.52%
Source: Costa Rica's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC). Statistical Yearbooks
(Years 2000-2005,[15] 2006,[16] and 2007,[17])

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b DGAC Yearbook 2014 Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP) of Costa Rica, Section III (Airstrips) Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Google Maps - Palmar Sur
  4. ^ Airport information for PMZ at Great Circle Mapper.
  5. ^ OpenStreetMaps - Palmar Sur
  6. ^ "Limon VOR". Our Airports. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  7. ^ September 2018 Update
  8. ^ October 2018 Update
  9. ^ DGAC Yearbook 2008 Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ DGAC Yearbook 2009 Archived 2016-01-25 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ DGAC Yearbook 2010 Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ DGAC Yearbook 2011 Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ DGAC Yearbook 2012 Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
  14. ^ DGAC Yearbook 2013 Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
  15. ^ Oficina de Planificación, Dirección General de Aviación Civil de Costa Rica
  16. ^ DGAC Yearbook 2006 Archived 2016-01-25 at the Wayback Machine
  17. ^ DGAC Yearbook 2007 Archived 2016-01-26 at the Wayback Machine

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