Puerto Cabezas Airport

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Puerto Cabezas Airport
Airport typeMilitary/Public
OperatorRepublic of Nicaragua
LocationPuerto Cabezas, North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region
Elevation AMSL69 ft / 21 m
Coordinates14°02′15″N 83°23′12″W / 14.03750°N 83.38667°W / 14.03750; -83.38667Coordinates: 14°02′15″N 83°23′12″W / 14.03750°N 83.38667°W / 14.03750; -83.38667
PUZ is located in Nicaragua
Location in Nicaragua
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 2,472 8,110 Asphalt
Source: WAD[1] SkyVector[2] Google Maps[3]

Puerto Cabezas Airport (IATA: PUZ, ICAO: MNPC) is an airport serving Puerto Cabezas, North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region. It is located approximately one hour from Managua by aircraft. Operated by the state of Nicaragua, it mainly serves the city of Puerto Cabezas and Bluefields located close to the northeast corner of the country.

It has an asphalted runway, 2,472 m × 51 m (8,110 ft × 167 ft). The Puerto Cabezas VOR-DME (Ident: PZA) is located on the field.[4]

Improvement plans[edit]

There are plans to make the airport an international airport. The Airport Management Authority of Nicaragua has drawn up plans for improving the paved areas, taxiways, ramps and an air terminal.

The new air terminal has a total area of 477 m2 (5,130 sq ft) and a 2,400 square metres (0.6 acres) parking lot for 30 vehicles. The terminal facilities are modern and air-conditioned. Immigration and customs services are also provided, but must be coordinated by respective authorities.

Transport links[edit]

The airport is approximately one kilometre north of the city center, and there are taxis, buses, and other forms of transportation available.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The terminal provides services for daily regular flights by airline Avianca Nicaragua as well as for charter flights (air taxis) to Managua and other airports on the Caribbean coast. The terminal operates during daytime only.

Avianca Nicaragua Bluefields, Managua

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Airport information for Puerto Cabezas". World Aero Data. Archived from the original on 2019-03-05.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link) Data current as of October 2006.
  2. ^ "Puerto Cabezas Airport". SkyVector. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Bilwi Airport". Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Puerto Cabezas VOR". Our Airports. Retrieved 3 January 2019.

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