Tobías Bolaños International Airport

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Tobías Bolaños International Airport

Aeropuerto Internacional Tobías Bolaños
CRI Tobias Bolaños Airport 04 2010 5457.JPG
Summary
Airport typePublic
LocationSan José, Costa Rica
Elevation AMSL3,287 ft / 1,002 m
Coordinates9°57′26″N 84°08′22″W / 9.95722°N 84.13944°W / 9.95722; -84.13944Coordinates: 9°57′26″N 84°08′22″W / 9.95722°N 84.13944°W / 9.95722; -84.13944
Map
SYQ is located in Costa Rica
SYQ
SYQ
Location in Costa Rica
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 1,620 5,315 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Passengers[1]32,164
Passenger change 13–14Increase27.2%
Source: AIP[2] GCM[3] SkyVector[4] GoogleMaps[5]

Tobías Bolaños International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional Tobías Bolaños) (IATA: SYQ, ICAO: MRPV) is one of four international airports in Costa Rica, and the secondary airport serving the city of San José, after Juan Santamaría International Airport. It is located in downtown San José, in Pavas District, San José Canton.

The airport is named for the Costa Rican pilot Tobias Bolaños Palma (1892-1953), first pilot graduated and who laid the foundation of aviation in Costa Rica.

This airport is the main base for general aviation in the country, as well as most private flight operations, charter flights, tourism. and aviation schools. Several companies offer charter services from this airport: Aerobell, CarmonAir, and Taxiaereo among others.

Runway length includes a 50 metres (160 ft) displaced threshold on the west end. The El Coco VOR-DME (Ident: TIO) is located 5.9 nautical miles (11 km) west-northwest of the airport. The Horcones non-directional beacon (Ident: HOR) is located 9.1 nautical miles (17 km) to the west.[6][7]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Aerobell Airlines Drake Bay, La Fortuna, Puerto Jiménez, Quepos, Tamarindo, Tambor, Tortuguero

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 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Passengers 101,573 93,048 84,194 89,737 18,531 15,754 25,293 32,164
Growth (%) Decrease 2.65% Decrease 8.39% Decrease 9.52% Increase 6.58% Decrease 79.35% Decrease 14.99% Increase 60.55% Increase 27.17%
Source: Costa Rica's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC). Statistical Yearbooks
(Years 2010,[8] 2011,[9] 2012,[10] 2013,[11] and 2014[1])
Year 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Passengers 15,598 39,606 46,320 62,745 85,484 87,650 95,356 120,617 128,106 104,343
Growth (%) N.A. Increase 153.92% Increase 16.95% Increase 35.46% Increase 36.24% Increase 2.53% Increase 8.79% Increase 26.49% Increase 6.21% Decrease 18.55%
Source: Costa Rica's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC). Statistical Yearbooks
(Years 2000-2005,[12] 2006,[13] 2007,[14] 2008,[15] and 2009[16])

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. ^ Airport information for Tobías Bolaños International Airport at Great Circle Mapper.
  4. ^ "San Jose-Tobias Bolano Airport". SkyVector. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Tobías Bolaños International Airport". Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  6. ^ "El Coco VOR". Our Airports. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Horcones NDB". Our Airports. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  8. ^ DGAC Yearbook 2010 Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ DGAC Yearbook 2011 Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ DGAC Yearbook 2012 Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ DGAC Yearbook 2013 Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ Oficina de Planificación, DGAC de Costa Rica
  13. ^ DGAC Yearbook 2006 Archived 2016-01-25 at the Wayback Machine
  14. ^ DGAC Yearbook 2007 Archived 2016-01-26 at the Wayback Machine
  15. ^ DGAC Yearbook 2008 Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
  16. ^ DGAC Yearbook 2009 Archived 2016-01-25 at the Wayback Machine

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