Uyuni Airport

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Uyuni Airport
Joya Andina Airport
Airport type Public
Serves Uyuni, Potosí, Bolivia
Elevation AMSL  m / 12,024 ft
Coordinates 20°26′35″S 66°51′15″W / 20.44306°S 66.85417°W / -20.44306; -66.85417Coordinates: 20°26′35″S 66°51′15″W / 20.44306°S 66.85417°W / -20.44306; -66.85417
UYU is located in Bolivia
Location of the airport in Bolivia
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13/31 4,000 13,123 Asphalt
Source:,[1] GCM[2]

Uyuni Airport (IATA: UYUICAO: SLUY), also known as Joya Andina Airport, is a public use airport slightly northwest of Uyuni, in the southwestern Potosí Department of Bolivia. It is close to the Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest salt flat. It was opened by the Bolivian president Evo Morales on July 11, 2011.[3] Currently the airport is served by two airlines: Amaszonas and TAM – Transporte Aéreo Militar, which offer regular flights to and from Sucre, La Paz and Rurrenabaque.

Uyuni Airport features a 4,000 metres (13,000 ft) long and 45 metres (148 ft) wide paved runway, making it the airport with Bolivia's second longest runway.[4]

The Uyuni VOR-DME (Ident: UNI) is located on the field.[5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Amaszonas La Paz, Rurrenabaque
Transporte Aéreo Militar La Paz, Sucre

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Airport record for Uyuni Airport at Retrieved 2013-08-11
  2. ^ Airport information for SLUY at Great Circle Mapper.
  3. ^ "Uyuni se abre al mundo con un moderno aeropuerto" (in Spanish). Periodico Boliviano. Archived from the original on 15 May 2013. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Aeropuerto internacional de Uyuni tendrá la segunda mayor pista del país" (in Spanish). ANF. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  5. ^ Uyuni VOR

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