Uyuni Airport

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Uyuni Airport
Joya Andina Airport
Airport type Public
Serves Uyuni, Potosí, Bolivia
Elevation AMSL 12,024 ft / 3,665 m
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: UYU, ICAO: SLUY), also known as Joya Andina Airport, is an extremely high elevation airport just 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 three airlines: Amaszonas, Boliviana de Aviacion and TAM – Transporte Aéreo Militar, which offer regular flights to and from Sucre, La Paz and Santa Cruz de la Sierra.

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]

AmaszonasLa Paz, Santa Cruz de la Sierra-Viru Viru, Sucre
Transporte Aéreo MilitarLa Paz, Sucre
Boliviana de AviacionLa Paz [6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Airport record for Uyuni Airport at Retrieved 2013-08-11
  2. ^ Airport information for Uyuni Airport 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
  6. ^ Flightradar24 - Uyuni Joya Airport Route Map

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