Joya Andina Airport
|Serves||Uyuni, Potosí, Bolivia|
|Elevation AMSL||12,024 ft / 3,665 m|
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. 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.
Airlines and destinations
|Amaszonas||La Paz, Santa Cruz de la Sierra-Viru Viru, Sucre|
|Transporte Aéreo Militar||La Paz, Sucre|
|Boliviana de Aviacion||La Paz |
- Airport record for Uyuni Airport at Landings.com. Retrieved 2013-08-11
- Airport information for Uyuni Airport at Great Circle Mapper.
- "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.
- "Aeropuerto internacional de Uyuni tendrá la segunda mayor pista del país" (in Spanish). ANF. Retrieved 9 March 2012.
- Uyuni VOR
- Flightradar24 - Uyuni Joya Airport Route Map
- OpenStreetMap - Joya Andina
- OurAirports - Uyuni
- SkyVector - Joya Andina
- Flightradar24 - Uyuni Joya Andina Airport
- Accident history for Uyuni Airport at Aviation Safety Network
- Current weather for SLUY at NOAA/NWS
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