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Abel Santamaría Airport

Abel Santamaría Airport[2][3] (Spanish: Aeropuerto "Abel Santamaría"[4]) (IATA: SNU, ICAO: MUSC) is an international airport serving Santa Clara, the capital city of the Villa Clara Province in Cuba. It was named after the Cuban revolutionary Abel Santamaría. On 31 August 2016, JetBlue Flight 387 from Fort Lauderdale, Florida landed at the airport to commence regular commercial flights between Fort Lauderdale and Santa Clara, the first commercial flight from the United States to Cuba in 54 years following the thaw in Cuba–United States relations.[5]

Abel Santamaría Airport

Aeropuerto Abel Santamaría
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Summary
Airport typeMilitary/Public
OperatorECASA
ServesSanta Clara, Cuba
Elevation AMSL103 m / 338 ft
Coordinates22°29′32″N 079°56′37″W / 22.49222°N 79.94361°W / 22.49222; -79.94361Coordinates: 22°29′32″N 079°56′37″W / 22.49222°N 79.94361°W / 22.49222; -79.94361
Websitesantaclara.airportcuba.net
Map
MUSC is located in Cuba
MUSC
MUSC
Location in Cuba
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 3,017 9,898 Asphalt
Source: Aerodrome chart[1]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

Santa Clara Air BaseEdit

The airport is an inactive Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces air base:

Active Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces helicopter squadron air base, flying: – Mil Mi-17 (two seen flying around the airport in February 2013, and six on the ground including one being refueled) in the transport role and the Mi-24/35 in the troop support role.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Aerodrome chart Archived 23 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine Issued 30 October 2007
  2. ^ Airport information for MUSC at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  3. ^ "Santa Clara: Planning a Trip". Frommers.com. Wiley Publishing, Inc. Retrieved 30 May 2010.
  4. ^ "Aeropuertos de Cuba" [Airports of Cuba] (in Spanish). El Instituto de Aeronáutica Civil de Cuba (IACC). Archived from the original on 18 June 2010. Retrieved 30 May 2010.
  5. ^ "U.S. resumes scheduled passenger flights to Cuba after more than 50 years". Reuters. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  6. ^ Liu, Jim (9 May 2019). "Air Transat schedules new routes in W19". Routesonline. Informa Markets. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  7. ^ Liu, Jim (4 November 2019). "American Airlines Cuba service changes from Dec 2019". Routesonline. Informa Markets. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  8. ^ Liu, Jim (4 November 2019). "JetBlue Cuba service changes from Dec 2019". Routesonline. Informa Markets. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  9. ^ "Sunwing to operate more direct flights from Hamilton than ever before". GlobeNewswire (Press release). 22 July 2019.
  10. ^ "Sunwing returns to London International Airport for its 14th consecutive season with two new flight services for 2019". GlobeNewswire (Press release). 6 August 2019.

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