Jorge Wilstermann International Airport

Jorge Wilstermann International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional Jorge Wilstermann, IATA: CBB, ICAO: SLCB) is a high elevation international airport serving Cochabamba, the capital of the Cochabamba Department of Bolivia. The facility is named in honor of Jorge Wilstermann, an early Bolivian commercial aviator.

Jorge Wilstermann International Airport
Airport typePublic / Military
OwnerMinistry of Public Works, Services and Housing of Bolivia
OperatorSABSA and AASANA
ServesCochabamba, Bolivia
Elevation AMSL8,360 ft / 2,548 m
Coordinates17°25′15″S 66°10′37″W / 17.42083°S 66.17694°W / -17.42083; -66.17694Coordinates: 17°25′15″S 66°10′37″W / 17.42083°S 66.17694°W / -17.42083; -66.17694
CBB is located in Bolivia
Location of airport in Bolivia
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 3,798 12,461 Asphalt
04/22 2,649 8,691 Asphalt
Statistics (2013)
Sources: AASANA[1] WAD[2] GCM[3]

The Cochabamba VOR-DME (Ident: CBA) and non-directional beacon (Ident: CBB) are located on the field.[4][5]

Runways 14, 22, and 32 have displaced thresholds that reduce usable landing length. Cochabamba is within a basin in the Cordillera Real mountains, and there is distant mountainous terrain in all quadrants.[6]


On 1 March 1997 the Government of Bolivia entered into a 25-year contract with Airport Group International to operate the three largest airports in Bolivia – El Alto International Airport in La Paz, Jorge Wilstermann Airport and Viru Viru International Airport in Santa Cruz de la Sierra. Servicios de Aeropuertos Bolivianos Sociedad Anonima (SABSA) was created to operate the concession. In 1999 Airport Group International was purchased by TBI plc and, in 2004, Spain's Abertis/AENA purchased TBI and operated until 2013 when the Government ordered the nationalization of SABSA, the company Airport Group International created. SABSA Nacionalizada operates the airport since 2013.

Airlines and destinationsEdit

LAB Boeing 727-200 at Jorge Wilstermann International Airport.
Amaszonas Santa Cruz de la Sierra–Viru Viru, Sucre
Boliviana de Aviación Chimore,[7] Cobija, La Paz, Madrid, Potosi, Santa Cruz de la Sierra–Viru Viru, São Paulo–Guarulhos, Sucre, Tarija, Trinidad
EcoJet Cobija, Guayaramerín, Riberalta, Sucre, Tarija, Trinidad

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Aeropuertos Controlados" (in Spanish). Administración de Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxliares a la Navegación Aérea (AASANA). Archived from the original on 23 June 2008.
  2. ^ Airport information for SLCB
  3. ^ Airport information for Cochabamba at Great Circle Mapper.
  4. ^ Cochabamba VOR
  5. ^ Cochabamba NDB
  6. ^ Google Maps - Cochabamba
  7. ^ "BoA adds Cochabamba – Chimore service from Nov 2016".

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