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Barra de Tortuguero Airport (IATA: TTQ, ICAO: MRBT), is an airport serving Tortuguero village and Tortuguero National Park in Pococí Canton, Limón Province, Costa Rica.

Barra de Tortuguero Airport
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorDGAC
ServesTortuguero, Costa Rica
Elevation AMSL7 ft / 2 m
Coordinates10°34′10″N 83°30′55″W / 10.56944°N 83.51528°W / 10.56944; -83.51528Coordinates: 10°34′10″N 83°30′55″W / 10.56944°N 83.51528°W / 10.56944; -83.51528
Map
TTQ is located in Costa Rica
TTQ
TTQ
Location in Costa Rica
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
15/33 900 2,953 Concrete
Statistics (2014)
Passengers11,577
Passenger change 13–14Increase80.8%
Source: AIP[1] DGAC[2] GCM[3] SkyVector[4]

The runway lies on a narrow strip between the Tortuguero River and the Caribbean shoreline, 3 kilometres (2 mi) northwest of Tortuguero village. Approach and departure will be partially over water.

The Barra Del Colorado non-directional beacon (Ident: COL) is located 21.8 nautical miles (40 km) north-northwest of the airport. The Limon VOR-DME (Ident: LIO) is located 46.4 nautical miles (86 km) southeast of the runway.[5][6]

Tortuguero Airport is managed by Costa Rica's Directorate General of Civil Aviation. In 2014, the airport registered 11,577 passengers.

Airlines and destinationsEdit

Passenger StatisticsEdit

These data show number of passengers movements into the airport, according to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation of Costa Rica's Statistical Yearbooks.

Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Passengers 11,523 7,487 7,613 6,767 5,630 6,404 11,577 T.B.A.
Growth (%)   10.70%   35.03%   1.68%   11.11%   16.80%   13.75%   80.78% T.B.A.
Source: Costa Rica's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC). Statistical Yearbooks
(Years 2008,[7] 2009,[8] 2010,[9] 2011,[10] 2012,[11] 2013,[12] and 2014[2])
Year 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Passengers 4,694 6,488 7,824 13,381 12,506 12,133 11,048 12,904
Growth (%) N.A.   38.22%   20.59%   71.03%   6.54%   2.98%   8.94%   16.80%
Source: Costa Rica's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC). Statistical Yearbooks
(Years 2000-2005,[13] 2006,[14] and 2007,[15])

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP) of Costa Rica, Section III (Airstrips) Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b DGAC. Anuario Estadístico del Transporte Aéreo, 2014 Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Airport information for TTQ at Great Circle Mapper.
  4. ^ "Barra Del Tortuguero Airport". SkyVector. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Barra Del Colorado NDB". Our Airports. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Limon VOR". Our Airports. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  7. ^ DGAC Yearbook 2008 Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ " " 2009 Archived 2016-01-25 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ " " 2010 Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ " " 2011 Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ " " 2012 Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ " " 2013 Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ Oficina de Planificación, DGAC de Costa Rica
  14. ^ DGAC Yearbook 2006 Archived 2016-01-25 at the Wayback Machine
  15. ^ " " 2007 Archived 2016-01-26 at the Wayback Machine

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