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Frank País Airport

Frank País International Airport
ICAO: MUHG
Summary
Airport type Military/Public
Operator ECASA (Empresa Cubana de Aeropuertos y Servicios Aeronáuticos S.A.)
Serves Holguín
Location municipio of Holguin
Elevation AMSL 110 m / 361 ft
Coordinates
Website
Map
MUHG is located in Cuba
MUHG
MUHG
Location in Cuba
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 3,238 10,623 Asphalt
Source: Aerodrome chart[1]

Frank País Airport (ICAO: MUHG) is an international airport that serves the city of Holguín in Cuba. It bears the name of Cuban revolutionary Frank País.

History

January 1, 1943 the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) set up postal operations for Levisa Bay using Army Post Office, Miami with the address: 4910 APO MIA.[2]

Holguín Air Base

The airport is headquarters to the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces Eastern Command. The airport is also the base for a fighter training centre of the 3710th Interceptor Squadron and Training

The base is home to several Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21BIS and UM aircraft. It is also home to a general purpose transport squadron using Mil Mi-17 (4-6) helicopters, stored at one end of the airport.[3]

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Aero Caribbean Havana, Santiago de Cuba
Air Canada Seasonal: Ottawa (begins 22 December 2015)[4]
Air Canada Rouge Montréal-Trudeau, Toronto-Pearson
Air Transat Montréal-Trudeau, Toronto-Pearson
Seasonal: Halifax, Ottawa, Québec City
American Airlines Charter: Miami, Tampa
Blue Panorama Airlines Milan-Malpensa
Condor Frankfurt
Cubana de Aviación Havana, Montréal-Trudeau, Toronto-Pearson
Neos Milan-Malpensa
Sunwing Airlines Bagotville, Montréal-Trudeau, Québec City, Toronto-Pearson, Winnipeg
Seasonal: Charlottetown, London (ON),
Thomas Cook Airlines London-Gatwick, Manchester (UK)
TUI Airlines Netherlands Amsterdam
WestJet Seasonal: Toronto-Pearson[5]

References

  1. ^ Aerodrome chart Issued 30 October 2007
  2. ^
  3. ^ http://cubaaldescubierto.com/?p=486
  4. ^ http://airlineroute.net/2015/05/27/ac-yowyul-w15/
  5. ^

External links

Media related to Frank País Airport at Wikimedia Commons

  • Holguin.AirportCuba.net Holguin (Frank País) Airport website
  • Cubana destinations and airports
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