Antonio Maceo Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional de Santiago de Cuba
|Location||Santiago de Cuba|
|Elevation AMSL||76 m / 249 ft|
The airport has a drawing of Che Guevara on one of its outside walls. Pope John Paul II flew to this airport during his last visit to Cuba, flying a round trip between here and José Martí International Airport in Havana. Likewise, Pope Benedict XVI, during the second papal visit to Cuba, flew here for Mass and other activities, from his visit to León and Guanajuato in Mexico, before moving on to Havana.
The airport is basically a turbo-prop centre. Nevertheless, jet aircraft also fly to this airport. Most commercial flights into SCU are domestic, but there are about twenty international flights each week; while these international flights are done mostly by domestic airlines, the international routes have nevertheless awakened the interest of some foreign airlines that might open flights into this airport in the future.
|Air Transat||Seasonal: Toronto-Pearson|
|Blue Panorama Airlines||Rome-Fiumicino|
|Cubana de Aviación||Havana, Port-au-Prince, Santo Domingo-Las Américas|
|Fly All Ways||Paramaribo|
|Sunrise Airways||Cap-Haïtien, Port-au-Prince|
The airport was home to the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces:
The helipads are now part of the executive jet terminal on the north end of the airport.
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