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Antonio Maceo Airport

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Antonio Maceo Airport

Aeropuerto Internacional de Santiago de Cuba
Airport typePublic
LocationSantiago de Cuba
Elevation AMSL76 m / 249 ft
Coordinates19°58′12″N 075°50′08″W / 19.97000°N 75.83556°W / 19.97000; -75.83556Coordinates: 19°58′12″N 075°50′08″W / 19.97000°N 75.83556°W / 19.97000; -75.83556
Location in Cuba
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 4,002 13,130 Asphalt
01/19 1,400 4,593 Asphalt
Aerodrome chart[1]

Antonio Maceo Airport (IATA: SCU, ICAO: MUCU) is an international airport located in Santiago, Cuba.


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.[citation needed] Nevertheless, jet aircraft also fly to this airport. Most commercial flights into SCU are domestic,[citation needed] 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.

Airlines and destinations

Aerogaviota Kingston–Norman Manley
Aeropostal Caracas
Air Caraïbes Paris–Orly
Blue Panorama Airlines Rome–Fiumicino
Cubana de Aviación Havana
Fly All Ways Paramaribo
InterCaribbean Airways Kingston–Norman Manley, Santo Domingo–Las Américas
Sunrise Airways Cap-Haïtien, Port-au-Prince
VivaAerobús Cancún

Santiago de Cuba Base

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.

Accidents and incidents


  1. ^ Aerodrome chart Archived March 22, 2012, at the Wayback Machine Issued 27 September 2007
  2. ^ "Hijacking description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 1 September 2009.
  3. ^ BBC - Cuba passenger plane crash kills all 68 people on board
  4. ^ NY times - Cuban Plane Crash Kills 68 People

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