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Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport
IATA: VRA – ICAO: MUVR
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator ECASA S.A.
Location Varadero
Elevation AMSL 210 ft / 64 m
Coordinates 23°02′04″N 81°26′07″W / 23.03444°N 81.43528°W / 23.03444; -81.43528Coordinates: 23°02′04″N 81°26′07″W / 23.03444°N 81.43528°W / 23.03444; -81.43528
Website www.airportcuba.com/jgg
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
06/24 11,490 3,502 Asphalt

Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport (IATA: VRA, ICAO: MUVR) is an international airport serving Varadero, Cuba and the province of Matanzas. The airport is located closer to the town of Matanzas than to Varadero. The closest airport to Varadero is Santa Marta Airport. Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport is the second busiest airport in Cuba after José Martí International Airport in Havana.

The terminal building has a few shops, duty free shop, cafeterias and crowded lounges. The ground handling equipment is imported mainly from North America.

There are three jet bridges, but air stairs are used for the remaining aircraft parking spaces on the apron by the terminal.

The airport is named for journalist and black rights activist in Cuba Juan Gualberto Gómez (1854-1933).

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Aerocaribbean Havana, Cayo Largo del Sur, Cayo Coco, Punta Cana
Aerogaviota Havana, Cayo Coco, Cayo Largo, Cayo Santa Maria, Holguin, Santiago de Cuba
Air Berlin Düsseldorf, Munich
Seasonal: Berlin-Tegel
Air Canada Calgary, Montréal-Trudeau, Toronto-Pearson
Seasonal: Halifax, Ottawa [begins December 25], Vancouver
Air Italy Polska Warsaw
Air Italy Milan-Malpensa, Rome-Fiumicino
Air Transat Montréal-Trudeau, Toronto-Pearson
Seasonal: Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Quebec City, St. John's, Vancouver
Arkefly Amsterdam
Blue Panorama Airlines Milan-Malpensa, Rome-Fiumincino
CanJet Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Montréal-Trudeau, Ottawa, Quebec City, Regina, Saskatoon, St. John's, Toronto-Pearson
Condor Frankfurt
Cubana de Aviación Buenos Aires-Ezeiza, Havana, Montréal-Trudeau, Santiago de Cuba, Toronto-Pearson
Edelweiss Air Zurich
Enerjet Seasonal: Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto-Pearson, Vancouver
Jetairfly Brussels
Livingston Energy Flight Milan-Malpensa
Magni Cancun, Monterrey
Martinair Amsterdam, Punta Cana, Puerto Plata
Neos Milan-Malpensa
Servicios Aéreos Profesionales Punta Cana
Sunwing Airlines Bagotville, Calgary, Deer Lake, Edmonton, Gander, London (ON), Montréal-Trudeau, Ottawa, Quebec City, Sault Ste Marie, Sept-Îles, St. John's, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Toronto-Pearson, Val-d'Or, Vancouver
Thomas Cook Airlines London-Gatwick, Manchester (UK)
Thomson Airways London-Gatwick, Manchester (UK)
Transaero Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo
WestJet Toronto-Pearson
Seasonal: Calgary [begins November 6], Montreal-Trudeau [begins November 6]
Whitejets Campinas-Viracopos, Rio de Janeiro-Galeão



Departures hall
Departures hall
Air Canada Airbus A321 departing Varadero Airport

Incidents

There has been 5 significant incidents involving aircraft from or enroute to the airport since the 1950s. Only 1 flight involved resulted in fatalities. Three flights involved Cubans hijacking an aircraft to flee to the United States.

  • March 6, 2005 - Air Transat Flight 961 Airbus A310 returned safely to airport following detachment of rudder after take off.
  • December 29, 1992 - Aerocaribbean Antonov 26 was hijacked enroute to Varadero Airport from Havana. Aircraft lands in Miami.
  • July 3, 1961 - Cubana de Aviación Douglas DC-3 was hijacked enroute to Varadero Airport from Havana. Aircraft lands in Miami.
  • April 25, 1959 - Cubana de Aviación Vickers Viscount was hijacked after takeoff from Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport and forced to land at Key West International Airport.
  • November 1, 1958 - Cubana de Aviación Flight 495 Vickers Viscount 755D crashes in Nipe Bay when attempting an emergency landing at Preston Airport. Plane was enroute to Varadero from Miami with 20 onboard. Only 3 survived with 17 fatalities.


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General Info
Country Cuba
ICAO ID MUVR
Time UTC-5(-4DT)
Latitude 23.034445
23° 02' 04.00" N
Longitude -81.435278
081° 26' 07.00" W
Elevation 210 feet
64 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 004° W (08/06)
Beacon Yes
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Near City Varadero
Operating Hours 24 HOUR OPERATIONS
Daylight Saving Time Last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October


Communications
VARADERO TWR 118.4
VARADERO APP 119.6
VARADERO RDO 126.9
3407
5562
6673
8876


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
06/24 11490 x 148 feet
3502 x 45 meters
ASPHALT 052FAXT YES


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME UVA VARDER 095X 114.8 1.2 NM 060.2
NDB VA VARDER - 430 4.9 NM 059.6


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.

100/130 MIL Spec, low lead, aviation gasoline (BLUE)


Remarks
CAUTION Bird haz
CSTMS/IMG avbl
FUEL (NC-100LL, A1)



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