Gustavo Rojas Pinilla International Airport

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Gustavo Rojas Pinilla International Airport

Aeropuerto Internacional Gustavo Rojas Pinilla
El Aeropuerto Internacional Gustavo Rojas Pinilla.JPG
Airport typePublic
LocationSan Andrés, Colombia
Elevation AMSL19 ft / 6 m
Coordinates12°35′00″N 81°42′40″W / 12.58333°N 81.71111°W / 12.58333; -81.71111
ADZ is located in Colombia
Location of airport in Colombia
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 2,375 7,792 Asphalt
Statistics (2009)
Passengers movement911.171
Cargo movement6.822 T
Air operations14.993
Source: GCM[1] Google Maps[2]

Gustavo Rojas Pinilla International Airport (IATA: ADZ, ICAO: SKSP) is the main airport in the archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina, one of the departments of Colombia. It is able to receive large aircraft and to accommodate seasonal and charter flights from different parts of the Americas and Europe.

The San Andres VOR-DME (Ident: SPP) and non-directional beacon (Ident: SPP) are located on the field.[3][4]


The air terminal was renamed in honor of General Gustavo Rojas Pinilla, former president of the Republic of Colombia, who ordered the airport built in the mid-1950s in order to link this Caribbean island with the continental territory of Colombia; the original name of the airport was "Sesquicentenario Airport." [5]


The airport is the sixth busiest airport in Colombia in terms of passengers, with 836,234 in 2006. Most of these passengers come from the continental part of the country, due to poor international direct service to the island. Many international tourists have to fly to one of Colombia's or Panama's largest airports (Bogotá, Medellín, Cali, Santa Marta, Cartagena, Barranquilla or Panama City) to be able to reach the islands.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Air Panama Seasonal: Panama City-Albrook
Air Transat Seasonal: Montréal-Trudeau
Avianca Bogotá, Cali, Cartagena, Medellín-Córdova, Pereira
Avianca Guatemala Guatemala City, San José
Copa Airlines Panama City
LATAM Colombia Bogotá, Cali, Cartagena, Medellín-Córdova
operated by Searca
Viva Air Colombia Bogotá, Cali, Cartagena, Medellín-Córdova, Pereira, Santa Marta
Wingo Barranquilla, Bogotá, Cali, Cartagena
Check in and ticketing hall at San Andres Gustavo Rojas Pinilla International Airport (ADZ)
One of the boarding gate areas at ADZ San Andres airport

Accidents and incidents[edit]

On August 16, 2010, AIRES Flight 8250, crashed when on approach to Gustavo Rojas Pinilla International Airport. Two of the 129 passengers and crew on board died.

On September 19, 2013, American Airlines flight 1204 from San Jose, Costa Rica made an emergency landing at the San Andres Airport after reporting smoke in the cockpit. All 179 passengers were said to be safe and continued to Miami, their final destination, on a second plane; the aircraft involved in the incident was a Boeing 757.[6][7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Airport information for ADZ at Great Circle Mapper.
  2. ^ Google Maps - San Andrés
  3. ^ San Andres VOR
  4. ^ San Andres NDB
  5. ^ "Gustavo Rojas Pinilla". Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  6. ^ Costa Rica to Miami flight lands on San Andres Island
  7. ^ Emergency landing in San Andrés Spanish

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