Technical Information


AUGUSTO C. SANDINO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

Located 11 kilometers east of downtown Managua, the Augusto C. Sandino International Airport is liked to the capital city by Carretera Norte, a six-lane highway. It is Nicaragua's main international airport, servicing an average of 100 daily flights to the United States, Central America, Mexico and Panama, with connections and domestic flights to Nicaragua's Atlantic Coast. The airlines operating out of this airport are: Grupo Taca, American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines, Copa Airlines, Aerocaribbean, Atlantic Airlines, La Costeña, as well as the cargo airlines: Arrow Air, UPS, Copa Cargo and Taca Cargo.


GENERAL INFORMATION

Important Warning: This information is only for reference and may not be accurate or up-to-date. Therefore, should not be used for navigation purposes, flight plans or during a flight. Always consult the official publications for more accurate and recent information.

Name Augusto C. Sandino International Airport
IATA Code MGA
OACI Code MNMG
Airport Use Mixed (Civil/Military)
Alternate Airports SAL, SJO, SAP
Airport reference point 12 08 26 N, 086 10 16 W
Reference temperature 35.6 °C
Elevation 59 m AMSL
Weather Warm, six-month rainy season, six-month dry season.
Airport Management Authority Empresa Administradora de Aeropuertos Internacionales (EAAI)
Address P.O Box 5179, Km. 11 Carretera Norte, Managua, Nicaragua
Telephones PBX: +(505) 233-1624 to 28, Fax: + (505) 263-1072 (Management)
E-mail webmaster@eaai.com.ni
Website (URL) www.eaai.com.ni


AIRPORT FACILITIES:

Number of runways 1
Direction 09 / 27
Length 2,442 m
Surface 45 m
Runway surface Asphalt. In good condition
Resistance PCN 52/F/B/X/U
Number of ramps 3 (international, cargo and domestic flights)
International ramp 10 positions, 4 boarding bridges
Loading apron 2 positions, B757 ACFT
Control tower H24
Control room H24, Approach (APP)
Operating hours H24
Fuel Jet A-1, Avgas 100/130
Fuel suppliers
(Fuel/Services)
Texaco, Esso, Taxanic
Firefighters (ARFF) Category VII, H24
Immigration H24
Customs H24
Weather station H24
Ground Handling YES
Catering Service YES  Hotel Camino Real


VISUAL NAVIGATION AIDS:

Runway lights HIRL (high desity)
Approach lights NO
REIL NO
Approach by instruments ILS-DME, VOR-DME, NDB
Airfield beacon Green/White, High desity
Wind cones YES, key station 09/27
RVR Equipment NO
Secondary radar YES (See Projects)
Primary radar NO
VASI YES, key station 09, three bars
PAPI NO
Secondary power source YES, electric generator
Emergency runway lights YES, portable lights of battery


RADIO NAVIGATION AIDS:

VOR-DME (MGA) 112.1Mhz, CH 58X, H24
VOR-DME (PZA) 112.9 Mhz, CH 76X, H24
VOR-DME (BEF) 116.7 Mhz, CH 114X, H24
NDB (YNP) 290 Khz


ATS RADIO COMMUNICATIONS:

Control Tower(MGA TWR) 118.1 Mhz, H24
Approach (MGA APP) 119.4 Mhz, H24
Land (GND) 121.9 Mhz, H24
Emergency (EMERG) 121.5 Mhz, H24
RDO (MGA RDO) 126.9 Mhz, H24
Meteorology (MET) 132.1 Mhz, H24


Last update:December 15, 2005