Mundo Maya International Airport


Mundo Maya International Airport
Mundo Maya International Airport
IATA: FRSICAO: MGTK
Summary
Airport type Military/Public
Operator Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil
Location Flores, El Petén, Guatemala
Elevation AMSL 386 ft / 118 m
Coordinates 16°54′50″N 089°51′59″W / 16.91389°N 89.86639°W / 16.91389; -89.86639Coordinates: 16°54′50″N 089°51′59″W / 16.91389°N 89.86639°W / 16.91389; -89.86639
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MGTK is located in Guatemala
MGTK
Location in Guatemala
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 3,000 9,843 Concrete
Source: Guatemalan AIP[1]

Mundo Maya International Airport (IATA: FRSICAO: MGTK), also known as Flores International Airport, is an international airport located in the suburb of Santa Elena, in the city of Flores, Guatemala. It serves national and international air traffic for the areas of Flores, Santa Elena, and San Benito, as well as all the Mayan sites like Tikal or Yaxhá and destinations like Guatemala City, Belize and Cancún.

Mundo Maya Airport, as the other airports in Guatemala, is going through some expansions, to provide a better service to passengers and airlines, so it will be able to accept a greater number flights and larger aircraft.

Contents

Airlines

Airlines Destinations
TACA Cancun (Suspended), Guatemala City
Transportes Aéreos Guatemaltecos Charter: Guatemala City,
Tropic Air Belize City

Accidents and incidents

  • On 30 September 1977, Douglas C47A TG-AKA of Aviateca was damaged beyond economic repair in a landing accident. One of the three crew members was killed.[2]
  • On 26 July 1978, Douglas DC-3 TG-AFA of Aviateca overran the runway following a birdstrike on take-off and was reported to have been damaged beyond economic repair.[3] The aircraft was later repaired and returned to service.[4]
  • On 7 May 1979, Douglas DC-3 TG-SAB of TAPSA was substantially damaged in a landing accident when it departed the runway and collided with a car. The aircraft was subsequently repaired and returned to service.[5]

References

  1. ^ MGTK - MUNDO MAYA Internacional
  2. ^ "TG-AKA Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19770930-2. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "TG-AFA Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19780726-0. Retrieved 1 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Photo: Aviateca, Douglas DC-3 TG-AFA". Airline Fan. http://www.airlinefan.com/airline-photos/1797133/Aviateca/Douglas/DC-3/TG-AFA/. Retrieved 2 August 2010. }}
  5. ^ "TG-SAB Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19790507-0. Retrieved 29 July 2010. 

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