Tobías Bolaños International Airport

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Tobías Bolaños International Airport

Aeropuerto Internacional Tobías Bolaños
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorDirección General de Aviación Civil
ServesSan José, Costa Rica
Location San José, Costa Rica
Elevation  AMSL 3,287 ft / 1,002 m
Coordinates 9°57′26″N84°08′22″W / 9.95722°N 84.13944°W / 9.95722; -84.13944 Coordinates: 9°57′26″N84°08′22″W / 9.95722°N 84.13944°W / 9.95722; -84.13944
Map
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SYQ
Location in Costa Rica
Runways
Direction LengthSurface
mft
09/271,6205,315Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Passengers [1] 32,164
Passenger change 13–14Increase2.svg27.2%
Source: AIP [2] GCM [3] SkyVector [4]

Tobías Bolaños International Airport (Spanish : Aeropuerto Internacional Tobías Bolaños) ( IATA : SYQ, ICAO : MRPV) is one of four international airports in Costa Rica, and the secondary airport serving the city of San José, after Juan Santamaría International Airport. It is located in downtown San José, in Pavas District, San José Canton. The airport is named for Costa Rican pilot Tobias Bolaños Palma (1892-1953).

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The airport has one runway (1566mx23m). It lies at an elevation of 1002 meters AMSL. The airport has no instrument approach procedures and can only accept VFR flights.

This airport is the main base for general aviation in the country, as well as most private flight operations, charter flights, tourism. and aviation schools. Several companies offer charter services from this airport: Aerobell, CarmonAir, Prestige Wings,Taxiaereo among others.


Airlines and destinations

AirlinesDestinations
Aerobell Airlines Drake Bay, La Fortuna, Puerto Jiménez, Quepos, Tamarindo, Tambor, Tortuguero

Aviation schools

There are 8 flight schools operating out of Tobías Bolaños International Airport. Some offer additional aviation courses such as cabin crew training, dispatcher training among others. They have varying fleets of single and multi-engine aircraft for Ab initio pilot training.

Passenger statistics

Annual passenger traffic at SYQ airport. See Wikidata query.

These data show number of passenger movements into the airport, according to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation of Costa Rica's Statistical Yearbooks.

Year20102011201220132014201520162017
Passengers101,57393,04884,19489,73718,53115,75425,29332,164
Growth (%)Decrease2.svg 2.65%Decrease2.svg 8.39%Decrease2.svg 9.52%Increase2.svg 6.58%Decrease2.svg 79.35%Decrease2.svg 14.99%Increase2.svg 60.55%Increase2.svg 27.17%
Source: Costa Rica's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC). Statistical Yearbooks
(Years 2010, [5] 2011, [6] 2012, [7] 2013, [8] and 2014 [1] )
Year2000200120022003200420052006200720082009
Passengers15,59839,60646,32062,74585,48487,65095,356120,617128,106104,343
Growth (%)N.A.Increase2.svg 153.92%Increase2.svg 16.95%Increase2.svg 35.46%Increase2.svg 36.24%Increase2.svg 2.53%Increase2.svg 8.79%Increase2.svg 26.49%Increase2.svg 6.21%Decrease2.svg 18.55%
Source: Costa Rica's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC). Statistical Yearbooks
(Years 2000-2005, [9] 2006, [10] 2007, [11] 2008, [12] and 2009 [13] )

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References

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