Quetzaltenango Airport

Los Altos Airport (Aeropuerto Los Altos), serves the city of Quetzaltenango, also known as "Xelajú" or "Xela," and western Guatemala.wikipedia
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Serving Guatemala's second largest city, the airport aims to gain international status, along with La Aurora International Airport and Mundo Maya International Airport.
La Aurora is being renovated, along with other airports in Guatemala, such as Mundo Maya International Airport, Quetzaltenango Airport, Puerto Barrios Airport, and San José Airport.

Aviateca

Avianca Guatemala destinations
The first airport was built in 1945 at La Esperanza and was transferred to the present site in 1955. Aviateca had daily flights between Xela and Guatemala City, charging 25 Quetzal those days.
Quetzaltenango - Quetzaltenango Airport

Quetzaltenango

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Los Altos Airport (Aeropuerto Los Altos), serves the city of Quetzaltenango, also known as "Xelajú" or "Xela," and western Guatemala.

Guatemala

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Los Altos Airport (Aeropuerto Los Altos), serves the city of Quetzaltenango, also known as "Xelajú" or "Xela," and western Guatemala.

Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (Guatemala)

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It is operated and administrated by Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil de Guatemala (DGAC).

VOR/DME

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The Tapachula VOR-DME (Ident: TAP) is located 50.9 nmi west of the airport.

Non-directional beacon

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The Quetzaltenango non-directional beacon (Ident: XLA) is located on the field.

Mundo Maya International Airport

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Serving Guatemala's second largest city, the airport aims to gain international status, along with La Aurora International Airport and Mundo Maya International Airport.

Hurricane Stan

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An emergency operations center has been installed at the airport in order to respond to future disasters like hurricane Stan.

Óscar Berger

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The new runway was inaugurated by President Óscar Berger on January 10, 2008.

Runway

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extension, asphalting, signposting, and illuminating of the runway and taxiway

Taxiway

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extension, asphalting, signposting, and illuminating of the runway and taxiway

Guatemala City

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The first airport was built in 1945 at La Esperanza and was transferred to the present site in 1955. Aviateca had daily flights between Xela and Guatemala City, charging 25 Quetzal those days.

Guatemalan quetzal

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The first airport was built in 1945 at La Esperanza and was transferred to the present site in 1955. Aviateca had daily flights between Xela and Guatemala City, charging 25 Quetzal those days.

Central America

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In 1992 Miguel Angel Castro Conde father and son constructed a two-seater aircraft in Quetzaltenango, finishing it in 2003 and naming it "Quetzaltenango 1". It is said that it is the first and only ever built airplane in Central America,.

Douglas DC-3

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On 1 November 1998 a Douglas DC-3 (N3FY) carrying 18 crew and passengers crashed near the airport into mountainous terrain.

Bell 206

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On 13 October 1999 a private Bell 206 helicopter (TG-AMA) crashed near Quetzaltenango.

Helicopter

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On 13 October 1999 a private Bell 206 helicopter (TG-AMA) crashed near Quetzaltenango.

Ontario Central Airlines

CF-ABA c/n 20562. Built as Douglas C-47A-90-DL 43-16096 for the USAAF. Transferred to the RNoAF in May 1945 and then sold to Norwegian Air Lines in October 1947 and registered LN-IAN. Sold in March 1949 to Les Avions Bleus and registered F-OADR. Sold in 1951 to Cornell Dublier Electric Corp, New Jersey and re-registered N9989F. Sold in January 1968 to Huber Homes Inc and re-registered N355HH. Sold in January 1970 to H M Dunn, Lexington, Kentucky and then to Midwest Airlines in June 1970. Sold in June 1972 to Aviation Sales International and re-registered CF-ABA. Sold in July 1972 to Albig Aviation, L'Ancienne-Lorette, Quebec and then to Sigfusson Transport, Winnipeg, Manitoba in April 1973. Sold that same month to Superior Airways and then to Ontario Central Airways, Reindeer Air Service and Wright Enterprises, Edmonton, Alberta by 1974. Sold to Ilford Riverton Airways in 1978, by which time registration had been changed to C-FABA. Sold in January 1979 to Wright Enterprises and then sold in September 1979 to Yukon Air Service, Fairbanks, Alaska and re-registered N3FT. The next owner was Air North then sold in 1990 to Rocky Mountain Helicopter, Provo, Utah. Sold in October 1993 to Living Water Teaching Inc and based in Guatemala. Written off on 1 November 1998 when it crashed into a mountain on approach to Quetzaltenango Airport. Eleven of the 18 people on board were killed.

RACSA (airline)

RACSA
One of its planes was hired by the Guatemalan Air Force and temporarily based at Quetzaltenango Airport after Hurricane Stan in 2005, in order to provide help in remote areas.